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

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March 31, 2020
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Dear Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Friends of TLI:

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. Our programs and the skills they teach are needed and more relevant now than ever before.

While the delivery of our programs has moved to alternative formats for the safety of our TLI community in these challenging times, the content, quality of our programs and commitment of our instructors remain unchanged. Our students, faculty, staff and the greater University of Minnesota community have displayed amazing leadership, resilience and commitment by rapidly adapting to change and demonstrating what is possible when we work together. We will all emerge stronger and ready to continue solving the world’s ongoing challenges.

In the meantime, we will continue to adapt to the situation as long as needed, always placing our students’ needs at the center of our endeavors. We encourage all students to work directly with their instructors on all course-related questions and concerns. The TLI staff is also here to assist. To stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 developments and the University of Minnesota’s response, please visit the U of M’s Safe Campus website

Until we can gather in person once again, stay safe and stay healthy.

Douglas Ernie, Ph.D.
Interim Director at TLI

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Douglas Ernie, Ph.D.

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