Professional Skills Training:
Each academic year, the MDP announces a series of workshops and trainings designed to strengthen your technical skills such as CAD, CAD-modeling, and finite element modeling. As your project progresses, you’ll likely identify a technical skill that you want to further develop. When that happens, contact the MDP to let us know and we will try and secure training for your project team.
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Leadership and Team Skills Training:
Beyond technical skills, the MDP is committed to making sure you have the support needed to accomplish your project goals. A series of professional development and transferrable skills programs will be announced at the start of the fall semester. These programs are designed to enhance your leadership abilities, strengthen your project management skills, and improve your team communication skills. These programs are hands-on, just like your project so that the skills you are learning are applied directly to your experience.
- CATME – Comprehensive Assessment of Team Members Effectiveness (CATME)
The Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness (CATME) is a web based team building tool that provides anonymous, 360 degree feedback to teams. This type of evaluation is common in industrial practice.This web based tool provides insight to how your contributions to the team are perceived by your teammates and can provide teams with early warnings of potential problems. Team members evaluate performance. Each person receives anonymous feedback on how their teammates view their contribution to the team in both technical and non-technical aspects.
Project Teams are strongly encouraged to complete a CATME survey once per semester. Please contact Payal Agarwal (email@example.com) to schedule your team.
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
While the CATME assessment tool will tell you what your team members think about your contributions, the The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) can help you understand how to improve interactions with your team members. MBTI is a personality assessment commonly used in industry and business. It can help you to better understand how you perceive the world, how you make decisions and how to best work with team members who have different perceptions and decision making styles.
We administer MBTI as a web questionnaire followed by a personalized explanation of the results. Although it can be administered on an individual basis it is most useful when a design project team (or sub-team) participates as a group. MBTI can be especially useful for enhancing team building, conflict resolution, better communication and leadership skills and styles.
Please contact Payal Agarwal (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule either CATME or MBTI for your project team.