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Course Schedule
Classroom Sessions:
Date Venue Fees
21 Oct - 01 Nov 2024 Prague - Czech Republic $15,000
18 - 29 Nov 2024 London - UK $15,000
Course Description


This training course is designed to provide IT leaders and professionals with a set of transformational tools and techniques to help them maximise their own and their team’s creative potential. The starting-point for this 10-day training course is self-discovery; participants will work on the inside first and then focus outwards onto the world of business.

The initial focus of the training course will be:

  • Preparation to move out of your comfort zone and experiment with new ways of creating and communicating an inspiring leadership vision
  • To define IT strategy and set out techniques for leading an agile IT organisation that is customer-centric, makes good strategic management and technical decisions and leverages IT resources effectively
  • The emphasis on the strategic importance of information services to the enterprise and their contribution as a critical partner in meeting business goals
  • Identifying opportunities for new kinds of thinking and learning to challenge the givens without breaking the bonds
  • How to improve your negotiation skills and overcome departmental and organisational obstacles to success


This training course is split into two modules:

MODULE I - Leading Creatively

MODULE II - Strategic IT Leadership

Each module is structured and can be taken as a stand-alone training course; however, delegates will maximise their benefits by taking Module 1 and 2 back-to-back as a 2-week training course.


By the end of this training course, you will be able to:

  • Set out their personal leadership brand
  • Demonstrate innovative methods for harnessing others’ creative potential
  • Articulate a vision using multiple sensory representations
  • Communicate their vision in refreshing and engaging ways
  • Identify critical components of a strategically-aligned IT department
  • Apply value and performance measurement techniques
  • Develop meaningful recruitment and retention policies
  • Evaluate technology solutions, vendor selection and outsourcing

Training Methodology

This training course will not rely on a series of lectures to tell you what you should be doing. Instead it uses a range of approaches to learning, including experiential group activities, individual visioning exercises and syndicate discussions, to allow you to see and feel for yourself the power of the creative mind. Formal inputs are used to introduce a limited amount of underpinning theory. A key part of the learning process is sharing the differing experiences participants bring, as well as experimenting with novel – and sometimes challenging – techniques.

Organisational Impact

  • Leaders at all levels who can develop and communicate a shared vision are better able to engage and motivate their teams and can focus on longer-term organisational and customer needs
  • IT professionals who can align IT and corporate strategy are better able to demonstrate the return on investment of their function
  • Delegates develop and implement visionary, innovative and effective IT strategies that support the corporate vision and contribute demonstrably to its success
  • Focus on long-term organisational and customer needs
  • Increased effectiveness against personal KPI’s through more effective use of team

Personal Impact

  • Participants will be challenged to explore and articulate a personal vision of the future based on aligned and coherent values within and beyond the boundaries of their professional sphere
  • Clear sense of personal and professional vision of the future
  • Aligned and coherent personal values
  • Stronger personal self-confidence levels
  • Opportunities for networking and sharing ideas will provide a further catalyst to personal growth


  • IT Professionals from both technical and management backgrounds, including those who oversee IT operations, networks/systems and IT projects
  • Technical professionals who have been – or are about to be – promoted to an IT management position, and experienced managers who are new to the technical environment
  • All Professionals wanting to forge innovative approaches to their profession: managers searching for breakthrough ideas and tools they can use to harness the creativity in others within their organisation
  • Senior Management Professionals
  • Team Leaders
Course Outline
Module 1: Leading Creatively


Unlocking Creative Solutions

  • The Art and Science of Creative Leadership and Key Principles
  • Creative Leadership Reality Assessment and Unlocking Creativity
  • Bridging Leadership and Management for Fostering a Creative Environment.
  • Decoding Our Brain's Creativity: Our Brain Function
  • Myths of Creativity and challenge the traditional Limitations of the Rational.
  • Embracing Divergence and Divergent Approaches to Problem-solving and Letting Go of Logic
  • Thinking Modes: Convergent and Divergent Modes: The Einstein Model


Breaking Through Creative Barriers

  • Navigating the Sigmoid Curve and - Lifecycle Model
  • Continuous Improvement and Breakthrough Step Change Concept.
  • Self-reflection and Alignment and Personal Goal Alignment/
  • Innovation and Adaption and Personal Preferences for Creating Meaning
  • Using the Nudge Principle and Understanding Attitudes to Risk.
  • Balancing Brainpower: Left- and Right-brain Thinking, encouraging a holistic approach to creative problem-solving.
  • Modern Case Studies of Creativity: Uber, Apple and Instagram.


Crafting a Vision with Creativity Thinking

  • Diverse Thinking for Innovative Solutions – an Introduction
  • The Six Thinking Hats methodology for Diverse Thinking Styles,
  • Understanding and Communication JoHari's Window
  • The Business Planning Process & Creating a Vision: Selling your Ideas.
  • Team Dynamics and Culture Participants and Harnessing the Power of the Team
  • Organisational Culture on Innovation: Implementing Change
  • Letting Go of the Ego and Working with Different Creative Preferences.


Communicating Vision with Innovation and Promoting Your Ideas

  • The Creative Process Unveiled and The 7 Step Creative Process,
  • Presenting Ideas with Minto Model: A Roadmap from Inspiration to Implementation.
  • Effective Communication and Presentation Techniques Models
  • Inspiring Change Sessions on Viral Visioning, Authenticity and Trust, and Creativity Tools, Techniques and Strategy.
  • Leadership Reimagined: on Letting Go of the Vision and Leading without Directing, challenging conventional leadership paradigms.


Implementing Creative Change

  • Driving Motivation and Overcoming Barriers: Beyond the Hierarchy of Needs
  • Overcoming Organisational Barriers to Creativity and Change.
  • Fostering a Culture of Innovation by Nurturing a Learning Environment
  • Building Consensus and Engagement Through Personality Profiling and Building a Creative Consensus
  • Leading Through Transformation and Engaging Stakeholders Creatively
  • Influencing and Motivating: Through Persuasion Science.
Module 2: Strategic IT Leadership


Leading and Managing the IT Department

  • Understand the challenges of the IT manager
  • How to value IT services
  • Communicate IT value to upper management, peers and end-users
  • Understand the responsibilities of the IT team leader

Managing Technology

  • Understand the Strategy for Managing Existing Technology
  • Know when to develop and adopt New Technologies
  • Be aware of how to manage assets effectively



Using Influence

  • Understand the different types of influential power
  • Be aware of the various influence strategies
  • Select the most effective influence strategy for the situation
  • Understanding negotiations, tactics and techniques
  • Use influence effectively to thrive as an IT manager

Strategic Decision Making

  • Apply strategic decision making
  • Recognizing strategic decisions and initiatives
  • Apply strategic decision making to vendor selection
  • Understand when to outsource



Developing the IT Strategic Plan and Budget

  • Using the mission as an IT driver
  • Defining the customer profile
  • understanding the partnership model
  • Creating a strategic plan
  • Planning and budgeting issues

Managing IT Quality

  • Understanding the importance of managing by process
  • Understand the definitions of quality
  • Applying maturity models
  • Using process management
  • Applying international standards



Building the IT Management Team

  • Evaluating IT performance and metrics
  • Understanding delegation and motivation
  • Team building
  • Managing the management team and stakeholders

IT Project Management

  • The Importance of Project Management
  • Defining Project Manager talents and skills
  • Understanding the principles of Project Management


DAY 10

IT Performance Metrics

  • Developing a measurement strategy
  • Creating a “Best Practices” based organization
  • Deploy metrics
  • Managing by facts and results
  • Integrate metrics into the strategic plan

Common Pitfalls and Lessons Learned

  • Balancing technical and corporate requirements
  • Balancing tactical and strategic decisions
  • Evaluating new and existing technologies
  • Balancing management styles and culture


  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance
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