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SAE International Announces Launch of Engineering Management Academy

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 18, 2013 - On average, it takes six years before an individual receives any formal leadership training after being promoted to a management position.  To assist new managers, as well as those desiring to improve their current management effectiveness, SAE International announces the creation of the Engineering Management Academy.

An expert Advisory Panel of industry professionals identified coaching, mentoring, team building, conflict resolution and interpersonal and communication as critical skills needed for individuals assuming a position of leadership in the mobility industry.

On December 2-6, the Engineering Management Academy will introduce engineers and other technical professionals to these skills, providing them with ample opportunity to practice their newly learned skills.

Atul Kalia, lead presenter for the academy, described the event as an interactive, interesting learning experience, adding, “Attendees will take away key insights and nuggets of information that they will be able to use right away in their jobs. The information we present and discuss will help trigger a personal transformation and ignite a thought process that perhaps doesn’t exist today.”

Attendees will complete individual assessments at the beginning of the program to assist them in understanding their own style and opportunities for improvement, receive one-on-one coaching sessions and walk away with an action plan for continued growth.

SAE International’s Engineering Management Academy is designed to provide attendees with a fresh and authentic approach to handling real-world situations in the office. This academy will transform engineers, technical specialists, and professionals within the industry into managers, leaders, and innovators who can lead their respective companies to global recognition and greater success.

Coaches for the academy will include:


·         Atul Kalia, Lead Coach for the Academy and Director of Engineering at Pontiac Coil Inc., has instructed and coached hundreds of engineers over his professional career, covering technical as well as non-technical subjects.  He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab University in India, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.


·         Greg Moss, Certified Performance Technologist, has been active in identifying the skill requirements and educational needs of the engineering community for many years and previously ran the program for training new managers at DENSO’s North American Technical Center. He has a B.A. in Education in mathematics from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Midwestern State University, Texas.


·         Jaspreet Singh, Senior Supply Chain Manager, DTE Energy, has experience in leading and building teams, leading through change, and has successfully used various coaching techniques to develop people and build high performing teams to deliver projects, programs, departmental and organizational goals.  He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Thapar University in India and an M.B.A from the University of Michigan.


·         Paul Singh, Engagement Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, has a proven track record of driving cross-functional program execution from inception to completion and is known for his ability to foster high-performance teams.  He has organized coaching session for more than 200 engineers and counseled several Green Belt projects that led him to achieve the “top instructor” award. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Panjab University in India, a M.S. Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

The Engineering Management Academy aims to create a workplace environment which promotes collaboration and enhances productivity.  If you would like to learn more about this valuable event, please visit  This page contains a comprehensive list of the event’s leaders and their goals for each day.

The Engineering Management Academy will be meeting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in SAE International’s Troy, Mich., office.  To register, please contact SAE International via or by calling 1-877-606-7323 (1-724-776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada).

By participating in SAE International’s Engineering Management Academy, attendees can fulfill two of the required courses in the General Management and Leadership Certificate Program.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 138,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.


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