Continuing Education

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Partner with the Best

In business today, leading companies succeed in large part because of the alliances they form. By partnering with the Technological Leadership Institute, you’ll get the academic and real-world strategic leadership experience needed to identify, develop and sustain corporate growth. TLI partners with local and global organizations to provide applied learning experiences through our professional development and continuing education opportunities.

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TLI Means Business

TLI leaders, many of whom are industry experts and sought-after consultants, know the local and global technology industry best. We’ve partnered with:

  • Minnesota National Guard to provide training for NATO;
  • Teachers and students in Saudi Arabia in preparation for the National Olympics Scientific Innovation competition
  • Companies and organizations of all sizes to strengthen leadership and address challenges.

No matter what your specific needs may be, our goal is to empower managers and executives in their strategic vision to leverage technology to grow your business.

Custom Short Courses and In-House Training

TLI aims to develop leadership capacity in full-time technology employees in order to turn them into leaders and executives. In addition to our pre-selected short course offerings, the Technological Leadership Institute’s customizable short courses provide training tailored to your business or employee needs.

Our custom courses are broken into four categories:

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Applied Research and Consulting

Innovation is essential for businesses and professionals to gain and maintain competitive advantage. TLI can help improve the success rate of corporate innovation with its customized consulting. Through our applied hands-on training, TLI offers on-site customized management and leadership opportunities for tech-based industries and organizations. These workshops are tailored to guide the direction of your company or develop your talent. Example topics are including in the dropdown below.

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Rochester Signature Series

The Technological Leadership Institute Rochester Signature Series is a four-day professional development opportunity open to the public, which focuses on local business topics of interest for Rochester-based companies. Members of TLI faculty provide attendees with information to apply immediately in their career and to have ready for future challenges.

Anh Phillips, senior manager at Deloitte Consulting, addressing a crowd during a Technically Speaking event where she was a guest speaker on October 28, 2019

Technically Speaking

Technically Speaking by the University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute features interactive seminars by experts and thinkers in business, science and technology. The Technically Speaking seminar series provides the business community with an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and insight on a wide range of topics while connecting with industry peers. Visit the Technically Speaking page to learn more about upcoming seminars.

Interested in customized learning?

To learn more about about customized training, please contact us at 612-624-5747 or