From Engineer to Manager

2 Days | 1.4 CEUs


If you are transitioning from technical responsibility to managerial responsibility, this course is your opportunity to learn the skills you’ll need to manage effectively. Your new managerial role will require a new set of skills and knowledge in which engineers and scientists are typically not trained – managerial processes and leadership skills. One set of skills centers on the best practice managerial processes. Research has shown 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 improves your ability to identify, prioritize and resolve barriers to your team’s performance, help to solve problems quickly, make critical decisions effectively and  protect your plans to assure implementation of your decisions and recommendations. A second focus of the course addresses the leadership skills or “core content people skills” in which technical professionals are seldom trained. These leadership and teaming skills include understanding and applying these theories for effective leadership behaviors. The course is aimed at increasing your awareness and skill level in motivating; using effective management styles and interpersonal and relationship building with your subordinates, peers and supervisor; teaching/coaching/mentoring; goal setting; delegation; time management; team building; and personal growth.

What You Will Learn:

  • Conduct more efficient and effective meetings
  • Facilitate decision making under time pressure or with limited data
  • Handle fast-changing technology issues
  • Set realistic, measurable and meaningful objectives
  • Solve people performance problems more effectively
  • Explain the role of the engineer as a manager

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Transition Challenge
  • Motivating Others
  • Individuals and Teams
  • Types and Styles
  • Setting Direction
  • New Work
  • Execution and Accomplishment
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Effective Communication
  • Role of the Process
  • Aligning Resources
  • Systems and Time
  • Taking it to the Next Level
  • Planning Your Approach
  • Developing Yourself
  • Performance and Results

IISE reserves the right to cancel a class up to 15 business days prior to the scheduled start date

Registration Fee

Member: $1,195 Non-Member: $1,545

Course Schedule

Course ID: 2425 Jul 19 - 20, 2018 Norcross, GA Register