From Maker to Manager: 10 Strategies to Advance Your Career
What you'll learn
- Dozens of strategies to advance your career
- An rich overview of the management profession
- Learning pathways needed to succeed as a manager
- Insights into essential leadership and managerial skills
- Introductions to business finance, data analysis, negotiation, team building and much more
- Key ideas about goal setting, problem solving methodologies and time management
- The value of industry certifications in your career
- Tons of resources to prepare for a managerial role
- A desire to move into a management position
- A basic understanding of business
There's a monumental paradox about moving from a maker to a manager:
The skills necessary to become a successful engineer (programmer, technician or "maker" of any kind) ARE NOT the same skills necessary to become a successful engineering manager. As an engineer you're evaluated on what you accomplish. But as an engineering manager, you're evaluated on the accomplishments of an entire team. Effective management is about creating a productive environment, equipping your team, and making decisions that allow other become successful.
And this difference is skills sets has become a stumbling block for countless makers aspiring to move into a managerial role. They either find themselves getting repeatedly passed up for promotions, or if they move into a leadership role, they’re ineffective and end up getting demoted.
In this course "From Maker to Manager: 10 Strategies to Advance Your Career", you will learn about each of the 10 key areas you needed to succeed in management. You will learn key concepts and strategies from the following areas:
Team Building and Collaboration
Sales and Negotiation
Written and Verbal Communication
And Much More!
No class (including this one) is long enough to teach you everything you need to know about each of these areas. In fact, you could spend a career mastering any one of these areas. But what you will learn in this class "From Maker to Manager" is 1) the importance of each area to management profession, 2) major concepts from each area, and 3) clear direction on how to continue advancing your managerial skillset.
If you want to advance your career past your maker role and onto a leadership role, this class is a fabulous starting point. Sign up today!
Who this course is for:
Ray Harkins is a senior manufacturing professional with over 25 years experience in manufacturing engineering, quality management, and business analysis. During his career, he has toured hundreds of manufacturing facilities and worked with leading industry professionals throughout North America and Japan. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from the University of Akron, and his Master of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology where he majored in Manufacturing Leadership and Project Management. He is a senior member of the American Society of Quality, and holds their Quality Engineering, Quality Technician, Quality Auditing and Calibration Technician certifications. Ray has written extensively for national trade publications on the topics of quality engineering and career management.