From Technical Expert to Strategic Leader

Moving from the role of technical expert to leader requires a unique set of skills much broader than expertise itself. During this two-day workshop, you learn how to:

  • Describe the four stages of leader evolution and the shifts in perspective, skill, and behavior
  • Define how to build a base of personal competence and credibility
  • Discuss the skills and techniques needed to build organizational capacity
  • Operate at a strategic business level

Instructor

Alan Patterson, Ed. D.

Alan Patterson, Ed. D.

Alan Patterson is one of America’s best thinkers, teachers and coaches. Having guided more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies in re-thinking how best to elevate their talent, he is an expert at driving effective organizational change. Alan Patterson has ... read more

Who Should Attend

  • Project managers
  • Business analysts
  • Information technology professionals
  • Engineers
  • Product developers
  • Managers in technical environments

 

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the four stages of leader evolution and the shifts in perspective, skill and behavior
  • Define how to build a base of personal competence and credibility
  • Discuss the skills and techniques needed to build organizational capacity
  • Operate at a strategic business level

Course Outline/Topics

Develop a context for leadership

  • Job standards – the what, how, and who of the job
  • The Mentoré™ leadership competency model
  • The role of technical expertise in leadership success

Build a base of credibility and trust

  • Effective communication and influence skills
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Relationship management strategy
  • Lead by example

Create a culture of accountability, trust and performance

  • Organizational alignment and execution
  • High-performance teams
  • The role of leader as coach
  • Shaping the culture
  • Building an adaptive organization

Work as a partner and strategist to the business

  • Thinking and acting strategically
  • Engaging customers in dialogue

Testimonials

"I learned specific approaches and skills that can be applied on the job."  —  Andrew Manz, Duncan Solutions

"I liked the energy of presenter."  —  Sheri Lettau, Treehouse Foods

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Mon-Tue, Apr 27-28, 2020

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Alan Patterson Ed. D.

Fee:

$845 by Mon., Apr. 13, 2020.
$895 after Mon., Apr. 13, 2020.

CEUs: 1.4, PDUs: 14, CDUs: 14, PD Hours: 14

Enrollment Limit: 24

Program Number: 5050-12072

Registration Deadline: Mon., Apr. 27, 2020

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