Transforming leaders, organizations, and
communities to compete in the global economy.

The Center provides unique leadership development opportunities in conjunction with Virginia Tech faculty and Center Fellows.

Organizations benefit from knowledge gained in the classrooms and labs at one of the nation's top research universities.

The Center supports communities through leadership development and university-community engagement programs.

ESMS Institute School Leaders Institute Engagement Academy

Other Programs:

Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement

Gateway Center
902 Prices Fork Road,
Suite 120
Virginia Tech (0265)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-9497
Email: sshort@vt.edu


Virginia Tech established the Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA) in 1994 to foster workforce best practices and innovation across professions and sectors—private, university, government, and nonprofit.