LINK TO LEADERSHIP

Think IT’s Link to Leadership Development Program is an exclusive invite-only training program designed and led by senior IT leaders within the Twin Cities, including Directors, VP’s and CIO’s.

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Think IT’s Link to Leadership Development Program is an exclusive invite-only training program designed and led by senior IT leaders within the Twin Cities, including Directors, VP’s and CIO’s.

The program is specifically designed for IT professionals with career goals in IT leadership and offers 6 classes that are led twice a year by senior members of Think IT. Once an individual has successfully completed each of the 6 courses they will receive a Think IT Link to Leadership Certificate.

The purpose of Link to Leadership is to aid IT professionals in developing their soft skills, while giving them the opportunity to learn from some of the most senior IT leaders in the Twin Cities. Mastering the concepts discussed in each of the 6 courses will allow participants to perform more effectively in their current roles and, in turn, make them more qualified for leadership positions.

The fee for participating as a student is $1,500. Net proceeds from the program are donated to Genesys Works-Twin Cities. 

 Module TitleFaculty LeadObjective
Module 1 Know Thyself Richard Walker, CEO at York Solutions Understand how to leverage your natural personality as a leader. Understand other styles and how to interact with them.
Module 2 Culture and Influence John Bandy, CIO at Data Recognition Corporation Provide tools to help identify the type of organization you are in. Assess the culture and organizational norms of a company.
Module 3 Business Communication Andy Bingenheimer, Group Development Manager at US Bank Understand business communication – why it is critical for IT – and discuss effective communication practices.
Module 4 Fundamentals of Coaching Dan Gowens, Senior Director of IT Shared Services at Prime Therapeutics Provide tools to approach coaching situations with confidence.
Module 5 Leadership and Management Styles Silvia Hinton, VP Program Development - B2E at York Solutions Understand your management style and how to use it. Learn the difference between management and leadership.
Module 6 Your Leadership Journey Mike Musto, Senior Vice President - Chief Security Officer at Merrill Corporation Presentation of project demonstrating applicability of the Link to Leadership competencies, which is required for certification.
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