Management Skills Courses

CTO Academy’s 9 courses focus on helping you build the management soft skills required to become an effective tech manager and leader.

Video lectures, podcasts and webinars are delivered by experienced CTOs and entrepreneurs, providing you with a rich and growing resource of executive level management insight.


Commercial Topics

6 modules

What are the commercial elements driving a business and where do they crossover with the technical? We explore topics ranging from sales & marketing to commercial partnerships, strategy and exit planning. All from the perspective of a tech leader.

Leadership & Management

3 Modules

From boardroom to keyboard, you have to become a multi skilled leader. What are the key issues? What mindset is required? How do you carry teams through challenging projects? What style of communication is required to ensure everyone is aligned?

Finance & Funding

3 Modules

Finance and numbers can be a blur for most of us in tech. These lectures break down the fundamentals. From understanding the difference between CAPEX and OPEX to dealing with investors, our lecturers box off the must know finance issues.

Start Up/Fast Growth

2 modules

Technology management challenges for early stage and fast growth companies are very specific. There is also the challenge that the company is sometimes growing faster than the skill set of the founders and early hires. So this course drills into situations specific to early stage companies, from a tech leaders perspective.


2 Modules

Opens with an Introduction to Testing, types, process and key issues. We dive into important systems and processes with future lectures covering different issues, from project management to security, agile and lean. How to create an efficient product management process and where a distributed workforce has biggest impact.

Technology Management

2 Modules

You might be exceptional with technology, but how about the management of that technology? Within these lectures we delve deep into issues as varied as source control to the art of timing and how to deal with hazards. We provide you with a detailed understanding of what should and shouldn’t be crossing your radar.

HR For IT Managers

2 modules

Introductory knowledge of HR is critical, for anyone with ambitions for senior roles. The challenge to find and keep talented people is significant in todays market and how you hire, incentivise, retain and occasionally fire members of your team, needs an understanding of process, as well as people.

Personal Development

4 Modules

How to create the best version of you? What mindset is required for success? How to build your communication skills and become comfortable with networking? These lectures delve into issues such as psychology, fear of failure and what motivates you and others, to achieve peak performance.

Mindset & Wellness

4 Modules

How well do your know yourself? What is your understanding of mindset and have you got systems in place to understand when people (including yourself) might be suffering from burnout? This course looks into mindset, how you perform and what to consider when managing people under pressure.

What Our Members Say

 Compact courses, lots of useful information and tests that made me pay attention to every word    

Ratko Petrovic

Software Programme Manager & Team Lead, Munich, Germany

 Training modules are high value resources, providing broad-based business skills essential for success in the modern workplace  

Eli Oshorov

Tech Content Manager, Sydney, Australia