Up the Ladder: Transitioning from a Technical to a Managerial Role

 Facilitator: Wiljeana Glover, Ph.D., Babson College

 Panelists: Todd Schneider, OhioHealth; Rolf Jostad, Medtronic and Andrew Konkol, Harley-Davidson's Powertrain

Many engineers as they progress in their careers will ultimately switch from a technical role in a company to a position in management. However, this transition may seem quite daunting. How does one's technical preparation relate to management? How can one learn the skills needed to be a successful manager? Is there anything that can be done before being promoted to management to prepare? All these questions and more will be addressed by a distinguished group of panelists that has been through this transition. Currently representing OhioHealth, Medtronic and Harley-Davidson, the panelists will share their experiences and advice on how to navigate this important career shift.

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