?true success is achieved when the management function is exercised in a manner that unites and focuses everyone to the same objective for the long run...

Today, more than ever, the competitive edge of a high technology organization is its people. The complex task of developing and managing technical workforce and organizations increased further, as the market globalization and outsourcing brought with it one more level of managing sophistication. True success is achieved when the management function is exercised in a manner that unites and focuses everyone to the same objective for the long run.

This course presents issues, theories, and procedures associated with the build up and effective management of human resources in high technology organizations. Its emphasis is on the manager?s role as communicator, leader, and problem solver. A basic goal of the course is to help each participant appreciate the value in, and methods for, effective management of people in a variety of organizational settings.

The leadership requirements for managing a diverse population of technical and knowledge workers in the workplace is discussed. The management of conflict and change, communication techniques, and project relationships within the organization will also be covered. A major focus of the course will be on group and team formation, and the dynamics of group interaction in the workplace. The course will also touch on career decisions within technology organization, including the requirements for transition from technical expert to manager, and the manager?s role in employee development and appraisal.

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Strategic vision, leadership and execution are indispensable ingredients for success. Their unique role in sustainable management of technology and innovation are the subject of this course. The tools, methodologies, metrics and case studies presented here offer invaluable resource for the design, business development, marketing and management teams.

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About the Instructor

Dr. John O. Aje is the Dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology at Thomas Edison State College, in Trenton, New Jersey. Prior to his present position, he was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Chair of the Technology and Engineering Management department at the University of Maryland University College. He has over thirty years’ experience in developing and delivering educational programs and training to managers at all levels in business, industry and especially in the military. He is a member of the editorial board of several professional journals such as the International Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) journal, "Transactions On Engineering Management"; “Procedia Computer Science” and "Technovation: The International Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management." He is the President of International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), the premier professional association for practitioners and academicians in the field and was a member of the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for over ten years.

Dr. Aje received his B.S. degree from Clemson University, M.S. degree from North Carolina State University, Master of Engineering Management, (M.E.M.) and D.Sc. from the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science.


Course: MGM-242 Duration: 3 Days FEE: $1,499 CEUs: 2.16

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