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Unlock Your
Leadership Potential

Empowering IT Professionals to Lead the Way

Our programs are designed to equip IT professionals with the critical business skills and expertise needed to understand, interpret, and respond to today’s complex business challenges. With our help, you can become an integral part of business transformation and growth.

Programs and Curricula Tailored to Your Needs

Our programs and curricula are available to meet the needs of individuals and organizations alike. We also offer custom-designed programs that address unique challenges and key business objectives.

The Transformative
IT Leader Program

Designed for technology leaders seeking to improve management skills or who report to CIOs, Executive IT Leaders, Directors, or Division IT Leaders. 

Over the course of the program, our team of skilled and experienced mentors will engage you in a powerful and topical online learning program. Designed to be rich in relevant content, using fresh and interactive learning methods, the program also features valuable personal networking and peer-to-peer learning for which Leaders Beyond is known.

Ready to think and act like a business leader? Register for The Transformative IT Leader Program to equip yourself with a focused toolkit for success. April 17 – May 10, 2024 For BCNET members.


The Executive
IT Leader Program

Designed for new executives seeking to expand their knowledge and understanding of the “business side of the house” or are CIOs, Executive IT Leaders, Directors, or Division IT Leaders.

In the Executive IT Leader Program, you will explore the executive perspective and improve your knowledge of enterprise strategy and compliance, enterprise risk management, and digital transformation and modernization, all with a lens to improve business outcomes. At the core of any organization is its people, and you will build a greater understanding of organizational design and leading change in the digital age.

Ready to think and act like an Executive Business Leader? Register for BCNET courses May 15 – June 7, 2024. 

Our Faculty

The Leaders Beyond faculty includes business executives, educators, CIOs, consultants, and strategists from multiple industries. With decades of leadership training experience, they use a proven curriculum that emphasizes teacher/student mentorship and case study analysis.

  • Dr. Gerald Patnode

    Program Director, Leaders Beyond™ Principal and CEO, G.R. Patnode Company
  • Dr. Jennifer Card, Psy.D, MSc., PCC

    C-entre Co-Founder, Organizational Psychologist and Executive Coach
  • Edmond Mellina

    President, ORCHANGO; former CIO, Delta Hotels
  • Dr. James L. Norrie, DPM, LL.M

    Professor of Strategy & Cybersecurity, former Founding Dean of the Graham School of Business, York College Pennsylvania; Managing Partner, e-Venture Consulting, Inc.; CEO and Founder, cyberconIQ Inc.
  • Cindy Seibel

    Former CIO, Energy Resources and Conservation Board, Alberta

From our Alumni

  • 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 immediate impact on business results have produced significant positive changes in the way my team operates.

    EVP Technology and Operations, eHealth Ontario
  • 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
  • I recommend it to anyone who is relatively new to their CIO role or as a refresher for those who have been a CIO for a while. The program blends the right amount of theory with very practical tools and best practices. The instructors are top-notch and are all knowledgeable practitioners. I wish I had taken this program 5 years ago when I started my current CIO job.

    Chief Information Officer, Assistant Deputy Minister – Information and Communications Technology, Government of Yukon
  • Anyone who wishes to become a CIO should take this course. The added bonus is the business relationships that are developed with fellow classmates who all bring their own experience to the course. As a CIO, I found I benefitted from this course and highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to combine IT and business into a successful career path.

    CIO, AGS Group
  • The IT Executive Leader Program is life-changing and thought-provoking which goes well beyond sharing mere academic and professional knowledge to allow heart-to-heart learning through a non-nonsensical approach of the real difficulties of the CIO’s trade. It would have taken the best of us many years and good luck to achieve the same results.

    Education Officer, Government of Ontario
  • This business-driven program provided outstanding content, practical tools for both IT and non-IT executives, as well as an instant network of IT executives with which to exchange challenges, solutions, and best practices. I would strongly encourage both aspiring IT executives and business leaders with a need to understand and create shared impact and value with their peers to learn from this highly effective program.

    Chief Operating Officer (Retired) LoyaltyOne Inc.
  • The IT Leader Program addresses one of the biggest hurdles most new managers face. We often hear sound business philosophies from an academic/theoretical perspective but lack the tools to implement them successfully. This course has filled in those gaps and helped me identify some key concepts, which will help me succeed in my role and will be instrumental in moving my career forward.

    City of Toronto
  • I really enjoyed the Emerging IT Leader Program because of all the great course content and the great faculty in this program. What I liked most were the real-world experiences that the faculty shared with us. All these great people showed me what a true IT leader should be and how they react to real-world problems.

    Technical Lead, Application Operations Treasury and Risk Management Technology Team, CIBC