What does today hold for you? Which meeting is going to fill your morning? Do you enjoy the meeting? How did this happen? It really isn’t what you planned for yourself. Most of us never plan our careers at all. We just kind of hope things work out. We let our careers take over and manage us. But it’s not too late to take charge and find your own direction. If you are one of the many people who long for change but can’t see a way forward this course is for you.

During this interactive session, you will explore the ways to understand how to set your career direction, play to your strengths and shape your work life for maximum success. Become an effective communicator and learn how to develop, maintain, and realize tangible benefits from an individual development plan … one that allows you to proactively manage your career path from entry level to wherever your professional goals lead.


Dates: TBD
Time: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CEUs: .7 | PDHs: 7.0
Price: $995

Immediate Take Aways

  • Learn techniques to manage employees/colleagues; your own and subordinates.
  • How to assess and craft development plans.
  • Effectively organize, communicate, and implement development plans.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Supervisors/Managers/Directors of engineers and/or engineering departments
  • Production supervisors
  • Customer service representatives
  • Salespersons
  • HR partners supporting engineering and/or IT business units

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand that how to work with those who think differently (i.e. linear thinkers vs creative thinkers)
  • Appreciate how various instruments to assess styles as well as personal strengths and limits can be used to address perceptions and value of self-awareness.
  • Become aware of how styles impact interpersonal skills, reactions under stress, and can become barriers to professional performance and development.
  • Practice using guidelines, instruments, and tips to build stronger working relationships and focus on selecting key competencies for professional effectiveness, (take away workbook).

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Define the engineering mind set and how engineering education creates a culture of disengagement. (engineering stereotype)
  • How to address issues that are non-technical in nature, “often perceived as irrelevant to the problem-solving process,” to move projects and plans forward.
  • Identify gaps in professional development.
  • Examine purpose, types, and outcomes of various style/personality assessments.
  • Build a development framework for individuals and leaders.
  • Numerous options and resources for putting together an individual development plan.

Milwaukee School of Engineering reserves the right to revise at any time, without notice, any and all programs, fees and costs stated herein in accordance with the best academic and industrial standards as recommended by its advisory committees. The right also is reserved to cancel any course or subject at any time because of insufficient registration or other valid reason.