Managing Your Future as a Supervisor
Speaker: Erin McConahey, PE, Principal in Mechanical Engineering, Arup
Erin McConahey, PE, Principal in Mechanical Engineering, Arup
Presentation: Managing Your Future as a Supervisor
Track: Individual Development
Time: October 18, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
In this presentation, Erin McConahey will help engineers set specific goals for professional development, specifically as a supervisor managing junior staff (the internal team). By better managing your team, you'll get the best out of their performance to meet the goals of the firm.
During her 17 years with Arup, Los Angeles, Erin McConahey has worked internationally and now leads multidisciplinary design teams on a wide variety of project types. She attended the University of California at Berkeley where she earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in structural engineering. She is a Professional Engineer in California and Colorado, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an ASHRAE accredited High Performance Building Design Professional. Erin McConahey sits on the GSA's National Register of Peer Professionals, was named one of 2008's 40 Under 40 by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine, is on the editorial advisory board of Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine, and was on the authoring committee for the 50% Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small and Medium Office Buildings (collaboratively sponsored by ASHRAE/IES/ AIA/USGBC).
1. Understand what's required of a new manager (with an engineering focus).
2. Learn how managing people is different from doing technical engineering work or projects.
3. Learn how do you get people-specifically those you supervise-to want to work with you (focus on influence).
4. Learn how to delegate tasks, authority, and responsibility for successful project delivery.
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