Future Leaders Course

An introductory leadership course from CTO Academy for those identified as having potential for senior technology roles. 

This course focuses on the shift of responsibilities and mindset required when transitioning from a technical background into the more hybrid, senior leadership roles.

US$350 for lifetime access

What You Receive

11 hours of expert led course material100 individual lectures, podcasts and webinarsFurther reading material with every lectureAll future lectures delivered at no extra costPersonalised learning dashboardTests with each module that reinforces learningCTO Academy Certification (see sample)Lifetime membership of CTO Academy7 Day Money Back Guarantee

What We Explore

How to think like a technology leaderThe transition from a technical to commercial skill setEffective communication with different stakeholdersTeam building, dynamics and delegationTech management and operationsWorking with cross functional teamsPersonal development and developing a growth mindset

For These Future Technology Leaders

Aspiring and Accidental CTOsTechnology DirectorsHeads of DepartmentEngineering Managers & Team LeadsIT ManagersAnyone Switching to Tech Leadership Role

Certificate on Completion

What Others Say ....

CTO Academy is exactly what I needed to level up my knowledge and skills from being a hands-on developer to thinking more strategically like a CTO should do.
Simon Burfield
Head of Software Engineering, UK
CTO Academy courses are essential for anyone growing into a technology leadership role. The content starts to cover what is needed in the routine of a CTO. Teachers and platform are great, and their team is always ready to answer questions.
Marcilio Souza
CTO, Brazil

Course Requirements

Ambition to reach senior tech leadership rolesMotivation to move out of your comfort zoneDesire to turbo charge your earnings potentialConstant thirst for learning and self improvementThat’s about it …

Course Modules

  • Defining Tech Leadership
  • Fixed vs. Growth
  • Empathy in Leadership
  • The Art of Delegation
  • Become a Thought Leader
  • Goal Setting
  • Creating positive work culture
  • Managing burnout
  • Corporate Politics Part 1
  • Corporate Politics Part 2
  • The Art of Communication
  • Introduction to Negotiation
  • Learning How To Say No
The Enterprise


  • What Is Strategy?
  • The Art of Timing (Deadlines)
  • Dealing with Hazards


  • Introduction to OKRs
  • Implementing OKRs
  • Introduction to team metrics and KPIs


  • Introduction to Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Different Types of Expenditure
  • The Funding Journey

Perceived Threats

  • Lowcode Evolution
  • AI on AI
  • Everything comes back to people
  • Fundamentals of Team Building
  • Team Dynamics
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Managing Negative Team Members
  • Good Hiring Reduces Bad Hires
  • Managing in a Hybrid Era
  • Managing Contractors
  • Managing Remote Freelancers
  • People Leaving The Company
Other Departments
  • Selling & The Importance Of Trust
  • Presenting to Non-Technical Customers
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Working with the CMO
  • Marketing Channels (Rinse & Repeat)
  • The Funnel Principle
  • Social Media Profiles
Customer Success
  • Why Customer Support Matters
  • What Makes An Effective Customer Support Team?
  • Corruption & Bribery
  • Introduction to Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Partnerships
  • Academic Partnerships
Choosing the Technology
  • It is rarely about the tech
  • Platforms and Technologies
  • Security and Data Privacy
  • Software Architecture : Part 1
  • Software Architecture : Part 2
  • Software Architecture : Part 3
The Day To Day
  • Source Control
  • Continuous Integration
  • API Integration
  • Data Quality & Sources
  • Data Analytics
  • Research & Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Perception of Quality
  • Incident, Problem and Change Management
Systems & Processes
  • Introduction
  • Systems & Processes
  • What Systems?
  • Agile Processes
  • Code Processes
Quality Control
  • Types Of Test
  • Testing Process
  • Testing Issues
CTO Role
  • The CTO role
  • Top 3 mindset challenges for a CTO

We Work With Tech Leaders In Companies Around The World

Founders / Lecturers

CTO with 20+ years of board level IT innovation and computer science experience. Technical director of several software businesses and managed complex enterprise projects with successful exits. Coaching tech leaders around the world.

Jason Noble
CTO, Lecturer and Coach
CEO with 25 years of executive level experience across multiple sectors. Leadership coach, personal mentor, Cranfield MBA and lead lecturer at UK based startup accelerator.
Andrew Weaver
CEO, Lecturer and Coach

What You Receive

7 expert led modules focused on tech leadership74 lectures, podcasts and webinars (all subtitled)50 hours of course and reading materialRegularly updated to reflect changing marketsPersonalised learning dashboardFinal Test helps to reinforce learningCPD-Certified CTO Academy CertificationLifetime Access to Course Material100% refund if joining our Digital MBA Course

US$350 for lifetime access

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