training & development
PD506 - Effective Management of Research & Development Teams and Organizations

PD506 - Effective Management of Research & Development Teams and Organizations

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Mar 11, 2019 - Mar 13, 2019




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

Managing the productivity and excellence of an R&D organization offers a unique set of problems and unusual challenges. This uniqueness arises from two basic facts: (1) the character of the enterprise, and (2) the highly-specialized, articulate, and autonomous people involved in R&D.

This course will explain how managing an R&D organization is largely the art of integrating the efforts of diverse, creative, intelligent, and independent individuals. It will offer a concise, yet effective, overview of the management issues and their solutions. The ideas presented in this course consist of the work of a multitude of experts and focuses on ways to improve the productivity of R&D. It is designed to bring the attendees to a stage where they can apply this information and to foster excellence and innovation in their R&D organization.

You Will Learn To
 - Describe the innovation process in an effective R&D organization
 - Identify the ingredients of successful technology transfer in an R&D atmosphere
 - Contribute effectively to the management and leadership throughout the organization
 - Explain how to make a smooth transition from a technical staff position to a management and leadership position
 - Explain how to achieve optimal results from the R&D organization

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
Managers, supervisors, and team/group leaders, engineers, project managers, and other technical personnel; it is also beneficial for faculty members, department heads, research administrators, managers responsible for sponsoring research, and policy makers in science and technology.

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD506
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Bruce Chehroudi, Ph.D., has been an award-winning engineer/scientist/R&D Manager for nearly twenty years in several engineering and scientific disciplines such as automotive, aerospace, energy, environment, nanotechnology, and medicine. He has worked in various capacities and leadership positions with some of the country’s leading corporations and institutions, including Raytheon STX, Ford, Air Force Research Laboratory, Princeton University, General Motors, and NASA. He has been a technical and R&D consultant for a number of organizations, such as Honda R&D, Honeywell, NASA, GE, Boeing, TRW, General Motors, Chrysler, Amgen, Stumberger, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Dr. Chehroudi earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow (Princeton University), an MS in Mechanical Engineering (Southern Methodist University, Summa Cum Laude), and an MS in Economics and Management (Swiss Finance Institute, Magna Cum Laude).

Dr. Chehroudi has delivered over 200 presentations in technical/managerial meetings to corporate boards of directors, and to nontechnical audiences. He has covered or acted as a consultant on topics, such as strategic planning, technology transfer, ideation process, innovation, new product development (NPD), motivation, creativity, leadership, and R&D portfolio management. Dr. Chehroudi has more than 150 publications and patents, with extensive experience in both scientific and management areas and intensive training in finance and financial engineering.
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