Since 1981 the Lewis Institute has delivered training in how to manage projects and people to more than 60,000 individuals in 30 countries, including many of the Fortune 500 companies. This effort has primarily been led by Jim Lewis, who was an electrical engineer for 15 years before launching his career teaching seminars. Of the 60,000 who attended those programs, more than 20,000 were engineers.
It doesn’t get any better than this. Engineers learning to manage from engineers who have loads of experience doing it. You won’t get that level of expertise if you go to a college course taught by a professor who has only read about it in a book.
The thing is, Jim had the same experience as some of you—nobody told him that he would have to supervise anyone while he was learning engineering. That’s because the professors don’t know the real world.
And managing people can be a bear! Jim always said, that’s when you earn your pay—when you have to deal with problem employees, especially if you have to fire someone.
So he has put together a certificate just for Engineers. It has a lot of project management information in it, because so much of what engineers do is run projects, but as Alan Mulally, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (and an engineer himself) told Jim, there is no need to differentiate between general and project management. Every tool of project management has its place in general management.
What’s really special about this certificate, however, is that we limit a cohort to 15 participants and we coach and mentor every individual for the year it takes to go through the program. We’ve looked around, and there isn’t an equivalent program anywhere else on the planet.
If you want to take your career to the next level and establish yourself as a professional manager, then you’ve come to the right place. And if you have any doubts about it, arrange a free phone interview. Jim will be glad to answer your questions. Why? Because he loves helping engineers avoid all the hassles he experienced in his own career.
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To earn your basic certificate, you take three core courses and two electives. To earn your Master's Certificate, you take a core course and two more electives.
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