"Secrets of Success" a Three-Part Professional Development Webinar Series Hosted by IEEE WIE in Region 2

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Part 3. "Project Management and Team Building"

The IEEE Region 2 WIE (Women in Engineering) is cordially inviting you to attend the 3rd of a 3-part professional development series on the “Secrets of Success.”  Registration is required for all attendees

We are honored to invite Jim Watson, a well-known Career Management Consultant, an Author, and an IEEE International Speaker to share his knowledge and experience. Many of the principles associated with our technical skill development can also be used to develop non-technical and other professional skills. This series of webinars will demonstrate how we can apply these principles to some of the most important professional skills.

As professionals, we can increase our level of early success by preparing to participate in planning projects.  This can be accomplished by applying both technical and organization skills and using proven steps to develop outstanding project results.  For larger projects, we need to apply additional non-technical skills as we participate effectively as part of a team.  One of the best ways to advance our career is by demonstrating how we can work successfully with others. 

This webinar, based on many years of experience as a practicing professional engineer, will provide an overview of both project management and team building principles that are easy to use and that have proven to be the best way to plan and implement successful projects.  It includes a brief self-evaluation exercise and additional details will be available in a document to be downloaded following the presentation. 


  Date and Time




  • Date: 31 Aug 2021
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Mansfield, Ohio
  • United States

  • Contact Event Hosts
  • c.carey@ieee.org

  • Co-sponsored by R2 WIE (Women in Engineering) and DeVry Online University
  • Starts 25 June 2021 04:00 PM
  • Ends 31 August 2021 04:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Jim Watson, PE


"Project Management and Team Building"


Jim received a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1958, completed post graduate engineering courses at Youngstown State University, and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at the University of Michigan. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, an IEEE Life-Senior Member, and a Student Professional Development Program National Speaker.

Following a 36-year engineering and management career with Ohio Edison Company, Jim took advantage of an early retirement opportunity and established Watson Associates to provide programs to incorporate non-technical skill development within existing university engineering technical classes. Watson Associates has directed the use of this program for more than 26,000 students at 14 major engineering universities.

 Jim’s IEEE volunteer work with students started in 1975 at Youngstown State University and the University of Akron.  He became an IEEE National Speaker in 1982 and joined Larry Dwon on the Student Awareness Task Force to develop Student Professional Awareness Conferences (S-PACs).

 Jim received numerous awards from IEEE in recognition for his volunteer activities including the USAB Citation of Honor, USAB Professional Achievement Award, IEEE Third Millennium Medal, RAB Innovational Award, IEEE-USA Citation of Honor, and Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism, the highest IEEE-USA award for volunteer activities.

In 2011, IEEE-USA established the “IEEE-USA Jim Watson Student Professional Awareness Award” https://ieeeusa.org/volunteers/awards-recognition/professionalism-awards/watson-award/ to recognize key individuals for their contributions to Student Professional Awareness Achievement Activities in the United States.  This award has been received by 10 outstanding volunteers to date.

Jim is co-author, with Dr. Charles Alexander, of “Engineering Skills for Career Success” published by McGraw-Hill.  This textbook is designed to help engineering students develop and enhance non-technical skills. He has also published 24 articles on career development in Frontiers in Education, IEEE Antennas & Propagation, IEEE Potentials, IEEE Women in Engineering, HKN Bridge, and Wireless Systems Design.  
Jim has delivered more than 2,200 presentations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia to a total audience of over 110,000.  This includes 75,000 students at 203 different universities who attended 476 IEEE Student conferences and workshops and 913 additional student meetings.  


Address:Mansfield, Ohio, United States


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