Managing Engineering & Technical Professionals C0608

Topics: Management and Organization

In the fast paced and competitive environment of today's global economy, the work of technical professionals is often the difference between success and failure in an organization. Providing leadership for engineers is uniquely challenging, and the transition from working engineer to first-line technical supervisor is one of the most difficult career challenges that an engineer may face. First-time engineering supervisors and mid-level managers who wish to sharpen their skills and learn new techniques for guiding, coaching, and motivating working engineers, technicians, and designers will find this seminar valuable. A mix of lecture and attention-grabbing exercises are used to develop intense and lasting learning results.
Learning Objectives

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic value proposition of management: what managers bring to an organization that makes them worthwhile
  • Avoid the most common errors that supervisors and managers make
  • Describe the evolution of management thought, and utilize the latest proven concepts for improving the performance of people in complex organizations
  • Explain the issues that drive the psychology of effective leadership and develop greater emotional intelligence
  • Implement strategies to enhance your skills in meeting management, coaching, and performance review that are essential in today's professional workplace

Who Should Attend

Engineers and technical professionals who are either recently promoted into a management position, or have some experience as a manager but would like to learn how to become more effective will benefit from attending this workshop. The concepts and skills developed during this interactive experience will be of interest to those involved in product development, manufacturing, service, or quality engineering, and all related technical activities in automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, and off-highway industries.


"Very good exercises on consensus, emotional intelligence & team building."
Sean Fleming
VP - Technology

"This training hit the mark. Great for aspiring managers or current managers, always something to learn."
Trent Unterbrink
Lead Engineer
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

"This is a very good course for anyone who is in managing people."
Deepak Shukla
Chief Principal Engineer
Oshkosh Corporation

"Excellent course for improving management skills!"
Earl Brown
Sales Manager
TMD Friction Inc.

"This class is not just for learning management, but understanding managers as well."
Erik Hakala
Test Engineer
SMR Automotive Systems USA

"This is the best possible way to invest 3 days in making an engineer into a manager."
Steven M. Parrish
Communications Lead Engineer
General Dynamics/Land Systems

"Excellent content for the modern manager."
Michael Todd Mumaw
Supervisor Test Services
Eaton Corporation

"My compliments to the instructor and his ability to provide adaptation of material and critical issues to such a diverse example of positions, age, culture and function. It was above and beyond expectation."
Philip J. Pelchat
Quality Manager
WGI Inc.

"Extremely enlightening. A definite pick for upcoming managers or new managers. Will save a lot of wasted time and broken relationships."
Joseph C. Fusaro, Jr.
Mechanical Engineering Administrator
Davis Aircraft Products Company, Inc.

"Excellent insight into how to lead people, not just manage them."
Chris J. Kleinfeld
Lead Engineer
Tenneco Inc.

"Very informative. The activities which were completed in groups were enjoyable, relevant, and thought provoking."
Peter Berg
Engineering Manager
International Truck & Engine Company

"Excellent course. I would recommend this to any engineer transitioning into more of a supervisory role."
Nate M. Leden
Project Engineer
Hendrickson Truck

"This seminar made me think about how I have done things in the past and how I will do them in the future."
Christof Heisser
Magma Foundry Technologies, Inc.

"Recommended for new or soon to be managers."
David Dronzkowski
Staff Engineer
Detroit Diesel Corporation

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Eric Timmis or Stacy Marable, Jr.

Eric TimmisEric Timmis
Eric is the owner of, a training and consulting company dedicated to business process improvement, focusing on value and quality management implementation, program/project management training, and the integration of strategic partnership relationships between departments and organizations. He has over thirty years of diversified experience across several industries, which includes the delivery of value engineering facilitation services to Ford Motor Co. and its supplier community and training for Eaton Corporation's Product Development Group. He is also a recognized speaker at various national conferences. Eric received a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham in England and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Stacy MarableStacy Marable
As an experienced automotive quality engineer with a background in R&D and production quality management, Stacy has years of experience as a manager, leader, trainer, and speaker. Currently employed by Rivian Automotive as a Senior Quality Engineering Manager, his position requires the facilitation of communication across several production, engineering departments to understand and to mitigate quality problems and standardize business procedures. Additionally, in this role he utilizes critical managerial skills to develop talent and lead factory level projects and initiatives. Stacy has held leadership positions with multiple OEM’s (Hyundai, Honda, and Rivian). A graduate of Auburn University with a mechanical engineering degree, Mr. Marable enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as other activities such as the outdoors, strength training, and reading. He is the owner of Evaluate & Improve Consulting, a consulting and training company focused on business and personal development with the goal of helping people and companies achieve their highest potential and efficiency.

Duration: 3 Days
CEUs: 2.0

Format: Classroom

Event ID: LM168

Location: Troy, Michigan

Session Info:

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fees: $1,699.00

Members save up to 10% off list price.
Log in to see discount.

If paying by any other method or if you have general questions, please contact SAE Customer Service.