2007 IEEE EIT Conference
May 17-20, 2007
Chicago, IL, USA
The Leadership Skills workshop is intended to help participants develop
and improve interpersonal, group, team and leadership skills. The workshop
is targeted to those in management or leadership roles in business, industry,
academia or volunteer organizations. However, anyone interested in further
developing these skills in dealing with people and working within any type of
organization will benefit from the workshop. The format for the workshop includes
the presentation of the core material and interactive participation; using
exercises, case studies and open discussion.
Biography of Don Bramlett:
Don received a B.S. in EE and an MBA both from the University of Detroit.
He has spent his entire 34 year professional career in energy sector ranging from gas to
fossil and nuclear. He is a Project Engineer with the Detroit Edison Company, a Professional
Engineer in the state of Michigan, and a senior member of IEEE.
Don is also an active member of the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD),
National Society of Professional Engineers, and Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE).
He is a Fellow of MSPE and a member of the College of Fellows of ESD.
The Project Management workshop is intended for engineers, technical leads,
project leaders, and functional managers who want to practice the fundamentals
of project management to help themselves and their groups accomplish their endeavors,
whether at work, in IEEE, at home, or in the community. Participants will learn basic
project management techniques, and most importantly, how to apply them in real
life without excessive paperwork or overhead! The workshop will include templates
and checklists to take away, and examples of how to apply project management techniques
to engineering, IEEE, and personal projects.
Biography of Tarek Lahdhiri:
Dr. Tarek Lahdhiri received his master and Ph.D degrees in EE.
From 1995 to 1996, Dr. Lahdhiri held the position of Research Associate at the Center for
Electric Power, Tennessee Technological University. From 1997 to 1998, he was a Research Professor at the
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Centre, University of Windsor, Canada, where he was the project manager
for a research team working on the implementation of robust intelligent integrated robotic system for the
assembly of auto-body parts. In 1998, Dr. Lahdhiri joined General Motors Corporation in Warren, Michigan,
where he is currently the Lab Manager in the GM Engineering Process and Math Strategy Division,
in charge of the real-time synthesis, analysis, and simulation of vehicle control systems and subsystems.