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Creative Strategic IT Leadership

Overview:

Introduction:

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

Conference Objectives:

At the end of this conference the participants will be able to:

  • Set out their 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

Targeted Audience:

  • IT Team Leaders
  • IT Managers
  • IT Professionals from both Technical and Management Backgrounds
  • IT Operations Staff,
  • Networks/Systems and IT Projects staff
  • Technical Professionals

Conference Outlines:

Unit 1: Creative Problem-Solving:

  • Leadership Reality Assessment
  • Leadership VS Management
  • Understanding Our Brain Function
  • Myths of Creativity
  • The limitations of the rational
  • Divergent approaches to problem-solving
  • Letting go of logic
  • Analogous thinking modes
  • Convergent and divergent modes

Unit 2: Overcoming Personal Blockers to Creativity:

  • Sigmoid Curve
  • Lifecycle Model
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Breakthrough step change
  • Self-awareness and the nature of the ego
  • Personal goal alignment
  • Adaption and innovation: personal preferences for creating meaning
  • Exploring attitudes to risk
  • Left- and right-brain thinking

Unit 3: Developing Vision Creatively:

  • Six thinking hats
  • Using differing thinking styles
  • JoHari’s window
  • The business plan process & creating a vision
  • Harnessing the power of the team
  • Organizational culture and its influence on innovation
  • Letting go of the ego
  • Working with different creative preferences

Unit 4: Communicating the Vision Creatively:

  • The 7 Step Creative Process
  • Models of communication
  • Viral visioning
  • Authenticity and trust
  • Creativity tools, techniques & strategy
  • Letting go of the vision
  • Leading without directing
  • Possible leadership beliefs

Unit 5: From Ideas to Action: Creativity and Change:

  • Motivation
  • Hierarchy of Needs
  • Overcoming organizational barriers to creativity and change
  • Nurturing a learning environment
  • Is Money a motivator?
  • Personality Profiling
  • Building a creative consensus
  • Engaging stakeholders creatively
  • Influencing and motivating through change

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