CTO Leadership Foundation Course

An introductory course that looks at some of the leadership skills and mindset required to achieve and have an impact in senior technology roles. 

9 modules and >100 micro lectures that provide you with powerful insight into what really matters in the CTO role.

US$199(Approx. S$275)

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 You'll Learn

How to think like a CTOManaging the transition from technical to managerialHow to communicate with different stakeholdersTeam building, dynamics and delegationTech management and operationsWorking effectively with cross functional teamsPersonal development, mindset and branding

Who The Course Is For

Recently Appointed CTOsHeads of DepartmentSenior Software EngineersTech Architects and Team LeadsProduct ManagersTech Co-Founders

Certificate on Completion

What Others Say ....

Resources perfectly designed for conquering leadership challenges and smooth career progression. If you’re aiming to operate at a senior level they provide a clear path to learn the skills you need
Digital Defynd
Review of global CTO programs
Modules are high value resource, providing broad-based business skills essential for success in the modern workplace. Highly recommend to anyone with career aspirations to become senior tech leader.
Vyom Upadhya
CTO/COO, Florida, USA

Course Requirements

Ambition to move into senior tech leadership rolesMotivation to increase the value of your personal brandDesire to turbo charge your earnings potentialConstant thirst for learning and self improvementThat’s about it …

Course Modules

Technology Management
The Crucial Stuff
  • Source Control
  • Continuous Integration
  • API Integration
  • Data Quality & Sources
  • Data Analytics
  • Research and Development
  • Quality Assurance
Choosing the Technology
  • Choosing the Technology
  • The Art of Timing
  • Dealing with Hazards
  • Platforms and Technologies
  • Security and Data Privacy
  • Software Architecture – Part 1
  • Software Architecture – Part 2
  • Software Architecture – Part 3
Operations
Testing
  • Introduction to Testing
  • Types of Test
  • The Process
  • Issues
  • Incident, Problem and Change Management
Systems & Processes
  • Introduction to Systems and Processes
  • Systems & Processes
  • What Systems?
  • Agile Processes
  • Code Processes
Objective Key Results (OKRs)
  • Introduction to OKRs
  • Implementing OKRs
  • Introduction to team metrics & KPIs
Leadership and Management
Being a CTO
  • What is a CTO?
  • Important CTO Goals
  • Day in the Life of a CTO
  • What’s on a CTO’s radar?
  • Economics And Budgets
  • Podcast: What does a CTO do?
Leading Teams
  • Team Dynamics
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Fundamentals of Team Building
  • The Art of Delegation
  • Managing Negative Team Members
Leaders
  • Perception of Quality
  • Defining Tech Leadership
  • Corporate Politics Pt 1
  • Corporate Politics Pt 2
Commercial
Marketing Topics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Working with CMO
  • Marketing Rinse & Repeat
  • The Funnel Principle
  • Social Media
Sales & Customers
  • Why Customer Support Matters
  • What Makes An Effective CS Team
  • Introduction to Selling
  • Selling And The Importance of Trust
Compliance & Legals
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Compliance: Business Pt 1
  • Compliance: Business Pt 2
  • Corruption & Bribery
  • Whistleblowing
Partnerships
  • Commercial Partnerships
  • Academic Partnerships
Strategy
  • What is Strategy?
  • Planning An Exit Strategy
Company Sales
  • How To Build a Business for Exit
  • How To Build Value In Your Business
  • Considerations On Business Valuations
HR For IT Managers
Management
  • Managing Contractors
  • Managing Remote Freelancers
Employment
  • Behind The Hiring Process
  • Good Hiring Reduces Bad Hires
  • People Leaving The Company
Personal Development
Personal Branding
  • Marketing Yourself
  • Freelance Opportunities
  • Improve Your Linkedin Profile
  • Become a Thought Leader
  • Blog Writing For Tech Leaders
  • Goal Setting
Board Level
  • Attending Board Meetings
  • Managing the CEO
  • Board Relationships
  • Corporate Boards and the CTO Role
Negotiation Skills
  • An Introduction to Negotiation
  • Learning How to Say No
Communication
  • Presenting to Non-Technical Customers
  • Handling Interviews
Finance & Funding
Budgeting
  • Introduction to Budgeting
  • Podcast: Beyond Introduction to Budgeting
  • Forecasting
Accounting
  • Different Types of Expenditure
Funding
  • Grant Funding Pt 1
  • Grant Funding Pt 2
  • 10 Steps to Crowdfunding Success
Mindset & Wellness

Mindset

  • Welcome to Mindset & Wellness: Managing With Compassion
  • Chief Mindset Officer
  • Fixed vs Growth
  • Know Yourself
  • Know, Like, Trust
  • Empathy in Leadership

Wellness

  • Creating A Positive Working Culture
  • Managing Burnout
Start Ups & Fast Growth

Funding

  • Dilution
  • Dealing With Investors
  • Introduction To Seed Capital

Risks & Rewards

  • Remuneration and Rewards
  • How to Work Well with Co-Founders

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

US$199(Approx. S$275)

What You Receive

11 hours of expert led course material105 lectures, podcasts and webinars (all subtitled)40 hours of additional reading materialNew lectures delivered at no extra costPersonalised learning dashboardExclusive invitation to global communityTests with each module to reinforce learningCTO Academy CertificationLifetime Access to Course MaterialUpgrade to The Digital MBA and get 100% refund

US$199(Approx. S$275)