Apply EM principles to amplify your professional growth!

When: June 6-9, 2022
Where: Baltimore, MD

Leadership Unleashed uses an entrepreneurial mindset (EM) framework to expand your latent leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities, excite your existing talents and strengths, and enhance or extend your leadership capabilities.

Leadership Unleashed illustrates how EM principles can be applied to your professional leadership growth and impact through hands-on activities.

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3 Key Takeaways:

Everything you learn from the facilitation and coaching team and other participants can be immediately applied to your context and topics of interest.

  • Create a leadership development plan that creates value for you as an aspiring leader, your organization, and the Engineering Unleashed community.

  • Build a network that includes institutional, academic, professional (e.g., private sector), and Engineering Unleashed community representatives.

  • How to make effective use of the resources from this creative community and also easily contribute your own educational innovations through publication on

The Leadership Unleashed Workshop Sequence of Courses

These three courses are completed before, during, and following the June 6-9, 2022 Meetup

  • 1. Quickstart

    The QuickStart course begins your adventure. You can start your journey immediately after registering. In this self-paced online course, you will learn the central ideas of entrepreneurial mindset (EM) and consider how to apply them within your courses and curriculum. The facilitation team has customized your introduction to EM with examples and will ask you to identify a candidate project.

  • 2. Meetup

    Within the Meetup course and portion of the workshop, you will interact (and likely even have some fun) with the facilitation team and other participants. The Meetup for this particular workshop will be in-person! Up to thirty participants will meet in Baltimore, MD, from June 6-9, 2022. Learning from each other is always one of the most valuable and memorable parts of any workshop sequence. Individual participants will arrive — and a community will emerge.

  • 3. Press Onward

    Pressing Onward can be transformative. The course includes a series of online meetings with other participants and members of the facilitation team. The ample time between meetings affords an opportunity to develop your ideas and experiment. Get real results as you apply what you learned and share discoveries along the way. When complete, you'll publish a card on to serve as a resource for the community.

Transform your teaching, research, or service.

Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development Workshops deliver actionable, adaptable strategies and resources that empower you to create long-lasting value with the entrepreneurial mindset (EM). Expert faculty from top institutions have created these workshops that provide guidance to complete a project while collaborating with faculty from across the nation.



Craig Downing

Craig Downing is Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning, Department Head, and Professor of Engineering Management at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. His post-secondary teaching focuses on the disciplines of engineering operations and leadership. Downing brings more than two decades of industrial and educational experience/leadership to his higher education work, focusing primarily on post-baccalaureate education, industrial-academic relationships, and entrepreneurism. Downing is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Professional Engineering Manager, and Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM). In addition to his STEM-focused work, Craig is a Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths Coach for leadership and entrepreneurism—Builder Profile (BP10).


Kyle Gipson

Kyle Gipson is an Associate Professor at James Madison University in the Department of Engineering. He was trained as a Manufacturing Process Specialist and later became a Technical Manager within business units in the textile industry as part of an eleven-year career. He earned his BS in Physics at Wofford College, his MS in Textile Technology at the Institute of Textile Technology and his PhD in Polymer, Fiber Science at Clemson University. During his time at James Madison University, he has taught courses pertaining to materials science and engineering, engineering design, and systems thinking. He has also led initiatives in undergraduate engineering leadership development and is currently active in creating professional development experiences for academic faculty and staff. Notable recognition and honors: 2019 Faculty Speaker for the James Madison University Commencement Ceremony, 2018 Provost Award for Excellence - Faculty Department Advising, and departmental recognition for excellence in mentoring and innovation.