Making the Shift from Technical Expert to Organizational Leader
When contemplating transitions in their careers, most individuals are uncertain about how to move beyond roles based primarily on their expertise into those with broader exposure and organizational impact. Get a roadmap for the skills, competencies and experiences you’ll need to successfully transition from a position as a content/technical expert into leadership.
Who Should Attend
Individual contributors in such roles as R&D, IT, engineering and finance, where there is an emphasis on technical/content-specific expertise; managers and directors in technically-based organizations; and new managers looking to build their credibility and influence.
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Describe the four major leadership roles
- Assess your current skills and competencies against those of the successful organizational leader
- Create a plan for how to increase your credibility, visibility and value in your current position in order to position yourself for career advancement
I. Create a Context for Leadership
A) What is Leadership?
B) Leadership Roles and Responsibilities
C) The Mentoré Leadership Competency Model
D) Position Analysis
II. Making the Shift into Organizational Leadership Positions
A) Building a Base of Credibility
B) Understanding Motivation
C) Two Faces of Power
D) Making The Shift
E) The Shift to Credibility
F) The “Emotional Connection”
G) Relationship Management Strategy
H) Increasing Organizational Impact
I) Leadership Style
J) Adapting Style
III. Conflict Management Approaches
A) When to Use the Five Conflict Management Approaches
B) Constructive Feedback—Coaching
C) Common Forms of Defensiveness
D) Coaching Plan
Recommended Credit Hours: 0.65 Hours
All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.
Wed., Sept. 16
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education
Instructor: Alan Patterson
$345 if you register by Wed., Sept. 2.
$395 if you register after Wed., Sept. 2.
Register two or more people and receive $50 off of the current price per registration. Use discount code GROUP.
Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.
Enrollment Limit: 30
Program Number: 5050-8178
Registration Deadline: Wed., Sept. 16