Managing Technical Professionals and Organizations is a course that explains the ways in which research and development (R&D) employees differ from other workers and how you can apply more appropriate and effective management techniques. In this course students will learn a variety of ways to motivate, manage, and lead R&D professionals and how to get and keep research teams working together efficiently and effectively. We will focus on individual contributors and members of project teams, including cross-functional teams, and examine how to work effectively with prima donnas and independent spirits.
After completing Managing Technical Professionals and Organizations, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:
- How to determine the best strategy for overcoming a given challenge of managing highly skilled research professionals
- How to apply strategies for building trust with research professionals in given scenarios
- How to identify examples of strategies for motivating research professionals to perform at their best
No prior experience or coursework required.
Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam.
This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System.