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Emerging Tech Leaders Program

Prepare to embark on a transformative journey with our Emerging Tech Leaders program, designed specifically for new and aspiring IT leaders. This dynamic program offers participants an immersive experience into the multifaceted aspects of a leader's role, empowering them to navigate challenges and seize opportunities with confidence.

Throughout the program, participants will engage in a mix of interactive activities, scenario-based exercises, and collaborative group discussions aimed at fostering self-discovery and leadership development. Guided by expert facilitators, individuals will uncover their unique leadership styles, identify strengths, and pinpoint areas for growth.

Participants will sharpen their skills through hands-on learning experiences, including peer group collaborations aimed at tackling real-world organizational and business dilemmas. From navigating company politics to mastering change management strategies and coaching team members, this course equips emerging leaders with the practical tools and insights needed to thrive in today's dynamic tech landscape.


June 11

Discovering Leadership Essence

Unravel the essence of leadership and its significance within your organization. Reflect on your organizational context and assess your leadership skills to align personal and professional goals. Explore the fundamental "why" behind leadership and unveil strategies to harness your unique strengths for impactful leadership.

June 25

Mastering Performance Management

Dive into the intricacies of performance management and unlock strategies for fostering individual and team excellence. Navigate through complex performance scenarios, feedback mechanisms, and goal-setting practices to drive continuous improvement and achievement within your team.

July 9

Strategic Hiring For Success

Join us for an enlightening session with guest facilitator Aaron Davis from Reliant Search Group as we delve into the art and science of strategic hiring. Learn best practices for screening, selecting, and onboarding top talent to cultivate a high-performing team. Gain insights into creating a supportive and inclusive environment that nurtures employee growth and success.

July 23

Mastering the Business of IT

Gain invaluable insights from guest facilitator Melissa Hix of AtriCure, Inc., as we explore the transition from technical expertise to strategic business leadership. Discover effective communication strategies for articulating the value of IT initiatives in business terms. Learn to navigate the intersection of technology and business objectives to drive organizational success.

August 6

Navigating Relationships and Organizational Politics

Explore the delicate balance of building relationships and navigating organizational dynamics. Learn essential strategies for managing up, building alliances, and fostering productive relationships across all levels of the organization. Gain insights into assessing and enhancing the quality of your professional relationships for greater influence and collaboration.

August 20

Group Coaching and Action Planning

Come together as a collective to celebrate progress, reflect on learnings, and chart the course for future success. Engage in dynamic group coaching sessions to identify key takeaways, set actionable goals, and define concrete next steps. Craft a personalized action plan to drive your leadership journey forward with purpose and clarity.

Join us and embark on a journey of self-discovery, skill enhancement, and leadership excellence. Unlock your potential and pave the way for a successful and fulfilling leadership journey in the world of technology.

About Coach Mike

Mike Czarnecki is the Owner of IT Coach Mike, LLC, which provides IT professionals with individual and group coaching for leadership and career development. Mike has been in IT for nearly 30 years as both a technologist and a leader at multiple levels. Mike is a strong proponent of servant leadership and driving autonomy in his teams to promote growth and accountability which results in strong leaders and high performance. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Management degree from Western Governors University and in 2018 earned his coaching certification through the International Coach Federation. He enjoys spending time with his family and loved ones, playing video games, collecting and modding classic gaming consoles, building PCs, and performing and teaching improv comedy.

Sponsorships Available

Please contact if you would like to build stronger relationships with our Emerging Leaders over a 3-month period.

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