2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (without addenda) 
    
    Aug 23, 2019  
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (without addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Technical Leadership Graduate Certificate


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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 NYU-Poly’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).

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