We have developed over many years, a programme that takes IT leaders through four key leadership transitions. As technology becomes more integrated with the business, this programme is now open to all leaders who have responsibility for technology, even though they may no longer sit in a 'traditional' IT Department.  

There are four one day masterclasses with 1:1 mentoring and coaching wrapped in-between.


Programme participants will benefit from:

  • Pre- and post- programme 1:1 coaching to ensure that all participants enter the programme with clear personal objectives, and leave with a focused plan that will sustain the learning beyond the formal programme..
  • Co-Coaching from fellow participants in a powerful action learning community.
  • In-role tasks to reinforce learning and deliver early benefits in participants’ ongoing roles.
  • Expert facilitation and input from CIO Connect Advisors
  • External insight from leading CIOs in the CIO Connect network

Making strategy in a changing world

Preparing yourself for leadership

  • Knowing yourself
  • Understanding emotional and cultural intelligence
  • Difference between leadership and management

Understanding Strategy

  • Connection between the business and technology strategy
  • Strategy models
  • Selling a strategy

Joined by a strategy CIO to share experience

Exploiting the power of business & technology fusion

Understanding your business

  • What is your business culture?
  • Stakeholder management
  • Influencing styles

What does the future look like and what does it mean for your business?

  • The future of technology
  • Identification of opportunities - IT as a profit centre
  • Bringing it home to the business

Joined by an entrepreneur CIO to share experience

Agile leadership in a changing world

Personal leadership

  • Influencing the board, colleagues and peers
  • Communication strategies
  • Communication styles

Leading others

  • How CIOs and technology leaders spend their time
  • Leading your team
  • Leading across borders

Joined by a cross border CIO to share experience

Owning the future in a fast changing world

Personal development

  • Coaching your team
  • Leveraging your champion and mentor
  • Owning your own personal development plan 

Mapping the future

  • Staying on top of technology and business changes
  • Continuing to influence the business and C-Suite
  • Managing your career

Joined by the mentors to share experiences