Contact: Mark Ewer
05
Jun
2019
Hamilton AM
Regular Meeting Location
William's Fresh Cafe
47 Discovery Drive
Hamilton, ON  L8L 8K4
Canada

ON BEING SMART vs. WISE IN ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT AND LIFE, by Mike Piczak

Basic innate ability along with the school system contribute to making a person smart yet the acquisition of wisdom can be difficult, life spanning and typically reserved for those displaying a few gray hairs. It need not be so. By providing even passing references to wisdom elements, supplying examples of the same and exposing learners to sources of wisdom, younger people, employees and students can accelerate the developmental process to portray themselves as possessing maturity beyond their years thus making themselves more attractive for employment and promotion.

This brief seminar will distinguish between being smart and being wise. As seasoned veterans, our collective duty to the next generation is to convey wisdom exemplars across a spectrum of disciplines, supply ways and means of acquiring wisdom and teach tomorrow’s leaders to avoid mistakes in favour of making wise decisions. Our seminar will challenge the audience’s knowledge and wisdom through an interactive session.

Mike Piczak


Mike Piczak has been educator, trainer and consultant since the early 1980s. He has taught at Mohawk College and McMaster University for over 30 years in addition to conducting numerous training sessions in the corporate setting.

His interests and teaching include: interpersonal skills management, strategy formulation, intra/entrepreneurship, sustainability, six sigma methods and project management.

He has a dozen publications to his credit in addition to a number of conference papers on various aspects of engineering/management education. Finally, he regularly updates a student manual for learning Microsoft Office Suite products.