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Management Skills and Techniques for Engineers



The Management Skills and Techniques for Engineers training program is designed to equip engineers with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in managerial roles within technical environments. Through a comprehensive program, participants will learn effective management strategies, leadership techniques, and organizational principles tailored to the unique challenges of engineering settings.

Program Objectives:

At the end of this program, the participants will be able to:

  • Develop insight into the functions of management

  • Apply project planning skills from a business perspective

  • Identify and use the right performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage business performance

  • Communicate and work with others to achieve the desired goals

  • Acquire team-building techniques to enhance business performance

  • Employ unbiased problem solving and decision-making practices

Targeted Audience:

  • Engineers transitioning into managerial roles.
  • Technical professionals seeking to enhance their management skills.

  • Engineering managers looking to improve their leadership abilities.

  • Individuals aspiring to lead technical teams effectively.

  • Engineers aiming to develop a broader understanding of business management principles and techniques.

Program Outlines:

Unit 1:

The Journey From Technical to Managerial:

  • Engineers versus management.

  • Typical issues faced by engineers when they become managers.

  • The fundamental shift in roles.

  • Managing the transition.

  • Understanding the different functions of management.

  • Productivity - A management perspective.

  • Essential skills for engineers (Technical, Managerial, Leadership).

  • Management mistakes engineers need to avoid.

Unit 2:

Planning and Organizing Tools and Techniques:

  • At a personal level.

  • At a project management level.

  • Fundamentals of project management - A quick review?

  • Scheduling and organizing.

  • Workforce planning.

  • Leading projects successfully.

  • At an organizational level.

Unit 3:

Managing Performance:

  • Engineers and business performance management.

  • Setting performance expectations.

  • Working with key performance indicators (KPIs).

  • Developing 'SMART' business objectives.

  • Business targets and performance standards.

  • Management and motivation.

Unit 4:

Working With Others:

  • Engineers as business influencers.

  • Barriers to communication.

  • Developing effective communication.

  • Managing conflicts.

Unit 5:

Building Successful Teams:

  • Teams and teamwork.

  • Engineers as team leaders.

  • Understanding group dynamics.

  • Building high-performance teams.

  • Stages of team formation.

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