A Learning Platform for Tech-Driven Professionals

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The world is rapidly changing.
Industries are undergoing a technology-driven revolution.
How do you seize new opportunities while advancing your career?

Highlighted by the pandemic, the way we do business and lead technical teams today can change overnight. In the past year, technical professionals have had to navigate remote work, shifting priorities, increased responsibilities and business continuity. You're under consistent pressure to juggle resources, execute tactics, deliver results and find career growth. At the end of the day, are you prepared for the disruptions of tomorrow to both your business and career?

Tufts Transformative Leadership Community is a collaborative environment of experts, peers and relevant learning opportunities to quickly and effectively get just-in-time skills and knowledge to solve your emerging challenges. We're developing professional education in a new way — one that meets you wherever you are in your career with thought-provoking experiences. This platform is a powerful approach that goes beyond one-time offerings; it's a portfolio of workshops, short courses, personal coaching and more. It all comes together synergistically. Gain knowledge quickly with a short, intensive workshop or do a deep-dive with a multi-week short course.

Key Benefits

• Develop your unique path to becoming a master practitioner, honing existing skills

• Expand your network with a diverse community of leaders just like you. Leverage the community to work through scenarios & share new insights and ideas across a variety of industries

• Be better equipped to drive business outcomes and accelerate your growth as a leader

Who Should Join Us:

This platform is designed for leaders in technology-driven environments who:

• Lead teams or departments

• Collaborate with cross functional areas and stakeholders within the organization to drive strategic outcomes

• Are accountable for delivering results


Upcoming Transformative Leadership Community Offerings

New Offerings in Development for Fall 2021 and Beyond


   Charette Workshop   
Leading in a Post-Pandemic World

Registration Information

Duration: Two half-days

Date & Time: Friday, Sept. 24 & Friday, Oct. 1 • 9 AM - 1 PM EDT

Early-Bird Price* (Until Aug. 15):

• $395 workshop
• $595 workshop + Leadership Coaching

Standard Price*:

• $795 workshop
• $995 workshop + Leadership Coaching

Discount: Tufts University alumni & partners receive a 20% discount off the cost of workshops and coaching.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 22, 2021



Leading with Presence to Engage and Inspire

Coming Oct. 2021

Duration: Half-day

Date & Time: Friday, Oct. 22, 2022 • 9 AM - 1 PM EDT

This workshop centers around "being a human leader" & the importance of coming from a place of why all while engaging and inspiring those around us.


Topics Covered: Fundamentals of Delivering Effective Presentations, Telling Stories that Persuade, Crafting Your Story, Putting Authenticity Lessons to Work & Active Listening

Registration Details
Coming Soon


   Short Course   
Medical Devices - Business Strategies & Emerging Trends

Coming Nov. 2021

Duration: Three half-days

Whether you are currently a medical device professional or new to the industry, this short course will provide leaders with an inside look at the end-to-end business of medical device development and delivery.



Topics Covered: Medical Device Product Development, Inside Look at the Business, Mega Trends in Medical Devices, Geography/Cultural Variations, Time to Market & Economics.

Registration Details
Coming Soon


Data-Driven Sales & Go To Market Strategies

Coming Jan. 2022

Duration: Half-day

Date & Time: Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 • 9 AM - 1 PM EST

This workshop will discuss data-driven sales and go-to-market strategies for effectively delivering the right products & services to the right customers at the right time.


Topics Covered: Creating Customer Value, Sales Process Design, Effective Market Segmentation, Understanding the Value of Data & Analytics, and Key Elements of Sales & Go-To Market Strategies 

Registration Details
Coming Soon


   Maximize Your Experience   

Take Advantage of 1:1 Leadership Coaching

Available exclusively with our charrette workshops, Leadership Coaching is a powerful experience that maximizes and builds on your new skills with a dedicated coach. Leadership coaching is flexible. Spend a focused hour of time on you. Further develop frameworks and apply them in the context of your organization. Tackle a challenge or opportunity for which you could use some fresh thinking. Amplify your experience today.


Questions? Contact Us.


Nancy Buczko

Nancy Buczko
Director, Professional Programs, TGI
P: (617) 627-3117


Tuned to Your Schedule

Gain key insight on a hot topic. Take a deep dive into an area of interest in an engaging, collaborative charrette workshop, or refocus and re-energize your career by chatting with a member of our industry-expert faculty. No matter how you take the next step, you will be joining a community of like-minded individuals who will offer new perspectives and help you on your path to success. Take a look at our portfolio of opportunities.

Charette Workshops

In charrette-style workshops, you'll engage with a peer community to learn, share ideas and co-create solutions to real-world challenges you are facing on the job. These workshops can be bundled with 1:1 Leadership Coaching to amplify your experience.

Intensive Workshop

Learn from a subject matter expert and uncover the latest industry insights during an immersive and fast-paced workshop. This is your opportunity to make sense of complex, nuanced topics with an expert who's leading the way in a particular field.

Short Courses

Take a deeper dive into a subject and fulfill your intellectual curiosity. From theory to application in industry, hear from experts on a variety of subjects — all with a practical industry focus.


1:1 Coaching

Get individualized coaching with a mentor who will guide you to success and beyond. Whether you would like to work through a specific situation or plan for your own success, find support each step of the way.

On-Demand Learning

Take advantage of asynchronous learning on a wide range of topics. You can access these at anytime and anywhere. Build a specific skill or gain deeper knowledge of a concept.

Active Community

Expand your network by connecting with a community of fellow like-minded leaders across a variety of industries and sectors. Using the latest communication tools, your colleagues are never more than one ping away.





Key Themes

Whether you take a course, participate in a workshop, or engage in a 1:1 coaching session, your learning will be focused on building competencies in four key areas: strategy, functional skills & tools, leadership, and personal growth. Preview future offerings for each of those key areas.



Moving from Implementer to Strategic Thinker


Best Practices in Portfolio Product Management


M&A: Buy or Sell?


Developing a Strategic Plan You Can Implement

Functional Skills & Tools

Approaches to Managing Up


Tools for Effective Organizational Design


Building Financial Intelligence


Using Digital Tools to Maximize Workplace Efficiency


Understanding SEC Filings


Leveraging Data to Make Effective Decisions


Developing High Performing Employees


Making the Right Hiring Decisions


Performance Reviews for Impact and Inspiration


Managing Conflict and Negotiating to Drive Win-Win Solutions

Personal Growth

Ethical Decision Making


Reaching Your Leadership Potential Through Self-Awareness


Challenging Existing Mental Models and Assumptions


Empowering Your Personal Learning and Development



Led & Taught by Industry-Expert Faculty


Instructors, charrette workshop leaders, moderators, and more will all be drawn from Tufts Gordon Institute and Tufts University's expansive roster of industry-leading faculty in addition to practitioners who want to share their rich and relevant experiences. The individuals who will guide you and work with you in the Tufts Transformative Leadership Community deeply understand the challenges that the workforce of today faces and they're able to provide you with insights for a path forward.


Faculty & Facilitator Spotlights

Read the latest news and insights from our faculty & facilitators.

Kathrin Knauf

Turning the Linear Career Journey into a Honeycomb

Kathrin Knauf, HR Business Partner Technical Development, Moderna

Kathrin Knauf has had an extensive career in biotech and pharma. Now, she’s beginning a new journey to bridge people and processes.

Elaine Chen

Elaine Chen Named to COS Board of Directors

Elaine Chen, Director, Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts

Elaine Chen was named to the Center for Open Science’s Board of Directors. She’ll help promote open science practices in research.

Scott Hilton

Scott Hilton Discusses Modern Product Management

Scott Hilton, Lecturer, Product Development and Management

In an interview, Scott Hilton discusses product management, its role within organizations as well as his teaching philosophy.

Jennifer Braggin

Jennifer Braggin Published in Semiconductor Digest

Jennifer Braggin, Technical Communications Manager, Entegris

In a co-authored article for Semiconductor Digest, Jennifer Braggin discusses collaboration along the supply chain for automotive electronics.

About Tufts Gordon Institute

Tufts Gordon Institute is dedicated to creating a worldwide community of transformative leaders with heart. Leaders who are savvy in both business and technology, deeply in tune with society, and motivated to drive high-impact change that will make the world a better place.

From workshops and short courses to graduate degree programs, Tufts Gordon Institute provides relevant knowledge when you need it throughout the arc of your professional career. With a focus on practical learning, taught by faculty with deep industry experience, you’ll be empowered to influence the future technology driven organizations and lead with self-awareness, equity, and confidence.


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