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ICT Professionals Leadership Workshop Melbourne
Increase Leadership Capability & Drive ICT Performance as a Strategic Leader
Information technology is a vital underpinning for an organisation’s success. However, with the convergence of business, consumer and communication technology, IT is now integral to core business operations.
ICT staff must be technically proficient and business savvy. They must be capable of solving complex business-systems and client-facing problems efficiently. Even the most accomplished ICT professionals will find that technical skills alone do not assure effective leadership or strategic thinking.
To be a leader and add strategic value to the organisation, ICT professionals need to complement their occupational expertise with breakthrough leadership and coherent strategic business planning skills.
Leading high-performance ICT teams to maintain organisational functionality and add strategic value to the company is no easy feat. It requires an ability to convey complex information to non-ICT executives, colleagues and clients. An ICT leader must inculcate an understanding of their contribution to business strategy. They must develop a workplace culture conducive to innovation but focused on results.
This two-day workshop will delve into strategies for driving performance. You’ll learn how to modify your communication style, engage staff and stakeholders while adding strategic value through enhanced ICT leadership.
▶ Establish trust from your team and achieve buy-in with key stakeholders
▶ Lead with authenticity and motivate your team to focus on results
▶ Foster a positive workplace culture of accountability for improved performance
▶ Understand the power of positive language and the challenging conversations leaders must have
▶ Lead change to add strategic business value
▶ Understand your personal traits to positively change your leadership performance
Speaker: Jo Stewart-Rattray
Jo has over 25 years’ experience in the IT field, some of which were spent as CIO in the Utilities and as Group CIO in the Tourism space, and with significant experience in the Information Security arena. She underpins her information technology and security background with her qualifications in education and management.
She specialises in consulting in technology issues with a particular emphasis on governance in both the commercial and operational areas of businesses. Jo provides strategic advice to organisations across a number of industry sectors including banking and finance, utilities, manufacturing, tertiary education, retail and government.
Director Technology & Security Assurance, BRM Holdich