Gemini Project & Leadership Offerings
The Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is committed to developing future technology management leaders, not only through our TLI masters degree program but through undergraduate and graduate programming for the College of Science & Engineering. To meet the needs of these broader student groups in the College of Science & Engineering, TLI has developed two core programs: The Gemini Project and MOT 4001: Leadership, Professionalism & Business Basics for Science and Engineering Majors.
The Gemini Leadership Project series of workshops is developed by the Technological Leadership Institute and made possible by the generous Gemini Endowment to the University of Minnesota – College of Science and Engineering (CSE). The goal of this series of workshops is to provide CSE students with the transferable skills necessary to become the next generation of technology and innovation leaders.
MOT 4001: Leadership, Professionalism and Business Basics for Science and Engineering Majors
MOT 4001 provides science and engineering students with a working knowledge of the broader business context in which science and technology ideas are translated into solutions that address market needs and generate economic value.
This two-unit course aims to broaden students’ business knowledge and personal leadership abilities, enabling technical professionals to increase their business impact and career success. The three modules of the course will build practical knowledge and skills in (1) personal leadership, professionalism, teamwork, and effective communication, (2) business fundamentals, and (3) the process of innovation (i.e., transforming technical ideas into value creating solutions). Course content and the experiential learning approach are designed to reflect the “real world” requirements and challenges engineers and scientists need to master in order to thrive in collaborative, project team environments.