A Learning Platform for Tech-Driven Professionals

Stay Updated on the Transformative Leadership Community's Workshops, Short Courses, and More.


This is next-level learning at
the speed of technology-driven change.

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. We meet you at every stage of your career. This platform is a powerful approach that goes beyond one-time offerings; it's a portfolio of thought-provoking workshops, short courses, personal coaching, and more.

It all comes together synergistically. Industry changes fast. We set the pace. Gain knowledge quickly with a short, intensive workshop or do a deep-dive with a multi-week short course. Even maximize your experience with Leadership Coaching

“The Tufts Transformative Leadership Community enabled me to briefly escape the day to day chaos of the workplace and gain the tools I needed to more effectively lead my team.”


Eoin Kiely, MSEM '17
Senior Manager, Automation and I&C at Thermo Fisher Scientific


Key Benefits

  • Become a master practitioner and develop cutting-edge skills
  • Expand your network with a diverse community of leaders just like you.
  • Co-create solutions, share compelling insights across a variety of industries
  • Drive business outcomes and accelerate your growth as a leader

Who Should Join Us

This platform is designed for leaders in technology-driven environments (whether it's defense, biotech, pharma, consumer technology, and more) who:

  • Lead teams or departments
  • Collaborate with cross functional areas or stakeholders within the organization to drive strategic outcomes
  • Are accountable for delivering results


   Maximize Your Experience   

Take Advantage of 1:1 Leadership Coaching

Available exclusively with our charrette workshops — like Leading in a Post-Pandemic World and Organizational Effectiveness in the Midst of Chaos — Leadership Coaching is a powerful experience that maximizes and builds on your new skills with a dedicated coach. Leadership coaching is flexible. Further develop frameworks and apply them in the context of your organization. 


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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