Leadership & Managerial Skills

Did You Know?

Power distance refers to how members of an organization accept how power is distributed. and this sometimes leads to human failures in ships. For example, people from aountries with low power distance relations are more consultative and democratic whereas individuals from high power distance cultures are more respectful of authority and less effective without orders from their supervisors.


This course is constructed as outlined in Subpart D of Part 10, Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations. Any candidate who successfully completes the course will satisfy, the Leadership and Managerial Skills training requirements for STCW Endorsements of Master or Chief Mate on Vessels of 3,000 GT or more (Management Level) as well as, STCW Endorsements for Chief Engineer Officer and Second Engineer Officer on Ships powered by Main Propulsion Machinery Of 3,000 kW/4,OOO HP Propulsion Power or more (Management Level).

Course Topics:

Leadership and Management:

Decision Making, Planning, Task and Workload Management, Effective Resource Management Onboard, Effective Communications, Teamwork, Assertiveness, Leadership and Motivation, Obtaining and Maintaining Situational Leadership

 Leadership in the Maritime Environment:

Personnel Management and Administration, Operations, Drills and Training, Maintenance and Drydocking, International Maritime Conventions and Recommendations and National Legislation, Safety and Environmental Leadership in the Maritime Industry, Development, implementation and oversight of standard operating procedures

The Benefits of ECM’s Online Courses:

Pending USCG Approval
  • Flexible course enrollment
  • Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
  • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
  • Certificate of achievement issued by ECM Training Services upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for students to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule, within a 365 day program completion time frame (2 courses). Courses may be taken simultaneously.