Business Leadership Programme for IT Executives
"There may be born leaders, but there surely are too few to depend on them. Leadership must be learned and can be learned." (Peter Drucker)
Enterprises face a challenging economic environment in 2012. They expect IT to contribute by delivering results in an uncertain economy, while reducing enterprise and IT costs. To do this, Chief Information Officers (CIO) need to be decisive and resourceful in building an effective enterprise that can meet current and future challenges. And CIOs will expect their senior reports to rise to the challenge with them.
This programme is aimed at CIO’s and the Senior IT Management team and is designed to enhance their contribution to IT executive leadership.
Share your challenges, elevate your thinking—and return to your enterprise with a renewed perspective and a tailored action plan for success.
Designed for current and upcoming CIOs, this programme will leave you with the ability to add greater value to your business and to the IS organisation as you join forces to ride out challenging times. It is aimed at IT leaders who are interested in improving business success through effective leadership, dealing with issues related to organizational transformation, motivation and performance enhancement, strategy, governance and organizational design, relationship building with stakeholders and business executives, the future of business and in IT and creating effective solutions in volatile times. The focus on leadership as a process makes the workshop valuable for executives and senior management in ICT.
Applicants should of 25 years of age and above, hold a tertiary qualification from a recognized institution and have at least 3 – 5 years’ work and management experience. Candidates must be employed in middle-senior management positions for the duration of the programme, as all assessment is carried out in the context of the workplace. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) opportunities exist for experienced managers. You may not register at another institution (concurrent registration) for the duration of this programme.
Module 1: 13 - 21 November 2012: UCT GSB in Cape Town
Module 2: TBA 2013: Gauteng
Module 3: TBA 2013: Gauteng
Module 4: non-contact module (1 or 2 day intervention)
Closing Date for applications is 30 September 2012
Please direct all Admission enquiries to: Samantha Van Der Ross (Admissions Officer) Tel: +27 21 406 1274
Please direct all Programme enquiries to: Ann Wium (Programme Co-ordinator)
Tel: +27 21 406 1314
To apply: Click here for application information
Application Fee (non-refundable): R 700.00
Tuition Fees (course materials & texts): R43,000.00
Other (inclusive of module 1 travel, accommodation & meals): R16,575.00 excl. VAT
We do, however, rely on student numbers; a programme will not run unless we have a full cohort of students.
Please direct all initial enquiries to Thinking Cap, E-mail: email@example.com
To enquire for this programme, please click on our Enquiry Form together with your comprehensive CV. Screened candidates will be able to apply online.
The Business Leadership Programme for IT Executives is a new offering from the Customised Academic Learning Department at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business and is run in association with The Thinking Cap and the CIO Council of South Africa.
This management development programme is aimed at senior information technology executives who will be engaged in an active learning process of making sense of their world and enhancing their management practice to engage more constructively with business.
This is achieved through exposure to Systems Thinking tools, developing business acumen and enhancing their skills to manage people and change in an active learning process where they apply their learning in the real world context through action learning assignments. The programme is further supplemented by an intense personal development component which allows the student to reflect on his/her impact on others and improve his/her ability to manage individuals and teams.
Module 1 (30 credits at NQF8): Systems Thinking, Adding Value in Organisations, Ethics, Adult Learning and an intense component of Personal Development
Module 2: (30 credits at NQF8): Business Acumen, Planning and Controlling Costs, You and Your Customer and an additional Personal Mastery component
Module 3: (30 credits at NQF8): Managing People and Leading Change with yet another Personal Mastery component
Module 4 (30 credits at NQF8): Technical Report
The contact modules (Modules 1 – 3) are supplemented by intense inter-modular period of approximately 16-18 weeks during which you will be required to do your action-learning and use the e-learning platform for your information, materials and submission of assignments/projects.
The programme remains on a NQF Level 8, with three compulsory modules (of 30 credits each), followed by an optional module for those who wish to continue to gain the full Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice qualification at 120 credits NQF 8. Those who pursue Modules 1 - 3 alone will not receive the full qualification, but will gain 90 Continuing Education Professional Development credits at NQF Level 8.
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." (Charles Darwin)