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.
Understand how to leverage your natural personality as a leader. Understand other styles and how to interact with them.
Culture & 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.
Andy Bingenheimer, Group Development Manager at US Bank
Understand business communication – why it is critical for IT – and discuss effective communication practices.
Fundamentals of Coaching
Dan Gowens, Senior Director of IT Shared Services at Prime Therapeutics
Provide tools to approach coaching situations with confidence.
Leadership & Management Styles
Scott Redpath, Global IT Director – SAP Solution Delivery & Support Operations at Medtronic
Understand your management style and how to use it. Learn the difference between management and leadership.
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.
READY TO DEVELOP YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS?
“What I really like about Link to Leadership is that it’s an open forum; it’s a free format. Link to Leadership connects you with a mentor like a VP or a CIO or an accomplished senior leader, and that makes a huge difference.”
Rupa Joshi Senior IT Manager – Software Development | Express Scripts