This course offers engineers and technical staff who are making the transition to managerial and supervisory positions an excellent opportunity to understand the differences in mindset between technical and functional thinking. Such transitions are not always successful and many engineers end up leaving their posts or the company altogether because they cannot cope with the new job requirements. This course gives engineers and technical teams the opportunity to make a successful transition from their technical comfort zone to an area that is quite different on many fronts.
This course utilizes a number of assessments to give participants an opportunity to leverage their strong points and improve their weaknesses in order to ensure a successful transition to new functional and people responsibilities. The course also leverages open discussions around thorny issues to encourage analytical thinking and foster healthy communication. Participants will also get the chance to work in teams as they tackle multiple case studies and exercises revolving around project management and business problems.
Technical managers, supervisors and engineers who need to develop their managerial skills.
Heriot Watt University: With five campuses around the world, including one in Malaysia and one in Dubai, Heriot-Watt is a truly global university. They have a proud history of world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research dating back to 1821 and are regarded as one of the top UK universities for business and industry. Heriot-Watt has three UK locations in Edinburgh, Orkney and the Scottish Borders. They have a strong track record for developing industry-fit graduates thanks to their strong links to business and industry and their distinctive range of degree programmes in specialist areas of science, engineering, design, business and languages. Heriot-Watt has over 30,000 students studying with them at their campuses and online through distance learning. This includes 9,000 on-campus students in Scotland, 4,000 in Dubai and 1,200 in Malaysia.