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Modules in the Development Program
Organizational Leadership and Management – METRIX Associates
This module will provide critical insight into making sense of the global, changing world. Program topics to be discussed include: framing strategy (competitive strategy, Blue Ocean, 5 Forces); growing globally (challenges, opportunities); executive strategy (aligning the organization, inspiring individuals); mergers, acquisitions, alliances; organizational design; understanding personal strengths and how to build better and more effective relationships; cultural, gender, generational diversity (understanding and working effectively with it); building teams (particularly multicultural global teams); fostering a performance-driven culture (setting expectations, accountabilities, motivation, giving feedback, coaching, managing conflicts); managing stakeholders (influencing, networking); encouraging innovation; and managing change.

NanoBioscience – College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
This module will focus on the application of nanoscience concepts and principles to the study of biological and biomedical structures and systems. Program topics to be discussed include: nanomedicine (nanotoxicology, environmental and public health); micro/nano-electro-mechnical systems (MEMS/NEMS); device development (cell, tissue, molecular integration with micro/nanofabricated structures); fabrication of high performance optoelectronics (intensified digital imagers, fiber optic systems, biomedical imaging systems, holography); and genomics.

NanoElectronics – College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
This module will provide critical insight into understanding interconnect integration and reliability of back end of the line for integrated circuit chips and other electronic devices. Program topics to be discussed include: molecular electronics; role of micro/nanostructure in controlling properties for manufacturing; process control and yield control (problems, time-dependent fail mechanisms, methodologies); and fabrication of semiconductors.

NanoEnergy
– College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
This module will focus on the application of nanoscience principles to practical ends, such as the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and functional structures, for advanced clean energy technologies. Program topics to be discussed include: advanced photovoltaics (amorphous silicon and polycrystalline silicon solar cells, CIGS thin film solar cells, organic solar cells); energy storage devices (fuel cells, advanced batteries, electrochemical double layer capacitors); energy efficiency (sustainability, zero energy technologies, strategies); and smart grid applications (automated meter information, demand response, grid reliability, integration of distributed generation and storage, home/building area networks).

Strategic Financial Management
– School of Business, University at Albany
This module will provide critical insight into the fundamentals of finance and an in-depth perspective of the flow and management of financial resources. Program topics to be discussed include: role of finance; management accounting (budgeting, performance management); financial accounting (P&L, balance sheets, income statements, cash flow, ratio analyses, performance metrics); investment opportunities and decision making; capital markets; and risk management.

Operational Excellence Management
– METRIX Associates
This module will focus on appraising go-to-market programs and designing integrated, strategic marketing plans for nanotechnology related products and solutions.

Strategic Thinking
– METRIX ASSOCIATES
This module will focus on appraising go-to-market programs and designing integrated, strategic marketing plans. Program topics to be discussed include: customer value creation (sustaining and securing the customer value created); new product development (customer input, generating ideas, market definition); product design and positioning; managing the product life cycle (pre-market testing, forecasting, launch marketing); and state-of-the-art marketing methods (“listening in", virtual customer, information acceleration, trust-based marketing).