Skills Conference

Published: 28 Jan 2015

The Institution of Civil Engineers is holding a Skills Conference on 21 April 2015 at One Great George Street, Westminster. The one day event will provide insight into gaps identified in engineers’ technical skillsets, examining the essential abilities employees must have and discussing the most effective ways of ensuring they have them.

In the post-recession economy nearly a third of engineering and construction CEOs are ‘extremely concerned’ about access to key skills limiting growth.  Eight years of financial squeeze have left a legacy of underinvestment in talent management, skills and L&D.

The conference programme will examine technical skills and how to hone the 'soft skills' that engineers need, including project management - such as stakeholder engagement, negotiation and communication; commercial skills - such as financial management and presentations; and skills for global business - such as language capability, corruption training and ‘culture intelligence’.

By bringing those responsible for on-time and on-budget delivery and infrastructure project management together with HR professionals and the wider L&D community, this conference will give directors, managers and supervisors from across the built environment the tools and insight they need to upskill their workforce.

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