Transformative
Leadership
Community

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

Upcoming Transformative Leadership Community Offerings

 

   Short Course   
Medical Device Industry: Business Strategies and Emerging Trends

Duration: Three half-days

Date & Time: Nov. 5, 12, & 19, 2021 • 9 AM - 1 PM EST

This short course provides technical and functional leaders with a comprehensive, inside look at the end-to-end business of medical device development and commercialization.

 

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

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   Workshop   
Data Techniques

Duration: Half-day

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

This workshop will discuss how to leverage data & analytics to enhance the design and implementation of sales and go-to-market strategies

 

 

 

 

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 

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   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. Further develop frameworks and apply them in the context of your organization. 

 

Questions? Contact Us.

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Nancy Buczko

Nancy Buczko
Director, Professional Programs, TGI
E: Nancy.Buczko@tufts.edu
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.

 

Strategy

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

Leadership

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.

VIEW FACULTY & FACILITATORS

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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