Principles of IT leadership

    8 - 9 December 2021 | Virtual Workshop

    Workshop Overview

    Heads of IT have one of the most difficult roles in an organisation and are generally unprepared to move from their technology roles to executive level.

    Great IT leadership is essential in every business, and organisations benefit from an executive who can make the most of disruptive technology trends and motivate people within and beyond the IT department.

    This workshop will examine some of the latest techniques for developing ideas and plotting a successful technology vision. It will focus on the important leadership role that senior IT executives play within an organisation.


    The program is designed for anyone who has responsibility for managing an IT support organization, department or division, or who is being positioned to manage such a portfolio.

    • All levels of IT managerial positions
    • Future IT leaders (CIO, CTO, Head of IT, IT Managers, etc)
    • Across all industry sectors



    1. Develop IT leadership skills and build influence.
    2. Plan and deliver clear, concise communication to direct, guide and engage employees.
    3. Understand what makes an IT leader.
    4. Assess how to build and use senior-level influence effectively.
    5. Examine how IT leaders can use corporate politics to their advantage.
    6. Identify your leadership and management style and use it to best effect.
    7. Best practices for managing and coaching technology teams.
    8. Learn how to shape your leadership brand

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    Marlon Moodley
    Managing Director, B2HA ICT Advisory (Pty) Ltd
    Charles Guise-Brown
    Principal at CIO Outsourced
    IT leaders at board level — what CEOs look for
    The responsibilities of IT corporate leadership
    A process model for IT to business alignment
    Technology governance structures
    IT brand – aligning reality and perception
    How CIOs optimize time and activity
    Secrets of successful CIOs
    Leadership opportunities for IT professionals
    Building and maintaining reputation
    Developing a personal brand
    Assessing your style of leadership
    Recognizing leadership styles in others
    Influencing strategies for the different leadership styles
    Corporate politics — the inside track
    Developing successful political networks
    A model for high performing IT teams
    Understanding your team’s dynamics
    Building and motivating IT teams
    Developing staff in real time
    Organizing IT teams to maximize performance
    The process of innovation and the creative mindset
    Techniques to foster innovation
    The importance of technology in innovation
    Selecting the best innovation ideas
    Lanterns to the future — creating technology vision
    Outlining a proven process for IT strategy
    Aligning IT strategy to business priorities
    Strategic domains and objectives
    Looking for a better way — optimizing IT strategy
    Composing and communicating the plan
    Validating project business cases
    IT project management wisdom
    Effective project governance and reporting
    Project portfolio management guidelines
    Guidelines for successful change projects
    The art of communicating technology
    Presenting IT to non-technical audiences
    Creating a compelling technology message
    Handling difficult (IT) situations
    Business relationship scenarios
    Continual Service Improvement (CSI) models
    An overview of different frameworks, including ITIL, Six
    Sigma and Lean IT
    Preparing for major (technology) incidents
    Managing major incidents
    Leading in crisis — the art of communication
    The art of good commercial decisions
    Getting the most from IT partners
    Contract guidelines for successful IT
    Delivering better negotiated outcomes
    Negotiating as a team
    Event Details
    • Start Date
      December 8, 2021 9:00 am
    • End Date
      December 9, 2021 1:00 pm
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