"I thoroughly enjoyed my few days at Warwick. The organisation was brilliant and the workshops were relevant, expertly delivered and memorable. It was fantastic to mix with Engineers from all other industries and the socialising/networking events were also very enjoyable. And whilst I would highly recommend this event to those interested in leadership and management, I would also recommend all engineers who may not have management responsibilities or aspirations."
Stuart Darney, Fleet Support Engineer, Porterbrook (Essential Management Skills 2019 delegate)
What does it take to be a truly effective manager? Gain the skills and knowledge needed at Essential Management Skills 2020!
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 Principles of Management and Leadership, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Essential Management Skills 2020 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 Principles of Management and Leadership
The Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership will help you supervise or manage a team to achieve clearly defined outcomes and provide you with a qualification as evidence of your 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 in Principles of Management and Leadership requires attendance of the following two workshops: Manager? Leader? – What’s the difference? and Leadership communication – building relationships and getting your message across. 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.
Industry Site Visits - 1 April 2020
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.
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.
Prodrive is a British motorsport and advanced engineering group. It designs, constructs and races cars and won titles across such a wide range of motorsport disciplines from World Rally titles for Subaru with Colin McRae, Richard Burns and Petter Solberg, to world sports car and Le Mans titles with Aston Martin and Ferrari; and British Touring Car Championships with BMW and Ford. Its advanced technology division now applies this motorsport engineering approach to deliver engineering solutions into automotive OEMs, aerospace, defence, marine and other sectors, which now represents more than half its turnover. On this visit, you will learn about what it takes to guide a motorsport team to victory and have chance to explore their design & build headquarters.
Early Bird discount ends on 21 February 2020
Booking multiple tickets (group discounts available) or on behalf of someone else? Email us
Accommodation and catering at Essential Management Skills 2020:
Registration fees include 3 lectures, 4 workshops, 1 technical visit, 1 team-building exercise, and the conference dinner, as well as breakfast, lunch, refreshments and dinner each day, accommodation on Day 1 and 2 and a copy of the conference proceedings. Delegates will be contacted to supply their site visit and workshop preferences.
Support your career development
Attending this event supports your Professional Development; if you're an IMechE Member, this can be tracked in the Career Developer section of your online account.