TLI Headlines


TLI's Mike Johnson on Cybersecurity Risks for Some Virtual Schools

Posted September 11, 2020

Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST) program, spoke with a reporter about cybersecurity risks for virtual learning as educational institutions go virtual amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


MOT '18 Alumnus Abdul Dire Adds Author to His Credentials

Posted August 18, 2020

In addition to being an applications engineering supervisor at 3M, Abdul Dire has recently added author to his title.


MOT Best Capstone Award - The 2020 Version!

Posted July 1, 2020

One of the (many!) highlights of the M.S. in the Management of Technology (MOT) program is the capstone project, which all students complete as an individual effort in the last two semesters.

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MOT 2020 Graduate Uses Capstone to Make an Impact on Rural Health

Posted June 24, 2020

Peter Drucker, the father of management thinking, is quoted as saying, “The relevant question is not simply what shall we do tomorrow, but rather what shall we do today in order to get ready for tomorrow.”  


TLI Instructor, Security Expert: Anarchists, Extremists Organized to Heighten Civil Unrest in Twin Cities

Posted June 18, 2020

TLI faculty member and security expert Michael Rozin — who led a team of former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Green Berets and CIA agents to protect companies and assist the government during recent civil unrest in the Twin Cities that followed the killing of George Floyd — said that organized anarchist and extremist groups were behind the majority of fires and gunshots during the worst three-day period of the unrest.

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"I, too, am struggling”: An Account of Leadership during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted June 11, 2020

However unprecedented this situation is, we must rely on our fundamental leadership skills, things we learned and practiced during the M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) program, to endure and thrive.


TLI Faculty Member, Defense Expert: Bring Back the Rapid Innovation Fund

Posted May 28, 2020

In an opinion article for National Defense, TLI faculty member and defense expert Chip Laingen, CDR recommends reviving the Defense Department's Rapid Innovation Fund, which states was "arguably the best among (funding strategies of the past decade) for its access to small business innovation and its commercial outcomes."

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A Message for TLI's MOT 2020 Graduates

Posted May 15, 2020

As the Technological Leadership Institute’s (TLI) 2020 graduates join others from around the University of Minnesota and within the College of Science and Engineering for a virtual commencement on May 16, the TLI staff and faculty would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations and thank you.

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Preparing to Lead During the Current COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Posted March 31, 2020

We are now finding ourselves in the middle of a global healthcare crisis, a global economic crisis and a global humanitarian crisis. It is not the first, nor will it be the last we face, which makes it worth reflecting on essential skills that can help us contribute meaningful solutions at all levels of our organizations.

Photo of a man holding a flashlight with the caption "A leader is someone who demonstrates what's possible." -Mark Yarnell.

A Message From Our Interim Director: Leadership, Resilience and Commitment During COVID-19

Posted March 31, 2020

As we navigate these uncharted waters, the likes of which we have never seen before, I want to reassure each of you that the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) remains steadfast and committed to our mission of developing the next generation of technology leaders.