2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) 
    
    Aug 24, 2019  
2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Technical Leadership Graduate Certificate


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: List of Academic Programs and Curricula

This eight-module, executive-education certificate offers key technical employees the management strategies and relationship skills to meet present demands for technical personnel—R&D staff, IT specialists, engineers and scientists—to engage with clients and participate in corporate-strategic decisions. This non-credit executive-education program can be delivered entirely online, at Polytechnic’s Brooklyn campus, or at satellite locations on Long Island and Westchester. It can also be offered to technical staff at company headquarters, R&D facilities or anywhere in the world a technical staff is deployed.

Module: Impact Leadership

Participants will be able to:

  • identify personal career orientation, personality- driven, on-the-job behaviors and current stage of contribution;
  • leverage an individual development plan to guide continued personal development as a leader, through effective goal setting;
  • leverage confidence and influencing styles to effectively build a professional brand as a technical leader; and
  • use personalized feedback provided by an executive coach to turn feedback into change on the job.

Module: Leading Effectively in a Technical Environment

Participants will be able to:

  • understand how the environment they create for their team can have a direct impact on the bottom line;
  • use mobilizing skills to leverage effective communication;
  • use strategies for handling the impact of critical management situations on ROI;
  • leverage processes to measure, transfer and reinforce changed leadership behaviors on the job; and
  • create action plans to track the effectiveness of communicating key messages and for creating alignment.

Module: Change Management in a Technical Environment Module

Participants will be able to:

  • employ a process to assess current functional performance against strategic organizational goals to determine alignment, gaps and continuous improvement opportunities;
  • develop a change plan to target change goals, activities, resources, barriers and risk; and
  • use effective decision-making strategies to lead teams to consensus and guide discussions that support necessary change.

Module: Mentoring in a Technical Environment

Participants will be able to:

  • leverage clearly the definition of development within the framework of organizational culture and expectations;
  • use skills and techniques for supporting a healthy, interactive mentor/mentee relationship; and
  • provide behavioral feedback.

Module: Result-Oriented Leadership

Participants will be able to:

  • identify the impact of biases and assumptions on decisions about people and activities;
  • articulate clearly a vision for an employee’s area of responsibility and communicate concisely and compellingly; and
  • employ a process to determine actions to bring the vision to life in tangible ways.

Module: Leading Virtually Module

Participants will be able to:

  • apply techniques to continue developing virtual relationships through effective planning, collaboration and technology use;
  • identify how to leverage the “differences” created by distance and by cultural and functional factors to ensure collaboration.

Module: Contributing as a Strategic Leader

Participants will be able to:

  • articulate clearly functional/personal goals as they support organizational goals and daily activities;
  • identify the impact of internal and external factors on success;
  • use a process to develop a strategic plan derived from established organizational goals and direction; and
  • identify activities, resources, and developmental next steps required to achieve a strategic plan.

Module: Leading for Success in a Hypergrowth Economy

Participants will be able to:

  • explore perceptions about diverse cultures;
  • address the scope and key components of culture;
  • identify cultural filters and their impact on thoughts, behaviors and interactions;
  • explore cultural styles vs. stereotypes and judgment; and
  • manage cultural differences (techniques and application practice).

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: List of Academic Programs and Curricula