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Leadership in Tech: Forging Strong Leaders in Technical Fields

What if your tech-focused managers and team leads could lead more effectively? The Leadership in Tech: Forging Strong Leaders in Technical Fields Program from the award-winning Center for Leadership is designed to help technical leaders maximize their impact by using proven processes and techniques for:

  • Building better interpersonal relationships,
  • Thriving in a world of cross-team collaborations,
  • Skillfully pitching and championing their game-changing ideas,
  • Amplifying their strategic influence within the organization, and
  • Leading with the transformative power of proven coaching methodologies.

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Program Information

Program Dates 
Spring 2025

Class Times
Day 1: 1:30pm to 7:00pm ET
Day 2: 8:00am to 5:00pm ET
Day 3: 12:00pm to 5:00pm ET

FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami, FL
Instructor-led Live Online via Zoom

For out-of-town participants, preferred hotel rates are available at local hotels. Contact us for more details.

Program Fee
$2,495 - including program tuition, materials, one executive coaching session, and some meals.     
$2,245 - early registration rate available 
Multi-registrations, nonprofits, government agencies, and FIU employees and alumni, contact us for pricing. 

View our registration and refund policy.

Who should attend?

This program is designed for individuals in technical fields (engineering, technology, and science), who lead in formal managerial positions or informally as project or team leads. Well-qualified participants will have 2-10 years of management experience. Job titles may include technical lead, IT project manager, web manager, or systems administrator.

Not sure if this program is the right fit for you or want more information before applying? Contact a member of our team or view our other program options for individual contributors, managers, and established executives.

Why attend?

Our leadership development programs and workshops continue to gain recognition around the world. Since 2014, we have garnered thirteen different accolades from HR.com, Chief Learning Officer (CLO), and University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)… including six #1 rankings! Read more about our rankings and awards.

  • Benefits for the individual
    • Build a strong understanding and awareness of self and understand how self-knowledge strengthens leadership capabilities.
    • Strengthen skills to generate effective communication, drive optimal performance, and ensure successful conversations.
    • Learn to direct energy and manage time to drive best possible outcomes for self, teams, and organizations.
    • Improve buy-in from key stakeholders to address strategic initiatives/goals.
  • Benefits for the organization
    • Build organizational capacity for tech-focused managers to assume greater responsibilities.
    • Develop individuals to strengthen internal talent development and drive succession plan initiatives.
    • Identify organizational leaders capable of building leadership capacity and engaging those they lead.
    • Increase internal productivity and effectiveness.
  • Continuing Education


    The Center for Leadership is a recognized provider of both Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and SHRM, offering Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. Participants of this program will be eligible to receive CEUs and SHRM-PDCs with participating professional organizations.

Topics and Schedule

The following topics and schedule are subject to change.

  • Day 1: 1:30pm – 7:00pm ET (in-person at FIU MMC)
    • Welcome and Program Introduction
    • The power of interpersonal dynamics: unlock the power of interpersonal dynamics and take your leadership to new heights
    • The real work of leading into the future: learn the essential skills and insights needed to navigate the challenges of tomorrow
    • Opening reception
  • Day 2: 8:00am – 5:00pm ET (in-person at FIU MMC)
    • Values in leadership: clearly define the role of personal values in leadership to better understand your decision-making process
    • Mastering team decision-making: delve into the art of leading teams and uncover the dominant thinking styles of you and your team
    • Manage your energy; manage your time: learn practical suggestions to spot and minimize time intrusions, achieve greater productivity, and make appropriate delegation decisions
    • Leading virtual teams: unpack six key insights to help you lead and work more effectively across formats and physical locations
  • Communication and Coaching Feedback Session (virtual)

    In this program, participants will have the chance to utilize an AI-integrated feedback tool to receive real-time, objective, and impartial feedback on their communication and coaching skills. Participants will schedule two meetings with a direct report through the platform, where they will receive AI-generated recommendations for improving their communication and coaching skills. Each participant will also engage in one, 30-minute meeting with an experienced coach to review the feedback provided. These sessions will take place between the February and March program dates.

  • Day 3: 12:00pm – 5:00pm ET (virtual via Zoom)
    • Coaching others: learn to provide tactful, well-timed, and appropriate developmental feedback to your team and colleagues
    • Communicating your influence: amplify your strategic influence by learning proven methods to communicate across all organizational levels
    • Program Closing



Nathan Hiller, Ph.D

Mayra Beers, Ph.D.

Mayra Beers, Ph.D.


Stav Fainshmidt, Ph.D.


Ravi Gajendran, Ph.D.


Niloofar Ghods, Ph.D.


Saif Ishoof


Carol Lempert


Ebony Smith


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"The program was enriching and transformative, with engaging sessions, that encouraged active participitation. Its immediate applicability led to tangible improvements in my leadership approach and enabled valuable insights to be shared with colleagues. Overall, it exceeded my expectations, providing invaluable skills and insights that significantly impacted my professional journey. I highly reccomend it to anyone seeking to enhance their tech leadership skills."


Nicholas Bacon, Pharm.D., MSHI, BCOP, BCPS
Oncology Informatics Sub-Specialist 
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

“I was amazed by how much I gained from the Leadership in Tech program from the Center for Leadership at FIU. It added invaluable tools to my leadership toolkit, enhancing my coaching style, feedback delivery, and group problem-solving techniques. The strategies for managing time and energy to maintain healthy work boundaries were especially beneficial. These lessons will continue to benefit me in my current role and beyond.”


Ananda Ellis
Marine Monitoring Supervisor for Mission: Iconic Reefs 
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary 
NOAA Office of Marine Sanctuaries 

"The Leadership in Tech Program truly changed how I lead, by seamlessly integrating expert insights with practical strategies. The hands-on techniques learned have directly impacted my team's performance, equipping me with indispensable skills and tools essential for any leader striving to make a lasting impact."


Daniel D. Perez
IT Design and Engineering Manager
Miami-Dade County

“This program equips leaders with a robust toolkit tailored for navigating the complexities of leading cross-functional technical teams. Through immersive learning experiences, professionals from diverse industries come together to exchange ideas, honing their skills and fostering a supportive community dedicated to continuous growth and innovation.“


Rene De Posada 
Engineering Manager
Skyline Communications 

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