Sustainability in Engineering Leadership and Management (SELM) SIG Workshop

Leadership and followership in sustainable engineering

February 17, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
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Please join the SELM SIG for it’s December workshop, featuring Dr. Marc Hurwitz, PhD MBA MSc MSc CMC, Associate Director, Undergraduate and Non-Degree Programs, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship & Business, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo.

Sometimes we lead, sometimes we follow, and sometimes we step away. While it is understood that we need to improve the leadership skills of engineering students, the same consideration hasn’t been given to followership. Half the partnership is missing, considered less important, underdeveloped, or ignored altogether.

In this session, we’ll consider questions such as: What does it mean to be a great follower? When should we follow? How do we help students develop or rethink their followership identity? What is the specific relevance of followership to sustainable engineering practice?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marnie Jamieson ([email protected]) or John Donald ([email protected] ).


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Dr. Marc Hurwitz, PhD MBA MSc MSc CMC

Dr. MARC HURWICZ is co-author of the best-seller Leadership is Half the Story (University of Toronto, Rotman-Press) along with two other books on followership including the recent volume, Followership Education (New Direction for Student Leadership series). In 2019, he chaired the first Global Followership Conference, attended by 130 of the top researchers and educators in followership from around the world.

Marc teaches leadership, entrepreneurship, and consulting at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship & Business. He holds graduate degrees in neuroscience, mathematics, physics, and business – all of which he has taught at the undergraduate level. Marc also has over 20 years corporate and entrepreneurial experience including at the executive level and co-runs two businesses teaching leadership, followership, collaboration, decision-making, the neuroscience of work, and other critical interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.


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