A new program designed for current or prospective technical leaders wishing to improve their business acumen and management effectiveness
This noncredit certificate program is designed to teach the fundamental business and management skills needed to effectively meet the unique requirements for leading engineering and science professionals. Divided into five core business and management modules, the program is structured as a four-day boot camp.
Who should attend
Past participants have said…
“I felt that this was the most useful outside course I have taken in my professional career. Being geared specifically toward science/engineer-minded people focused the course toward the different way of thinking.” —Engineering manager, pharmaceutical industry
This comprehensive four-day program delivers the fundamental business and management skills needed to lead an effective technical team while also remaining synchronous with overall organization goals. The program is broken into the following modules:
Management and Leadership Part I—Understanding Individual Behavior
Management and Leadership Part II—Interpersonal and Organizational Dynamics
Business and Finance
Patricia Fullerton, PMP, has worked in the roles of project manager, program manager and consultant at EDS (Electronic Data Systems) and Perot Systems Corporation (PSC) prior to joining the University of Delaware as an Organizational Learning Solutions instructor. During her career she provided oversight on multi-million and billion dollar projects relative to business re-engineering, outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and process improvement. Pat is a PMP, ITIL ScrumMaster, CPIW (Certified Professional Insurance Woman). She has edited two published books on project management and composed two manuals on project management planning and implementation and project management for executive leaders. Pat teaches in the UD Project Management Certificate program (noncredit) which is an approved education course by the Project Management Institute. She has taught the certificate program for the Delaware River and Bay Authority on multiple occasions and the Department of Health and Social Services.
Dustin J. Sleesman
Dustin J. Sleesman is an assistant professor of management in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. He received a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and a B.S. and B.A. from The Ohio State University. Professor Sleesman conducts research on behavior in organizations from multiple perspectives including decision-making, team effectiveness, and negotiation. His work has been published in top management and applied psychology journals, and has been featured in various media outlets such as Forbes, the Huffington Post, Philanthropy Journal, and La Tercera (Santiago, Chile). Professor Sleesman has collaborated with organizations and teams from a number of industries including engineering, healthcare, information technology, and the military. He is a passionate teacher with an emphasis on critical thinking and bridging the gap between behavioral science and real-world practice. He enjoys teaching in the MBA and undergraduate programs at the University of Delaware, and he offers courses in organizational behavior, negotiation and conflict resolution, and leadership.
Logan Sturgill is a director of product management and marketing at Ashland Inc., where he manages a group that is accountable for the profitability of additives that are used in paint and coating manufacturing. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech, and has nearly 30 years of experience in research, technical service, sales, marketing, and product management.
Mark Williams has over 35 years’ experience as a chemical and polymer engineer in the areas of product development, research, process and quality engineering. He has worked in product development and marketing for a wide array of products including military, fire and biohazard garments, adhesives, laminates, coatings, paints, specialty polymer powders, molded parts, PVOH resin and engineered polymer containers. Williams is currently a product specialist at W. L. Gore & Associates with past experience at Air Products and Chemicals, American Can Company and was a founder of Composite Particles, Inc., an entrepreneurial startup. He received his bachelor of science in chemical engineering and master of engineering management degrees from Northwestern University. He also holds a master of polymer science and engineering from Lehigh University. Williams attained the Professional Engineering (PE) license in 1990 and passed the Certified Quality Engineering (CQE) exam in 1984. He holds 10 U.S. patents.
Registration & fees
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Continuing education credits
Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 28 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
All instructional materials are included in the registration fee for this program.
Disability accommodations at the University of Delaware are designed to provide equal educational opportunities for all Continuing Education students. Reasonable accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis with supporting documentation. Click here for details about requesting disability accommodations.
If this program is canceled by the University of Delaware, a full refund is provided. A refund, less a $75 processing fee, will be given to anyone who withdraws from this program if written notice is received by Professional and Continuing Studies via mail, email, or fax, on or before April 10, 2017. No refunds will be awarded for withdrawals made after that date, or after the program has started. The University of Delaware is not responsible for any penalties or fees assessed as a result of cancellation or modification of travel arrangements or hotel accommodations. Questions should be directed to: Noncredit Registrar, University of Delaware, Professional and Continuing Studies, Newark, DE 19716; 302-831-7600 (telephone), 302-831-0701 (fax), email@example.com (email).