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335447 - Personality as it Relates to Leadership

Friday, April 20
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A

This 90-minute session will engage attendees in learning about their own and others’ personality types and preferences. Attendees will better understand themselves and their preferences as they relate to making decisions, gaining energy, interpreting information, and structuring their lives. Attendees will also learn about preferences different from their own to help them relate to clients and team members. They will explore how the preferences impact team dynamics and tactics for working more effectively by using appropriate motivators and coping mechanisms for stress.

Each participant will not only acquire knowledge of leader development concepts, but will also have an opportunity to develop their leader skills through interactive exercises.

After this session, participants will be able to:

• Explain how awareness of personality type provides the leader with influence
• Determine personality type and preferences
• Realize all personality types are equally capable of becoming effective leaders
• Explain how personality preferences impact teams
• Identify motivators, personal stressors, and coping mechanisms

Please take a short personality assessment prior to the session

Alicia Karwoski

Director, Professional Activities

Alicia Karwoski, P.E., CAE, M.ASCE is Director of the Professional Activities Department of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The Professional Activities Department provides vision, leadership, and direction for advancing the civil engineering profession and professional. Prior to joining ASCE, Alicia was a design engineer at Ehlert/Bryan Consulting Structural Engineers for three years designing steel, masonry, concrete, and timber structures.

Alicia holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. She is licensed as a professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and designated as a Certified Association Executive (CAE). She enjoys being a mom and teaching yoga as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher in her free time.


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Susan Davis

Manager, Professional Activities

Susan Davis is a Manager of Professional Activities at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Prior to her current role she worked in ASCE’s Technical Advancement and Continuing Education departments. She serves as the ASCE staff contact for the Committee on Leadership and Management (CLM), and Guidelines for Engineering Grades Task Committee (GEGTC), and leads the coordination of the Committee on Advancing the Profession’s constituent committee weekends. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Longwood University.


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