Transitioning from Manager to Leader

Engineering context

Managerial skills are learned and developed throughout your career. However, technical experts in every industry often rise to leadership without having had the time or opportunity to develop the full range of leadership skills demanded of them.

This workshop explores practical leadership techniques and how the characteristics of a leader differs from those of a manager. It enables managers to immediately begin applying the skills of a leader through a range of practical tools and take-home guides. The workshop will also provide insight on how to delegate tasks while ensuring your team feels empowered.

Upon completion you will move from being a 'busy' manager to a purposeful leader by embedding the new skills learnt as part of your leadership DNA. You’ll be able to provide clarity when setting expectations with your team and confidently mentor them (individually and collectively) by understanding the best ways to tackle under performance.

Justify your Professional Development with your employer

Download the Justification Letter Template to assist with your business case to attend this training course.

Build your Chartered competencies

This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

5. Engage with the relevant community & stakeholders
8. Communication
9. Performance
10. Taking Action

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.

Important notice about course delivery

Sessions for this course are temporarily postponed due to COVID19. To be notified when an online option is available, please complete the ‘Enquire now’ form below.

Corporate clients can enquire about customised online delivery via the 'Request In-house' tab.

Transitioning from Manager to Leader


"Barry was entertaining and very knowledgeable, I really enjoyed the one-day course. The leadership time management discussion and tool was very valuable." - Mark

"Barry was very engaging during the course which only increased my ability to pick up learning outcomes and tips from the session." - Blake

"The course had an interactive approach and a positive environment to facilitate discussion where no idea was a bad one" - Matt

Book a Public Session
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$ 880.00 - Non-member
$ 748.00 - EA member

For postal registrations, please download the pdf version of our registration form here.
If you are unable to attend the above dates, please contact to discuss upcoming dates.

We can bring this workshop to you and even customise the content so that it’s applicable specifically to your work group and industry context.

Find out more about how we can help you or members of your team with your leadership skills by filling out an enquiry form or calling +61 3 9321 1700.

Is this course for you?

This workshop is for you if you’re a manager preparing for a promotion or transitioning into a leadership position. It will also be useful for managers who have never been provided with the support or guidance to fully develop their leadership skills.

Your facilitator for this course

Barry O'Sullivan has provided leadership coaching to over 550 leaders in the past 15 years, following 22 years as a partner with KPMG.

Barry is a member of the Board of Governors at The Actors Conservatory. His coaching extends to leadership teams and boards, where he regularly facilitates strategic discussion.

To enhance his presenting skills, Barry trained for three years of night classes at The Actors Conservatory, where he has served on the Board of Governors.

He brings business, coaching, acting and personality-type insights and skills to this workshop.

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