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The Catalyst Between IT and Business

Empowering IT professionals to lead the way

As we move towards an increasingly digital world, the role of IT professionals has become more critical than ever before. At the forefront of driving technological innovation, IT professionals are uniquely positioned to lead the way and guide their organizations toward success. We teach IT professionals to be effective leaders in their fields.

Through access to cutting-edge tools and resources, comprehensive training programs, and opportunities for professional development, we aim to equip our IT professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in their roles and make a meaningful impact within their organizations.

By investing in our IT professionals and supporting them in their career growth, we’re not only helping to build stronger, more resilient organizations and communities but also strengthening the overall technology sector. 

Our proven track record of success

Leaders Beyond has built an exceptional track record of success. More than 1400 students from
80 organizations have been prepared for more senior positions in business enterprises and the public sector.
The success of our unique, proven approach to the transformation of IT professionals into
business leaders are based on several key factors:

  • Proven education approach featuring a high degree of teacher/student mentorship and extensive use of case studies
  • The curriculum has evolved over a decade of leadership training experience
  • Highly-accomplished faculty of instructors with extensive real-world business experience

Case study analysis and real-world problem-solving help students gain the skills and knowledge
to contribute to immediate, measurable business outcomes. On a more personal level, students
learn through mentorship by our experienced faculty. This kind of focused feedback helps
students apply learned skills to their own personal and business challenges.

From our Alumni

The training I had through the IT Leader Program helped me to get where I am today. It was probably the most engaging and fruitful training that I have taken. I would highly recommend it to all IT professionals who want to be a leader.

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Their unique blend of practical mentor-led education and their focus on the skills and knowledge needed to make immediate impact on business results, have produced significant positive changes in the way my team operates.

eHealth Ontario

This program can transform you. I will think outside of the IT norms and, I will be more confident in my non-technical skills. It was a demanding yet great learning experience.


The Executive IT Leader Program is an excellent opportunity to learn from well-established, senior IT leaders whose insight, knowledge, and experience really help put today’s IT challenges in perspective. Each session delivered valuable material that I was able to bring back and put into practice right away.

TransCanada Pipeline

I can’t recommend it highly enough. The program goes a long way in helping to transform high-potential techies into trusted advisors and business leaders. Having business-savvy IT staff is a critical success factor.

CIO, Ministry of Finance, Province of British Columbia

The Leaders Beyond programs have provided tremendous learning and insights for this group to enable that jump. Their unique blend of practical mentor-led education and their focus on the skills and knowledge needed to make an immediate impact on business results have produced significant positive changes in the way my team operates.

EVP Technology and Operations, eHealth Ontario

    About the founder

    Barry Clavir


    Barry brings over forty years of senior strategy experience to Leaders Beyond. His contributions, including conferences, seminars, training initiatives, and research undertakings have been instrumental in paving the way for executive-level business education for IT leaders and CIOs.

    He has collaborated closely with numerous private and public sector entities to improve the operative abilities and strategic competencies of their senior executives and processes.

    He has held key positions of responsibility such as membership on the Board of Governors for the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), the Board of Governors of i-Canada Alliance, and board membership of The Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA).

    He also founded the Young Navigators®, a non-profit organization aimed at guiding young adults to seek career opportunities in the information technology industry.

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