Education Programs

The Leaders Beyond suite of university-level education programs helps IT professionals take their place at the strategic core of the organization … central to business transformation and growth. Through education, IT professionals will become IT leaders armed with critical business skills and expertise, along with the ability to understand, interpret and respond to today’s business challenges.
Programs and curricula are available to meet the needs of individuals and organizations, and custom-designed programs address unique challenges or key business objectives
Emerging IT Leader Program
Helps IT managers accelerate career success while avoiding common pitfalls and mis-steps
What does it take to become a true IT leader, contributing to successful business outcomes? This intensive 4 or 5-day program is delivered by an outstanding faculty of real-world executives and IT leaders. They share concepts and techniques critical to career advancement, and avoiding common pitfalls and mis-steps … insights the instructors wish they had learned early in their own careers! Gain the benefits of their experience to help you think and act like an IT leader, so you can take the next critical step in your career.
 
Advanced IT Leader/CIO Preparation Program
Prepares senior IT managers and directors for a move to the next level of leadership

In a time of fast-paced, continual, and disruptive change, the expectations of IT leadership have never been greater, their challenges never more complex. Using the Leaders Beyond “Mentor-Based Learning” approach, Senior IT leaders will learn to elevate their capabilities and advance their careers, whether in IT or elsewhere in the organization. The program goal is to transform a senior IT leader into a strategic and innovative senior executive who is able to execute well and get things done: a strong team builder and team player who is effective and impactful in adding value to the business.

Build Your Transformation Strategy Road Map
A powerful vehicle to harness brand value, drive communication, build consensus and manage change
What does it take to create a pragmatic and effective transformation roadmap for your organization? This 1-day in-house hands-on workshop is delivered by experienced transformation leader Karen Ryan who will teach the concepts and techniques vital to creating a practical transformational program.
 
STEP UP!
How change leaders strategize, influence and succeed in the world of internal politics
STEP UP!™ is a facilitated learning board game for organizations faced with fast-paced change and disruption. It is delivered as a 1-day in-house hands-on workshop by highly-acclaimed Leaders Beyond faculty member Edmond Mellina, who is well known to graduates of both our Advanced IT Leader and Emerging IT Leader programs. Edmond is president and co-founder of ORCHANGO and is internationally recognized for his expertise in nimble change management in the age of digital disruption.
 
Breakthrough Alignment for Business and IT Teams
How to make alignment work and mitigate project delivery risk
Despite an unprecedented investment of time and money in project methodology, tools and process over recent years, organizations continue to face an unacceptable rate of strategic project failure. Why is this? Studies show that the reason most projects fail is because of misalignment between three main organization elements which are essential to successful project execution:
Organization Strategy, Business Sponsors and IT Project Management
More work on methodology and tools won’t help – improvement begins by understanding the root cause of failure and eliminating it. This program will provide its participants with the knowledge and resources necessary to dramatically improve project execution through breakthrough business and IT alignment.