WHAT WE DO
An Invite-Only Training Program for IT Leaders
The Link to Leadership Program is specifically designed for IT professionals with career goals in IT leadership and offers six classes that are led twice a year by senior members of Think IT. Once an individual has successfully completed each of the six 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 within Think IT. Mastering the concepts discussed in each of the six 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.
Link to Leadership Modules
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.
Building High Performing Teams
Kelley Gurley Ph.D, Global Head of Data Digital Technology Portfolio and Demand Management
Understand how strategic hiring and creating a high functioning workforce plays into organizational culture.
Leadership and Management Styles
Jessica Farnum, Sr Director of Operations at Optum | Tracy Smith, Sr. Director Data & Analytics at Be The Match
Understand your management style and how to use it. Learn the difference between management and leadership.
Fundamentals of Coaching
Tiffany Lauria, VP of Execution and Value Delivery at BCBS | Sarah Engstrom, CISO & VP IT Security, Productivity & Privacy at CHS
Provide tools to approach coaching situations with confidence.
Trevor Farnum, CTO at Data Recognition Corporation
Understand business communication – why it is critical for IT – and discuss effective communication practices.
Your Leadership Journey
Mike Musto, Chief Information Security Officer, Manufacturing at 3M
Presentation of project demonstrating applicability of the Link to Leadership competencies, which is required for certification.
WHO WE ARE
Link to Leadership Faculty
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