Thursday, November 3, 2016

Dr Gazan Bozai covers technical capabilities, soft skills and managerial actions in unique lecture

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The civil engineering department of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, striving hard for the promotion of intellectual and indigenous seminars and forums related particularly in industrial terms, organized a guest lecture entitled ‘Importance of soft skills and emotional intelligence for technical professional’ on October 31.

The lecture was delivered by Dr Gazan Bozai, CEO, Soft Skills Development Institute International (SSDII), USA, and it was attended by a large number of faculty members from the civil engineering department. 

Dr Gazan Bozai, having graduated in civil engineering from the NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, before doing Masters of Science and PhD from Auburn University, USA, has worked in the capacity of development and deployment of leadership training and coaching programs for the C-level and key executives. 

The lecture was designed in a way to prepare the engineers, integrating the engineering issues with soft skills. The idea was demonstrated by presenting various practices as an example keeping in mind the lack of patience among the practitioners. 

Brainstorming ideas were shared in the lecture in order to create a balance between the assigned tasks of an individual, technical expertise, management perspective and more on the side of emotional acuity of a person. 

According to his lecture, the emotional support of a personality is more important rather than IQ concerns. The complete lecture was much valuable and interesting for the listeners. 

In the programme, the SSUET Dean Engineering, Prof Dr S M Makhdumi, appreciated the efforts of the speaker and his profound lecture. 

He expressed gratitude to the worthy speaker as these types of informative lectures were of great importance for field and academics as well. 

According to him, the lecture was somehow different from technical lecture as it was a blend of technical capabilities, soft skills and managerial actions taken by professionals.