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.
Interested in a workshop that you don’t see being offered? Request a workshop here!
Solidworks, Labview, Autodesk, GT Suite and other software trainings are offered frequently and are open to any student at the University of Michigan. Please check the calendar for upcoming workshops.
There are weekly open office hours with CAEN technical staff to provide tips and resources on CAEN-provided technical software. These open hours are exclusively for students enrolled on MDP teams and for all Wilson Center teams. For the schedule, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Machine Learning Basics, and other topical workshops are offered exclusively for students enrolled in an MDP project and are advertised in the weekly internal program announcements and on Canvas.
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 transferable 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.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
While the CATME assessment tool will tell you what your team members think about your contributions, 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 Megan Langille (email@example.com) to schedule MBTI for your project team.