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Strengthening The U.S. Engineering Workforce For Innovation: Foundations Of Professional Graduate Education For The Nation's Engineers In Industry Part Ii Mid Career Devel

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Conference

2010 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Louisville, Kentucky

Publication Date

June 20, 2010

Start Date

June 20, 2010

End Date

June 23, 2010

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Professional Graduate Education and Industry

Tagged Division

Graduate Studies

Page Count

14

Page Numbers

15.1104.1 - 15.1104.14

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https://peer.asee.org/15777

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8

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Roger Olson Rolls-Royce Corporation

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GSD-2010-1455-Panel Paper #2

Strengthening the U.S. Engineering Workforce for Innovation: Foundations of Professional Graduate Education for the Nation’s Engineers in Industry ─ Part II Mid-Career Development: Organizational Leadership ─

Abstract

This is the second of four invited panel papers prepared specifically for the National Collaborative Task Force Engineer-Leaders Project. The Project concerns the deliberate advancement of professional graduate engineering education relevant to the needs of creative engineering practice in industry to enhance U.S. technological innovation and competitiveness. The strength of the innovation and leadership capacity of America’s professional engineering base in our civilian, aerospace, and defense industries is a critical asset in our global economic recovery. As with other learned professions, there are progressive skill sets and actions that must be learned or developed at the advanced levels of the practice of engineering. This series of papers addresses the skills continuum in three main parts: a) Part I addresses the Direct Leadership Skills and Actions required for Engineering Levels [1-3]; b) Part II addresses the Organizational Leadership Skills and Actions required for Engineering Levels [4-6], and; c) Part III addresses the Strategic Leadership Skills and Actions required for Engineering Levels [7-9]. The overall analysis sets the foundation for building a coherent professional graduate curriculum and dynamic educational process reflective of how experienced engineering professionals learn, grow, and create new technology in industry. This paper addresses Part II: the Organizational Leadership Function, Skills and Actions that engineers must learn and develop from Group Leader, Functional Area Manager, Systems Engineer through Technical Program Manager Levels [4-6].

Part II 2. The Organizational Leadership Function of Engineering in Industry: Skill Sets and Actions … Successful innovation is a question of leadership. The need for this capacity is one reason why the product ‘champion’ is always identifiable in the case of successful innovations. William Kingston

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS Interpersonal Skills Conceptual Skills Technical Skills Tactical Skills

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP ACTIONS Influencing Actions Operating Actions Improving Actions

Olson, R. (2010, June), Strengthening The U.S. Engineering Workforce For Innovation: Foundations Of Professional Graduate Education For The Nation's Engineers In Industry Part Ii Mid Career Devel Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. https://peer.asee.org/15777

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