Distance - Build Stronger Relationships through Powerful Communication for Engineers and Scientists (1.2 CEUs)


  • Looking for professional development but do not have the time to take off from work?

  • Looking for refresher course on specific engineering topics and cannot find an intensive course to serve your needs?

  • This may be your ideal Professional Development course!

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This course is approximately 3 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

Course Description:

Engineers and scientists need to communicate effectively to lead and work in increasingly complex and diverse projects and workplaces. With global/multicultural partners, increased specialization, and constant technological developments and change, engineers and scientists are constantly challenged to effectively impact and lead their teams.
In this interactive class the participants will be engaged and practise communications practices which will increase their impact in the jobs. Designed for those whos success rests on their ability to: be understood by a diverse group; to influence others in the performance of their job; and to create positive working relationships. The workshop focuses on skills that will impact their ability to communicate with others and lead in the achivemnent of the projects desired outcomes.
GIC is a certified Certified Management Consultant (CMC) course provider. This program provides the course required in the steps to obtain a CMC designation. Conditions and regulations about CMC designation can be found on the CMC-canada website.

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Sydney Scott


Dr. Sydney Scott,  D.Ed, MBA, BSc, CPCC

President, Corporate Alchemy; past Dean of Business at University Canada West, and British Columbia Open University.

"If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." -Thomas Edison

She has worked with Entrepreneurs for over 15 years helping them turn their dreams into reality. Working in the Academic world Sydney has created full degree programs in business and has the technical and analytical skills plus the training in emotional development to bring out the best in her Students/clients. Sydney has been a leader in adult education for the past 25 years. She got into Coaching when she and a team from the British Columbia Institute of Technology developed a Competency Based Management degree to be delivered through the Coaching process. Since that time Coaching has become a major tool in her work and in her teaching. 

Setting the stage for successful communications, one on one and with groups

  • Foundation Tools: Apply critical thinking
    • Set clear communication objectives
    • Identify assumptions
    • Identify and utilize common ground for successful interactions
    • Prepare the message to open up the conversation
    • Deliver the message
    • Barriers to communication
    • Delivery of the message
    • Communication Exercise-Case Studies
  • Communication Skills: How to make your conversations impactful
    • Opening up the situation to facilitate a conversation
    • Gaining Rapport
  • Demonstrating empathy
    • Deep listening
    • Developing Trust
    • Questioning for clarification and specifics
  • Expressing without provoking
    • Development of agreement on the needed outcome
    • Summarizing
  • Applied exercise

Leading your teams one conversation at a time

  • Regular communications and check-ins How to make them work
  • Challenging Situations: Understanding and Managing Conflict
    • Assertive not aggressive
    • Handling push back
    • Communicating Exercise
  • Facilitating Team Communications
  • What do you think your team members want to know?
  • Would your teams work better if they had the ability to get straight answers?
    • Team Exercise-
      • Dealing with Challenges
      • Take responsibility for the drama you create
      • Open up for feedback
      • Gaining a joint perspective to move forward
  • Becoming a great communicator
  • Conflicting realties must be addressed not ignored- the realities of the key stakeholders must be explored.
  • What are the conversations you have been avoiding?
  • Work in pairs to prepare for conversations that need to happen
  • How to manage the communication with your virtual teams

TLNT reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. TLNT's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. TLNT is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations. Please click here for complete policies.

This is a Professional Development Distance Program course. These are open to a start date after you register, not scheduled for a specific date.

We could offer any of our courses at a location of your choice and customized contents according to your needs, please contact us at : inhouse@tlnt-training.com or click here  to submit an online request.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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