If you have ever considered moving up to a managerial position, certain personal and professional traits will be necessary when you make that move. In addition to the skills you have as a technical professional, you need to develop the skills of effective managers. This course will assist you in a self-assessment process that is essential to your efforts to become an effective manager. You will analyze the traits and skills you currently possess. Then you will determine which skills need enhancement and which skills require development. Various avenues for development will be presented ranging from on-line personality inventories to classes in the development of management skills. With this preparation, you will create an action plan to realize your development program. Next, you will create the necessary personal and professional networks within your organization to ensure a smooth, successful transition from technical professional to manager. Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared for the challenges of management. You will lead with assurance knowing that you have the personal and professional traits to be an effective manager.
This course is designed for technical professionals who are considering managerial positions within their organizations.