A group of St. Louis-based, high-potential and emerging technology leaders will begin their journey to take on tomorrow’s C-level roles when the St. Louis Technology Leadership Experience (TechLX) launches its next cohort of 30 participants on Thursday, October 24.
The goal of TechLX is to strengthen local participants’ leadership capabilities and business acumen through new skills development, and to provide advice and support by experienced mentors and trusted peer networks. More than 60 participants kicked off the first two cohorts earlier this year and will graduate in December.
Organized by St. Louis-based Technology Partners Inc., the St. Louis TechLX program includes a variety of activities to help transform participants from solutions providers to strategic business partners and innovation anticipators, says Greg Nichols, president of Technology Partners.
“There is a massive digital transformation underway in large and mid-sized businesses throughout the greater St. Louis area,” Nichols said. “Today’s IT professionals have a greater sense of urgency to drive business innovation and thought-leadership as their companies transition to new revenue-producing or expense- and time-saving technologies. So, this type of leadership training is essential for these professionals and the companies for whom they work.”
The sessions include the equivalence of four days of on-site workshops focusing on leadership and core competency training; three sessions of collaborative brainstorming and problem-solving; three individual meetings with business mentors; several informal sessions with sponsors, mentors, and participants; and individual study.
The three primary sessions are titled Leading Technical People; Consulting Skills -- Becoming a Trusted Advisor; and Marketing IT’s Value.
For over 25 years, Technology Partners has been augmenting its clients’ staffs with highly experienced technology professionals who deliver exceptional value and expertise. The company also helps clients maximize current technology and deploy the next generation of disruptive services and solutions.
“We are seeing this growing need for greater strategic business thinking among IT professionals day-in and day-out,” Nichols added. “The lessons learned will better position the participants and their companies for strategic growth primarily through better leadership skills and technological innovation.”
The program will be presented by Technology Partners in conjunction with Ouellette & Associates, a Bedford, New Hampshire-based professional development firm that focuses exclusively on developing the human side of technology and business cultural change.
Technology Partners is an award-winning, Chesterfield-based company that provides premier IT staffing and solutions. With over 25 years of experience, the company has partnered with hundreds of corporate clients across a range of industries nationwide, primarily fintech, healthcare and agriculture. It is a certified Women Business Enterprise and was built upon a revolutionary transparent-margin business model. Technology Partners provides a competitive advantage for its clients while giving consultants higher salaries and career control. For more information, visit www.technologypartners.net.