Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership senior fellow Adam Tiouririne guest lectured on Friday April 20, 2018 at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, also known as Columbia Engineering.
The students Adam spoke to are not typical Columbia graduate engineering students; they are members of an invitation-only intensive leadership program for the top one percent of the first-year graduate student body, known as Professional Development & Leadership (PDL) Fellows. In Adam’s half day session with the PDL Fellows he lectured on leadership communication strategy, including the effectiveness of framing and the physical aspects of presentation performance. He also worked with the students in crafting individual leadership communication strategies, which many said they plan on using in upcoming interviews for summer internships and long-term employment opportunities.
The PDL program’s objective is to build the engineering leaders of today and tomorrow, by equipping its students with the skills and tools necessary to maximize performance. The program’s curriculum was developed in part by Logos Consulting Group president Helio Fred Garcia, who teaches elective courses on ethics and leadership in crisis open to all graduate engineering students. He also teaches half-day intensive workshops to the PDL Fellows on the power of communication as a leadership discipline.