Our flagship 5-day programme covers technology leadership skills and gives the inside track on what makes a top technology leader.Topics include personal leadership and branding, leading technology teams, building influence, technology innovation, IT to business alignment, top-level leadership, and more.
Excellent IT Leadership is first and foremost a practical and interactive course. It combines our own experience with that of over 1,000 clients and delegates and has identified the most valuable lessons on the road to delivering exceptional IT leadership. Delegate feedback has allowed us to tune the course profile to deliver a careful blend of models and guidelines, supported with carefully designed, enjoyable and interactive role plays, case studies and team exercises.
As part of our quest to improve the quality of our courses and the value delegates receive, we are now certifying course completion at two levels. Silver medals and a certificate are awarded to delegates who have successfully completed the full course.
Gold medal certification is available for delegates who in addition have also completed the five nominated course assignments. Each assignment typically takes one hour to complete and is independently assessed by nominated, independent IT management specialists.
The course starts with introductions and confirmation of delegate objectives.
Daniel Goleman’s model of emotional intelligence emphasises personal leadership — our ability to understand ourselves and achieve our best.
Our “world class IT” model has been 5 years in the making, and identifies three stages in the development of top performing IT teams:
Day 2 uses two leadership models to help IT managers identify their leadership and management style and use it to best effect.The first model looks at how we make decisions and assimilate information, and is a highly effective tool for improving team effectiveness and building influence.The second model looks at
leadership archetypes and gives additional insight into our motivations and applies it to improve effectiveness when working with other managers.
IT is at the heart of all business and has a key role to
play in many of the key corporate and political decisions. Using the work from day 2, we look at how to build
strong business relationships in the business and
increase our circle of influence.
We review the effect of corporate politics on IT success, using guidelines from Dr Robina Chatham’s book, “Corporate Politics for IT Managers.” Delegates learn specific techniques to raise their profile and personal brand.
IT leaders need to be at the forefront of technical innovation. Day 4 takes delegates through the technology innovation process, with techniques for fostering creativity, developing ideas and plotting technology vision.
This module focuses on corporate leadership and the high level role of senior IT executives. It is based on research and interviews with CIOs and technology leaders from around the world.
Our IT to business alignment model is a proven process for delivering business results and enhancing the perception of IT.
Face-to-face classroom training
Excellent IT Leadership
5-day intensive management course
$7,200 + gst
As part of our quest to improve the quality of our courses and the value delegates receive, we are now certifying course completion at two levels. Silver medal certification is awarded to delegates who have successfully completed the full course.
Gold medal certification is available for delegates who have in addition completed the five nominated course assignments. Each assignment typically takes one hour to complete and is independently assessed by nominated, independent IT management specialists.