Effective Management of R&D Personnel
This three day workshop is designed to provide R&D
managers with the knowledge and skills required to manage and retain highly
trained professionals in the challenging environment of an R&D laboratory.
This workshop draws heavily on the vast literature on the management of
technological innovation and R&D management.
Who Should Attend
R&D personnel in the following categories would benefit from this
- First or second level R&D supervisors (e.g., Section Head)
- Scientists, engineers or technologists who are being considered
for promotion to supervisory positions
- Scientists or engineers who take on temporary supervisory roles
such as project leaders.
1. MANAGING CHANGE
2. MANAGING CONFLICT IN R&D
- Types of Change
- The Change Process
- Introducing Change Effectively
- Reasons R&D Employees Resist Change
- Reducing Resistance to Change
3. MANAGING AN R&D TEAM
- Types of Conflict
- Causes of Conflict in R&D
- Conflict Resolution Techniques
4. AVOIDING TECHNOLOGICAL OBSOLESCENCE AND BURNOUT
- Organizing the R&D Team
- Selecting Team Members
- Rewarding and Motivating the R&D Team
- Organizational Actions that Support or Inhibit the Team's Effectiveness
- Characteristics of Effective and Ineffective Teams
5. TIME MANAGEMENT AND DELEGATION
- Preventing and Combatting Obsolescence
- Age and R&D Productivity
- Sources of Stress in R&D
- Burnout Prevention
- Identification and Avoidance of Time Wasting Activities
- Delegation Techniques
- Running and Effective Meeting
Workshop Director: Thomas E.
Clarke, M.Sc., M.B.A.
Mr. Clarke has designed and presented R&D management
workshops and courses to scientific personnel in government and industrial
laboratories for twenty-eight years, and has been a consultant to
several government departments on intellectual property management.
Group rates available.
Fee includes a 100+ page workshop manual.