Information Technology Management and Leadership Executive (ITMLE)

Certification Overview

The IT Management and Leadership Executive (ITMLE TM) Certification class is ideal for seasoned IT Managers and IT Directors (Managers of Managers) wanting to enhance their current job performance, position them for promotion, accelerate their upward mobility, and get a seat at the business strategy/decision-making table.

This three-day, high-energy, high-interaction, high-content workshop is designed to help prepare mid-level IT executives at large IT shops for higher levels of management responsibility and help CIOs of smaller IT shops enhance the value of IT to the organization it serves.

The ITMLE certification exam and one-year access to our “IT Leadership Growth Library” is included at no additional cost.

Upon completion of the IT Management and Leadership Professional (ITMLETM) Certification class, students will be able to:

  • Widen their knowledge of the “Business of IT”
  • Enhance their IT strategic planning and thinking effectiveness
  • Better understand and define the role of IT within the organization
  • Establish a culture of coaching and mentoring within their team
  • More effectively select, negotiate, and manage vendors
  • Enhance their ability to implement change within IT and their user community
Developed by an experienced CIO, and then vetted by a board of senior IT industry executives, the ITMLE TM shows that those, who successfully complete Final Exam, bring credible and validated industry knowledge to the organizations they serve.

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Certification Agenda

DAY 1: Knowledge, Roles, Methodology, and Change

Thinking Like a CIO

  • Knowledge Gathered
  • Insights Gained
  • Changes in Perspective
  • Actionable Items

IT’s (and Your) Four Roles in the Organization

  • Observer
  • Requestor
  • Implementor
  • Leader

Living in a Waterfall, Agile, Wagile World

  • Methodological Differences
  • Political and Leadership Issues
  • Effect of Leading Edge Technologies
  • Dealing with Distance, Time and Culture
  • Communication Flash Points
  • Project Coordination Issues
  • Job and Skill Implications
  • Mixed Methodology Action Plan

IT as an Agent of Change

  • IT Drivers of Change
  • Traditional Change Methodologies
  • ERICA IT Change Framework

DAY 2: Process, Productivity, and Governance

IT Strategic Planning and Thinking

  • Strategic Thinking within IT
  • Organizational Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking Process
  • Strategic Planning Process

IT and Organizational Productivity

  • Key Productivity Concepts
  • Productivity Enablers
  • Creating an IT Productivity Culture
  • Productivity Amplifiers
  • The Productivity Pyramid

IT and Data Governance

  • Governance
  • Risk management
  • Compliance
  • IT Governance Best Practice
  • Data Governance Challenges
  • Data Quality and Completeness
  • Data Quality Dimensions
  • Causes of Data Issues
  • Data Governance Groups

DAY 3: Innovation, Staff Growth, and Negotiation

Fostering IT Innovation

  • Enablers and drivers of IT Innovation
  • Design Thinking
  • Divergent and Convergent Problem Solving
  • Repurposing your Intellectual Property
  • Innovation opportunities within IT

Coaching, Mentoring, and Team Development

  • Managerial and Technical Skill Enhancement
  • Formal and Informal Training
  • Mentoring Your Team
  • 5D Coaching Process
  • Virtual Motivation, Engagement and Wellbeing

IT Project and Vendor Negotiating

  • Negotiation styles
  • Negotiation preparations
  • Negotiating Strategies
  • Dealing with difficult tactics

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About ITML Institute
NAICS Code: 611430
CAGE Code: 95C23

Founded in 2009, the IT Management and Leadership Institute is a leading provider of IT  management/leadership, interpersonal communication and business skills training. It is also the governing body of two certifications in IT management:

  • Information Technology Management and Leadership Professional (ITMLP)
  • Information Technology Management and Leadership Executive (ITMLE)

Past Performance Federal Includes:

  • Defense Finance Accounting Service
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Government Publishing Office

Past Performance Federal Includes:

  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • US Airforce, Military and Civilian
  • US Customs and Border Protection
  • US General Services Administration

Industry and municipal participants in our IT leadership certification classes includes:

  • AIG Investments
  • CVS Heath
  • Dell
  • La-Z-Boy
  • Milwaukee Tool
  • Disney
  • City of Detroit
  • TJX Companies
  • Tyson Foods
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Texas A&M Univ.
  • Northwell Health
  • US Olympic & Paralympic Committee
  • MidAmerican Energy Company
  • St. Joseph’s Health
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Mayville Engineering Company Inc

For questions and queries please contact:


Executive Director, IT Management and Leadership Institute
(w) 508-881-6355
(c) 617-875-4502
Twitter: @EricPBloom

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