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Rochester Signature Series
Courses for four days. Impact for a lifetime.

The Signature Series takes some of the hottest topics and key professors from the Technological Leadership Institute's Master of Science in the Management of Technology program and offers short courses in Rochester, MN for high-tech professionals and leaders. You will gain information to use immediately at your job and for future challenges.

TLI faculty members will be providing attendees with information to apply immediately in their careers and future challenges, and courses are specifically attuned to technical professionals and industry leaders. Stephen Wilbers, one of our MOT faculty and award-winning author, will teach a business communications course; Gemini Chair Kirk Froggatt will discuss best practices for navigating cultural and human challenges as related to change management for an established organization; TLI Associate Director Paul Hansen will teach corporate entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship; and MOT faculty member Judy Pennington will discuss digital disruption and transformation between technology and business. 

The following courses are offered in the sections to the right:

MTE X503 - Full Series -  This option will register you for all four courses at once for the discounted price of $2,300.

MTE X503 - 002 - Corporate Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship

MTE X503 - 003 - Digital Disruption/Transformation

MTE X503 - 004 - Managerial Communication for Technological Leaders

MTE X503 - 005 - Leading Change Initiatives

Key Benefits

Signature Series courses are especially attuned to technical professionals and leaders. Series participants:

  • Learn in an executive-style setting with the latest delivery technologies
  • Gain knowledge to bridge the gap between business, technology, and engineering
  • Incorporate their experiences into the course discussions and class exercises
  • Meet the other participants and have a chance to develop future business contacts
  • Learn from some of the University of Minnesota's world-class faculty

For Additional Information

Contact Nick Spase
Technological Leadership Institute
612-625-6504
nspase@umn.edu

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Section Title
Rochester Signature Series: Management of Technology Essentials
Type
Short Course
Days
M
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Jul 29, 2019
Campus
Rochester
Building
University Square
Room
Room 414
Type
Short Course
Days
T
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Jul 30, 2019
Campus
Rochester
Building
University Square
Room
Room 414
Type
Short Course
Days
T
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Aug 20, 2019
Campus
Rochester
Building
University Square
Room
Room 414
Type
Short Course
Days
W
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Aug 21, 2019
Campus
Rochester
Building
University Square
Room
Room 414
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
26.0
Location
Delivery Options
Short Course  
Course Fee(s)
Signature Series Program Fee non-credit $2,300.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 22, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 22, 2019
Section Details

Corporate Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship
Monday, July 29, 2019, 8:00am - 4:30pm
UMN Rochester, Rm 414

This course will teach attendees the process, tools and skills necessary to identify and develop new business opportunities within an existing corporation. Participants will explore ways to make an established corporation "entrepreneurial," as well as how to market new technologies within or outside the corporation.

Digital Disruption/Transformation
Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 8:00am - 4:30pm
UMN Rochester, Rm 414

The simultaneous transitions in the economy, demographics and technology are creating new challenges for businesses and disruptions of entire industries now occur at speeds beyond the experience of most managements. This session will explore what it takes to transform into a service-oriented digital organization through the highly-intentional collaboration between technology and business. Identify what "being digital" means and explore the digital maturity continuum of companies.

Managerial Communication for Technological Leaders
Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 8:00am - 4:30pm
UMN Rochester, Rm 414

Learn basic effective writing skills such as how to recognize wordiness, edit for clarity and emphasis, identify common errors that undermine credibility and proofread using a three-step approach. You will also learn how to use distance-reducing, trust-inspiring word choices and various persuasive strategies to connect with your audience, resolve conflict, create a positive work environment and provide agile, forward-thinking, values-based leadership to communicate your vision and achieve your goals. Participants walk away with skills to present with poise and confidence.

Leading Change Initiatives
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 8:00am - 4:30pm
UMN Rochester, Rm 414

Participants will explore the mindset, toolset and skill set needed to recognize and navigate the human and cultural dynamics that impact implementation success of innovation initiatives. This workshop will discuss tools and best practices for anticipating and managing the individual resistance and cultural inertia that are inevitable when implementing change in established organizations. Participants will apply several tools to their own capstone projects in order to anticipate challenges and create the conditions for success — by design. The workshop and series will conclude by applying the lessons learned to finalize and present capstone proposals.

Course Fees:$2300*

*Meals and course materials are provided for all attendees.

Section Title
Corporate Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship
Type
--
Days
M
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Jul 29, 2019
Campus
Rochester
Building
University Square
Room
Room 414
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.5
Location
Delivery Options
Short Course  
Course Fee(s)
MTE Signature Series Program Fee non-credit $625.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 22, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 22, 2019
Instructors
Section Details

Corporate Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship
Paul Hansen, Associate Director at the Technological Leadership Institute

Monday, July 29, 8:00am - 4:
30pm
UMN Rochester, Rm 414 

This course will teach attendees the process, tools and skills necessary to identify and develop new business opportunities within an existing corporation. Participants will explore ways to make an established corporation "entrepreneurial," as well as how to market new technologies within or outside the corporation.

Course Fees: $625*

*Meals, parking, and course materials are provided for all attendees.

Section Title
Digital Disruption/Transformation
Type
Short Course
Days
T
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Jul 30, 2019
Campus
Rochester
Building
University Square
Room
Room 414
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.5
Location
Delivery Options
Short Course  
Course Fee(s)
MTE Signature Series Program Fee non-credit $625.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 23, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 23, 2019
Instructors
Section Details

Digital Disruption/Transformation
Judy Pennington, Faculty at the Technological Leadership Institute

Tuesday, July 30, 8:00am - 4:30pm

UMN Rochester, Rm 414

The simultaneous transitions in the economy, demographics and technology are creating new challenges for businesses and disruptions of entire industries now occur at speeds beyond the experience of most managements. This session will explore what it takes to transform into a service-oriented digital organization through the highly-intentional collaboration between technology and business. Identify what "being digital" means and explore the digital maturity continuum of companies.

Course Fees: $625*

*Meals, parking, and course materials are provided for all attendees.

Section Title
Managerial Communication for Technological Leaders: Persuasive Writing & Speaking
Type
Short Course
Days
T
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Aug 20, 2019
Campus
Rochester
Building
University Square
Room
Room 414
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.5
Location
Delivery Options
Short Course  
Course Fee(s)
MTE Signature Series Program Fee non-credit $625.00
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 13, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 13, 2019
Instructors
Section Details

Managerial Communication for Technological Leaders: Persuasive Writing & Speaking
Stephen Wilbers, Award-Winning Author, Faculty at the Technological Leadership Institute

Tuesday, August 20, 8:00am - 4:30pm
UMN Rochester, Rm 414 

Learn basic effective writing skills such as how to recognize wordiness, edit for clarity and emphasis, identify common errors that undermine credibility and proofread using a three-step approach. You will also learn how to use distance-reducing, trust-inspiring word choices and various persuasive strategies to connect with your audience, resolve conflict, create a positive work environment and provide agile, forward-thinking, values-based leadership to communicate your vision and achieve your goals. Participants walk away with skills to present with poise and confidence.

Course Fees: $625*

*Meals, parking, and course materials are provided for all attendees.

Section Title
Leading Change Initiatives
Type
Short Course
Days
W
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Aug 21, 2019
Campus
Rochester
Building
University Square
Room
Room 414
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.5
Location
Delivery Options
Short Course  
Course Fee(s)
MTE Signature Series Program Fee non-credit $625.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 14, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 14, 2019
Instructors
Section Details

Leading Change Initiatives and Capstones
Kirk Froggatt, Gemini Chair in Technology Management & Faculty at the Technological Leadership Institute

Wednesday, August 21, 8:00am - 4:30pm
UMN Rochester, Rm 414 

Participants will explore the mindset, toolset and skill set needed to recognize and navigate the human and cultural dynamics that impact implementation success of innovation initiatives. This workshop will discuss tools and best practices for anticipating and managing the individual resistance and cultural inertia that are inevitable when implementing change in established organizations. Participants will apply several tools to their own capstone projects in order to anticipate challenges and create the conditions for success — by design. The workshop and series will conclude by applying the lessons learned to finalize and present capstone proposals.

Course Fees: $625*

*Meals, parking, and course materials are provided for all attendees.

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