Program Helps Technical Professionals Become Effective Leaders

4-24-06


WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- Technical professionals are often called upon to make the transition into leadership positions. In order to be more successful in these new roles, it is important to master skills in communication, motivation and delegation, according to Dr. Donald Shandler, Dean of Graduate Studies and Continued Learning at Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre PA. On June 7 and 8 Dr. Shandler will offer "Transitioning into Technical Leadership: Helping Technical Professionals Become Effective Leaders" at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The college is located at 1200 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor.

"Participants will learn to recognize the skills they will need as they shift from the technical to leadership realm," Shandler said. "The course will help participants assess their interpersonal communication skills. They will learn how to meet the motivational needs of high-achieving experts, how to set standards for leadership excellence, and how to design a professional development action plan." Not only is the seminar suitable for technical leaders who plan to make a transition into a leadership role, but also for those new to their jobs and those without recent formal training.

Before joining Wilkes University Dr. Shandler served as a faulty member and administrator at Boston College. He was also an administrator with the US Department of Agriculture, the National Association of Home Builders, University of Maryland and Southern Illinois University.

The seminar fee of $395 includes breakfast, lunch and workshop materials. For more information call MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies at 609-586-9446 or email ComEd@mccc.edu. The Center offers a full array of classes year-round for business and professional development and personal interest.



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