Type: Workshop
Title: Professional Development Networking Workshop 2017
Date: 14th September 2017

The workshop was a joint event held with IEEE Young Professionals, the University of Manchester, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).


The workshop aimed to provide attendees with tools to enable better self-assessment of personality traits, gaps in desired competences and potential ways of abridging deficiencies whilst maximising proven strengthens.

Outline Event Programme

Session 1 – Presentations:

Talk 1: Introduction to personality type dynamics and competency frameworks
Presented by Lois Zhang, Postgraduate Student, The UoM and Trevor David, PhD Researcher, The UoM

Talk 2: Personal Branding and Marketing / Professional Networking

Presented by: Alys Kay, Academic Services, Faulty of Science and Engineering, the UoM

Talk 3: Value of Professional Registration and Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Presented by: Dick Bacon, IET

Session 2- Open panel discussion:


Pathways to industry: Norman McLeod, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Pathways to academia: Qiang Liu, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, the UoM

Becoming an entrepreneur: Veronica Sanchez-Romaguera, Manchester Enterprise Centre

Knowledge Transfer between Industry and Academic: Vidyadhar Peesapati, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the UoM

Professional registration: Dick Bacon, IET

Membership in professional institution: Iván Castro León, IEEE PES UK&RI