What you can learn: This course will change and improve the ways you work with and lead others, increase both your own and others’ productivity and grow your abilities to get results on the job.

Date: Dec. 12, 13 & 14, 2018

Duration: 2.5 days

Cost: $1,200 per person

Format: Classroom Style

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Presented by:

Ron Read, MSME, PE
Director of Engineering, ITT Industries (Retired)
Instructor: UCLA Technical Management and University of Wisconsin, EPD


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168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 91101

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About this course:

To successfully transition from a technical contributor to manager or team leaders, you must add value in your new managerial role. This requires a new set of skills and knowledge in which engineers and scientist are typically not trained.

One set of skills centers on the Leadership Skills or “soft people skills” necessary to accomplish change and get results through others. These include understanding and applying the theories of effective leadership behaviors. In-class self-assessments will give you insights on how to sharpen your people skills by increasing your awareness and abilities in motivating others, using effective management styles, and building team relationships with your subordinates, peers, and supervisor.

A second focus is on best practice Managerial Processes. Research has shown that the most effective managers use and train their teams in systematic best practice processes. These managers add value by being “process owners.” Understanding this role will improve your ability to identify, prioritize and resolve the barriers to your team’s performance, help to systematically and quickly solve problems, make critical decisions effectively, and finally, protect your plan to assure implementation of your decisions and recommendations.

Course topics:

  1. Introduction: Management vs. Leadership
  2. Concerns Analysis
  3. Decision Making
  4. Interpersonal Relationships
  5. Problem Solving
  6. Plan Protection
  7. Management Style
  8. Application and Process Templates

This course was first conducted at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Engineering Professional Development Department in 1991 and subsequently introduced at UCLA Extension, Technical Management Program in 1996. Since then, Professor Read has taught over 5,000 attendees, and conducted on-site work sessions at more than 30 organizations globally.