Management and Leadership
Managing Technical Professionals and Organizations
Dates: Mar 20-21, 2014| Jul 08-09, 2014| Nov 04-05, 2014
Certificate Track: Management and Leadership
Technical professionals' goals and incentives are often different from those of other employees, and so are the management challenges that arise. Drawing on the wealth of research and industry experience of faculty and leading practitioners, this program will explore proven, practical, and innovative strategies for maximizing the contribution of technical professionals. This intensive program will focus on individual contributors and members of project teams, including cross-functional teams, and examines how to work effectively with prima donnas and independent spirits.
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Participants will learn principles and strategies of crucial importance to any organization where R&D, engineering, and/or computer-related technologies lie at the core of the business. Upon completing this program, participants will gain a thorough understanding of the following subjects:
- Transferring technology between and within organizations
- Developing effective reward and incentive systems for technical professionals
- Creating a highly motivating work environment
- Managing and leading creative individual contributors
- Maximizing the technical productivity and vitality of teams
- Creating the most effective physical structure for supporting innovation
- Organizing for innovative product development
This program has been strategically designed for executives who manage technical professionals. Past participants have included:
- Chief technologists
- Directors of R&D and engineering
- Engineering and manufacturing VPs
- Corporate strategists
- Head scientists
- Project managers
- Systems information managers
- Product development managers
- Other key members of technical management
|DAY One SAMPLE|
|08:00 AM - 09:00 AM||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|09:00 AM - 12:15 PM||Making Technical Organizations Work: Technology Transfer and Effective Reward Systems|
|12:15 PM - 01:15 PM||Luncheon|
|01:15 PM - 05:00 PM||Structuring the Technical Organization, High Technology Clusters|
|05:00 PM - 06:00 PM||Reception|
|DAY Two SAMPLE|
|08:00 AM - 08:30 AM||Continental Breakfast|
|08:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Managing Performance and Productivity in Technical Organizations|
|12:00 PM - 01:00 PM||Luncheon|
|01:00 PM - 03:45 PM||Sustaining Innovation and High Performance|
Very practical Program covering day to day management of technical professional and organizations. Excellent program!!
I was really looking forward to attending this program. And I'm satisfied after finishing the program overall. Prof. Katz was full of energy, agressive. The good point is that I could think deeply how to motivate the organization systematically by the simple case-materials provided by him. I'll study his books and contents again after I go back to Japan.
The best educational experience one can attend. The quality of the instructors and the learning material is second to none.
Excellent course. I gained too much information’s but it will take time until i process all of them and then apply them to my job. Outstanding welcoming and very friendly environment always in a professional way. Thanks a lot to the two professors from the course for delivering all the expectations in a very high standards. Note: It will be nice if we have an MIT email address so all the executive students can communicate through that.