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  • 1. May 30-31, 2012 CII Innovation Center, Shanghai R&D Leadership TRAINER Gary Hinkle Veteren R&D Leadership Trainer Gary Hinkle is the CEO and founder of Auxilium. He has 23 years of engineering and leadership experience in a broad variety of assignments with small, medium, and large companies involved in the development and manufacturing of high-tech products.May 30-31, 2012 Shanghai; April 23-24, 2012 Beijing Tel:400-628-8980
  • 2. The Trainer Gary Hinkle Gary Hinkle is the CEO and founder of Auxilium. He has 23 years of engineering and leadership experience in a broad variety of assignments with small, medium, and large companies involved in the development and manufacturing of high-tech products. Intel, Boeing, Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Otis Elevator, Yamaha Motor Corp. America, and many other companies have trusted Gary with the training and development of key engineering personnel. Over 1000 engineers and team leaders have benefited from Garys on-site and public courses. The projects and teams Gary has led include technical leadership of a $40 million program to improve U.S. Army vehicle maintenance worldwide (CTS-ICE program). He also led the hardware development for the world’s best selling oscilloscope product line at Tektronix. Most recently he led a successful turn-around of a consumer electronics companys product development organization. Garys design and management experience spans the electronics, mechanical and software engineering disciplines. His industry/technology experience includes computers, communication equipment, industrial controls, telemetry systems, consumer audio, military systems, engineering services, avionics, radio frequency products, test/measurement/monitoring, and home control/automation. He is a regular contributor of articles focused on R&D productivity and engineering leadership for IEEE-USA and the International Society for Optical Engineering. Gary serves on the board of directors for the Program Management Forum, and has held a variety of leadership positions serving the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).Course Description This course teaches skills needed to lead projects, drive innovation, and influence others in an engineering role or similar technical role. Participants learn the differences between leadership and management and how to develop specific leadership abilities that are important to engineers and technical professionals. The most important leadership traits that apply to engineering and technical project leadership responsibilities are emphasized. Participants engage in exercises that assess their individual leadership abilities and provide guidance for further development. Case studies and real-life examples illustrate how the principles apply on the job. The case studies and examples are drawn from a broad range of product development team environments at small, medium, and large companies serving many industries. You will also benefit from the instructors direct experience contributing to successful engineering projects for over 20 years.Who Should Attend • • Design Leaders/Managers Applications/Support Engineers • Technical Marketing Leaders/Managers • Project Leaders/Managers • Engineering Managers/Supervisors • Prospective Managers May 30-31, 2012 Shanghai; April 23-24, 2012 Beijing Tel:400-628-8980
  • 3. Day 1 Outline Overview of Essential Competencies - Balancing professional development efforts - The importance of “soft” skills What is Leadership? - What leadership is – and what it isn’t - Why leadership ability is important for engineers and technical professionals - Differences between leadership attributes and management skills - Self-analysis of leadership attributes to improve - Five levels of leadership Leadership Fundamentals - Characteristics of good team leaders - Overcoming the typical team “dysfunctions” - Distributing project leadership and management responsibilities - Influence vs. authority - Case study: Outstanding Engineering Project Leader How to Develop Trust and Respect - Characteristics that help credibility and perceived integrity - Characteristics that hurt credibility - Self-assessment The Art of Influence - Building rapport with business associates - Helping others to see your view - Influencing your manager - Case study: System Architect with Poor Leadership Ability - Influencing other leaders - Applying the principle of “give and take”May 30-31, 2012 Shanghai; April 23-24, 2012 Beijing Tel:400-628-8980
  • 4. Day 2 Agenda Self Assessment of Leadership Ability and Potential - Attendees assess abilities in 3 key areas, which identifies strengths and specific leadership characteristics to develop - Ongoing professional development Communication & Collaboration - Becoming a better listener - Presenting to groups: Length and detail of presentations - Using PowerPoint and other visual aids effectively - Engaging your audience - Tips for using email and managing time for communication Effectively Managing R&D Team - Empathy and dialog - Motivating Research Engineers and Scientists - Rewarding and Recognizing Performance Performance Management - Peak Performance - Conducting Performance Appraisals: Why and How - Correcting Substandard or Disruptive Performance Project Leadership and Project Management - Overview of leadership skills necessary to effectively lead projects - Opportunities to distribute project leadership and management responsibilities - Case study: Sharing of Project Leadership and Management Responsibilities - Overview of project planning skills and tasks - Key project leadership skills - Case study: Outstanding Project Leader (a role model for project leaders)May 30-31, 2012 Shanghai; April 23-24, 2012 Beijing Tel:400-628-8980
  • 5. China Institute for Innovation(CII) China Institute for Innovation is a consulting and academic organization established specifically to help Chinese companies, multinational organizations and government agencies to meet the needs for world-class expertise in innovation. CII is a leading innovation education, training, research, and networking institute in China. CII offers a wide variety of programs to help people at all levels and in all roles to understand and master the principles and practices of innovation, to help their organizations succeed in the innovation- driven economy. CII Innovation Center CII Innovation Center is a physical innovation and collaboration center. It is a platform where you come to brainstorm, to share, to learn, to collaborate, and to have fun. It is an innovation hub, and an idea factory. The center is designed by Langdon Morris, a senior partner of Innovationilabs, and a co-founder of China Institute for Innovatioin. We offer customized training programs, brainstorm sessions, collaboration events, and innovation space renting services for our clients. We leverage the collective intelligence to solve complex problems for our clients. UPCOMING EVENTS TRIZ Workshop Led by Daniel Sheu, January 9-11, 2012 Shanghai Disruptive Innovation for Consumer Industry Led by Sandy Ping, January 12-13, 2012 Shanghai Creative Thinking @ Speed Led by Ken Hudson, February 23-24, 2012 Shanghai Making Innovation Work Led by Cheryl Perkins, February 27-28, 2012 Shanghai Hidden Customer Needs for B2B Companies Led by Keith Goffin, March 26-27, 2012 Shanghai Hidden Customer Needs for B2C Companies Led by Keith Goffin, March 29-30, 2012 Shanghai R&D Project Management Led by Ray Sheen, April 16-18, 2012 ShanghaiMay 30-31, 2012 Shanghai; April 23-24, 2012 Beijing Tel:400-628-8980