Communication for engineers - part 1

Engineering is not just about tools, data, devices, processes and systems. To be effective in your job, communication is essential. “How do I make my non-technical colleagues understand what I mean?” “Why does the intern not follow my instruction?” “What is the best way of giving feedback to my manager?” All these questions will be answered in the training Communication for engineers - part 1. Gain insight in your behaviour, learn about essential communication skills and improve your effectiveness as an engineer!

Please follow the training Communication for engineers - part 2 if you want to further improve your skills.

What will you learn during the training Communication for engineers - part 1?

This training will support you in communicating effectively with co-workers, clients and your manager. With the help of Leary’s Rose interaction model, you will gain insight in different communication processes and your preferred role within. Leary’s Rose is a schematic reproduction of different ways of behaving and the effect it has on other people. Having insight in communication processes, you can consciously choose to adopt the most effective behaviour in order to improve your success rate when pursuing your goals. This training will discuss topics such as:

  • levels of communication
  • interpersonal and intrapersonal communication
  • listening
  • asking questions
  • verbal and non-verbal communication
  • giving feedback

In a safe environment, you will be challenged to experiment with new behaviour, in several assignments and exercises. A professional training actor will simulate certain situations where you can put your learnings into practice and improve them even further. Throughout this training, doing and experiencing is key and your personal goals are at the heart of the training. On beforehand, you will be invited to fill out an intake form and share your personal goals with the trainer.

Who is the target audience of this communication training?

This training is meant for engineers and technical professionals who want to improve their communication skills.

Level of this training

Bachelor level


2 days from 9.00 am to 16.30 pm.

Certificate of attendance

After completing the training you receive a certificate of attendance.

Course material

A standard book on performing management and a hand-out of the workshop presentation.



The following topics will be discussed during the training Communication for engineers – part 1:

  • interpersonal and intrapersonal communication, Transactional Analysis
  • levels of communication
  • listening (active listening, deep listening)
  • asking questions (different types of questions, when and how to use them)
  • the power of silence and non-verbal communication
  • motivational and developmental feedback (asking, giving and receiving feedback)
  • assertiveness in communication
  • presentation skills and knowledge transfer (communicating with impact: how to make a clear message so your colleagues truly understand what you mean)
  • action planning


Would you like to know more about the possibilities for organizing this course in-house at your company?


We visit you free of obligation, so that we obtain a clear view of your organization, the target group and your objectives.


A good adjustment to your company-specific situation and the deployment of very experienced teachers who have earned their spurs in practice. Mikrocentrum is CEDEO-accredited.


Organizing an in-house course for multiple people often offers an interesting price advantage.


In the end, it is the result that counts. Our personal and flexible approach, the practice-oriented approach and most of all our experienced and specialized teachers all contribute to this success.

For more information, please contact:
Sandra Böttcher, or by phone at +31 (0)6 53 66 91 76
Register City Start date Start time End time Price Sessions
Veldhoven 27-10-2020 9:00 16:30 € 975 2
Veldhoven 17-03-2021 9:00 16:30 € 975 2

Mikrocentrum uses all-inclusive rates. All mentioned rates are exclusive of VAT and include course materials and package costs.

Members of the Mikrocentrum High Tech Platform get a 10% discount.

The day package consists of unlimited use of coffee, tea, water and an extensive lunch, and soft drinks in the afternoon.