SAN JOSE, Calif. - The University of California-Berkeley has begun the first session of its so-called ''Engineering Leadership Program for Professionals.''
This is the first program of its type in the U.S. This six month program is being held in the Silicon Valley and is focused on providing leadership training to top engineers from leading technology companies, such as Applied Materials, Cisco, Facebook, Lam Research, NetApp, National Semiconductor and Yahoo.
“Engineering leadership is critical to the success of the best companies in the world,” said Ikhlaq Sidhu, the curriculum designer and lead professor for the program, in a statement. “This program is designed to build on the strengths of top technologists and provide them with some key disciplines that will make them better engineers as well as leaders.”
The goals of the program are to teach engineers to expertly manage technical teams, influence top-level strategy, and amplify the inherent value of R&D. The subjects covered will include: opportunity recognition, technical firm strategy, product management, customer development, operations, leadership skills, and finance.
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