Professional engineers are credited with strong problem solving skills and analytical abilities. Often they are promoted to leadership positions because they are good in doing their job. There is an expectation that brilliance in technical disciplines will translate to leadership excellence overnight. It is however not the same and new leaders soon find out that they need different skills and knowledge to address managerial challenges to lead, inspire and motivate people to perform at their best.
This EuroMaTech Strategic Thinking and Leadership for Engineers training course has been specifically developed to build on skills and knowledge of professional engineers to expand and develop strong leadership and strategic thinking capabilities within a complex and fast changing industry. With a balanced mix between strategic analysis, leadership and management, it will help participants expand their mindset and acquire specific practical leadership skills.
Participants on the Strategic Thinking and Leadership for Engineers training course will develop the following competencies:
- Personal leadership and organizing
- Critical thinking, strategic analysis and management decision making
- Stakeholder management and influence
- Setting direction and formulating goals
- Option analysis
- Implementation planning
- Change management
- Aligning and motivating people
- Team leadership
- Active listening
- Persuasive communication