A joint effort of Purdue's Krannert School of Management and the College of Engineering, the Technical Management Institute provides crucial knowledge and skills for new and aspiring managers of a technical workforce.
Offered for 30 years and counting, TMI attracts a great variety of professionals. Here's what a few recent TMI participants have to say about this professional development program:
"As a finance person who manages a technical team, TMI gave me the quintessential skills and knowledge needed to build an effective and high-performing team. The training offered valuable insights into leadership styles, applicable project management skills and business analysis skills which are needed for my everyday work."
-Prince Ampomah MBA, MHA, Director, Strategic Analysts, The Advisory Board Company
"I learned a lot in a short amount of time about program and project management, cost analysis, personnel management, and leadership.
In classes, we had a chance to apply new skills to mock case studies to explore how to apply these new skills to real-world situations. I found the whole process, from registration to receiving the certificates, welcoming and organized. The instructors and staff were always available to answer any questions.
I highly recommend TMI to any individual or organization interested in expanding their management skill sets."
-Aylin Celtik, Research Data Analyst, Purdue Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness
"It was very interesting to better understand my style of learning as well as see how a room of individuals in similar roles could vary so immensely. Although these different styles often create conflicts within teams, it is very apparent that a mixed team will ALWAYS come to the best solution."
-Tony Goyer, Engineering Supervisor, Core Packaging Components, Caterpillar, Lafayette Engine Center
"I definitely recommend Purdue’s TMI to anyone moving into a technical management roll for the first time. It is a high-quality introduction to leadership and business concepts that most engineers aren’t exposed to in school. The instructors are competent teachers who are well-qualified in their fields, and the staff support the program with smoothly executed hospitality and logistics."
-Paul Creekmore, Senior R&D Engineer, Milbank