What does it take to be a truly effective manager? Gain the skills and knowledge needed at Essential Management Skills 2018!
Engineering managers need to offer more than just technical excellence. This three-day conference will equip today’s engineers with the essential management skills required for success within line and project management roles. Attend this event to improve your ability to manage yourself, projects and teams. You can also take the opportunity to gain a Level 3 Award in First Line Management, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Essential Management Skills 2018 will enable you to:
- Hear from pioneers in engineering about their career journeys through our programme of plenary session speakers
- Develop the skills needed to be a successful engineering manager through our expert-led workshops
- Attend one of our industry site visits to see first-hand how a leading engineering firm operates
- Test your teamwork and leadership abilities within a business environment through our interactive Engineering Challenge
- Gain technical and management insights first-hand from experts in the field of engineering through our Question Time Panel
- Network with engineering leaders and your peers through our programme of evening social events
Chartered Management Institute's Level 3 Award in First Line Management
The Level 3 Award in First Line Management provides an introduction to the skills, roles and responsibilities of this management area and provides individuals with an award as hard evidence of their knowledge. It will develop your basic knowledge by focusing on the development of specific management skills. This will also provide you with a year’s study membership with the Chartered Management Institute and access to thousands of online management and leadership resources.
*CMI Level 3 Award requires attendance of the following two workshops: Manager? Leader? – What’s the difference? and Inspiring leaders - it's not what you do, it's the way that you do it. A 2,500 word assignment and online learning will also need to be completed in CMI's digital portal within 1 year of attending the conference.
How important are management skills for the career development of engineers?
"All engineers can benefit from developing their management skills whether planning for a role in management or focusing on a ‘technical’ career path. Developing our ability to work better with others – providing leadership, communicating, motivating, influencing – enhances our contribution whatever role we are in."
Andy Webber, Workshop Leader for:
• Disagreeing Without a Fight: Minimising Destructive Conflict
• Developing your Approach to Communication: Understanding the Importance of Perspective
"Very! Whether you want to be in a managerial position or not, we all need the skills associated with “management and leadership” eg interpersonal skills, organisation skills, team skills, big picture thinking skills etc."
Liz Bennett, Workshop Leader for:
• Stand out from the crowd; how to make yourself unique
• Getting to where you want to be: Self Help for 21st Century Engineers
"No matter whether an engineer is a manager or not the soft skills covered under the term ‘management skills’ are key for anyone who has to work with other people. In various ways such skills as influencing, negotiating, communicating, inspiring, trust building etc… all lead to more cohesive and productive teams of engineers."
Eddie Winton, Workshop Leader for:
• Making cultural connections
• “Problems, problems….. the solution is out there"
Click here to read the full interviews ahead of Essential Management Skills 2018.
Industry Site Visits - 18th April 2018
Day 1 will give you the opportunity to visit one of the following companies in order to observe successful management initiatives and gain insider knowledge on engineering practice:
Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, Brixworth, Northamptonshire
Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains is a Daimler AG company whose principal activities are the design and manufacture of Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 racing engines and hybrid power systems for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team. They supply power units to the Sahara Force India F1, Williams F1 and Lotus F1 teams. On this visit, discover the best management processes to improve performance, observe how F1 engines are designed, manufactured and tested, and hear from the Engineering and Programme Directors on future challenges in F1.
AWE is responsible for the design, manufacture, and maintenance of the UK's nuclear deterrent. The visit to AWE’S Aldermaston site will commence with an introduction to the organisation’s role and history incorporated into a tour of AWE's Historical Collection. After a buffet lunch, where there will be an opportunity for discussion with some of AWE's engineers and technical professionals, there will be a visit to one of AWE’s important facilities before departure mid-afternoon. Due to the nature of AWE's work, this visit is limited to British Nationals only.
Bladon Jets, Coventry
Take this opportunity to visit the Bladon Jets’ Research & Development and Pre Production Assembly Operations at The Proving Factory in Coventry. Here the company is developing the Bladon 12kW microturbine genset (MTG) as a cost effective, clean alternative for telecom tower power applications. Hear about their unique design expertise and manufacturing processes and how they are leading the way in bringing this breakthrough solution to volume production for key growth markets worldwide.
Bombardier Transportation, Derby
Bombardier Transportation is a complete provider of railway solutions, designing, building, testing and commissioning new rolling stock and signalling solutions, as well as providing a comprehensive maintenance and diagnostic service for rolling stock and railway infrastructure. With this full and unequalled capability for design, development, manufacture and service of trains inside the UK, Bombardier is uniquely positioned to provide competitive, high quality and reliable trains. The company has built, or has on order, around 60% of the UK’s modern-era rolling stock, including the air-conditioned Sub Surface Line trains for London Underground and maintains around a third of the UK fleet. The Derby site is Bombardier’s global centre of excellence for rail engineering and aluminium car body manufacture. It is the only facility with full and unequalled capability for design, development, manufacture and service of trains inside the UK.
Early bird ends 2 March 2018. Booking multiple tickets (group discounts available) or on behalf of someone else? Email us