Lake Forest Corporate Education
Information Technology
  Talent Development
     Specialization
Our Information Technology Specialty
Since 2006, LFCE has provided research-based, targeted practical
learning opportuniti...
A Sample of Technology Organizations We’ve Served
A Sample Testimonial:
                                              “LFCE’s Business Leadership Certificate Program
      ...
A sample testimonial:

                                    “In LFCE's IT Certificate program, I took notes as quickly as I...
LFCE’s Approach to IT Specialization
 • Our programs are based on targeted research
    • LFCE Research – “Unleash the Bus...
Sample Course Curriculum Module Options
 COMMUNICATION/CONSULTING                    BUSINESS ACUMEN                      ...
Sample Business Leadership Certificate Program for IT Professionals

                   Enhance Communication With Busines...
Sample IT Case
  IT Partner and Business Partner Expectation Case Study
  Director of ERP Systems/Director of Compensation...
Sample Assignment – Strategy Class
   Action Step 1: Ask your Officer (O)
   Group/Business Unit Head the Following
   Que...
Sample Tool
                             LCFE Business/IT Alignment Scorecard
  Project Profile: Include information about...
Sample Assessment
                                                   Reflection: Am I a Business Enabler?

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Lfce It Capability Presentation Nov2009

  1. 1. Lake Forest Corporate Education Information Technology Talent Development Specialization
  2. 2. Our Information Technology Specialty Since 2006, LFCE has provided research-based, targeted practical learning opportunities to more than 1,000 IT professionals. Our expertise is expanding IT Professional skills in the area of overall business acumen, communication, and leadership. We’ve helped IT professionals across the globe to become: •Trusted advisors and consultants. •Business value contributors •Credible agents of change •Cross-departmental collaborators •Leaders and members of high-performing teams
  3. 3. A Sample of Technology Organizations We’ve Served
  4. 4. A Sample Testimonial: “LFCE’s Business Leadership Certificate Program for IT professionals was both mentally stimulating and personally invigorating. The small group setting was outstanding – a secure, non-threatening environment in which to share ideas, concerns, successes, and trials with other IT professionals. By incorporating the DiSC personal profile system into each module, LFCE integrated the program with a common thread. The modules on Communications and Negotiation were the most Todd D. Klopfenstein beneficial to me. Business Group Leader Enterprise Technology Service & Support This is a ‘must attend’ program for any IT Information Technology Services professional who wants to deliver stronger results Hewitt Associates and truly LEAD people.” Lincolnshire, IL
  5. 5. A sample testimonial: “In LFCE's IT Certificate program, I took notes as quickly as I could write. During the course of the training I solved a critical workflow issue, reshaped next year’s strategy, and changed the rules of engagement for a very large team. The four weeks between sessions were some of the most productive I have had in the last year. My team saved an estimated 124 hours of work, translating into an estimated $6,000 - $12,000 in cost savings – and the benefits are still occurring.” Christine Stone, PMP Program Delivery Manager – Chicago Technology Solutions Group EMC2 Lisle, IL
  6. 6. LFCE’s Approach to IT Specialization • Our programs are based on targeted research • LFCE Research – “Unleash the Business Potential of Your IT Experts” • Latest Industry Research (Gartner, Booz, CIO Executive Council) • Advisory Groups with Leading Industry Experts • Our programs incorporate: • Case-based learning and experiential learning with IT realistic scenarios • IT specific job aids and tools to use back at the job • IT specific action learning assignments to convert training into desired outcomes
  7. 7. Sample Course Curriculum Module Options COMMUNICATION/CONSULTING BUSINESS ACUMEN LEADERSHIP MODULES MODULES MODULES Enhance Communication With Create Business Value Through Lead High Performing Teams (Global) Diverse Stakeholders Financial Understanding Sharpen Abilities to Influence and Create Business Value Through Leading Technologists (Based on Negotiation Strategic Understanding work of Paul Glen, author of Leading Geeks) Build Business Partnerships with Create Business Value Messages Leading Innovation Consulting Skills Strategic Persuasion for Business Understanding a Framework to Leading Change Collaboration Excellence Translate IT Benefits to Business Value Impact Innovate to Drive Cost Savings and Consult, Collaborate, Communicate Profit Bolster Stakeholder Relationships
  8. 8. Sample Business Leadership Certificate Program for IT Professionals Enhance Communication With Business Partners Create Business Value through Financial and Strategic Understanding Sharpen Your Abilities to Influence, Negotiate and Conduct Challenging Conversations Proactive Consulting with Business Partners Using An Internal Consulting Model Lead Teams to Improved Performance
  9. 9. Sample IT Case IT Partner and Business Partner Expectation Case Study Director of ERP Systems/Director of Compensation Your business partner is the Director of Compensation. He has asked you to install the new Compensation Manager software within the next 30 days. You wonder whether Compensation Master is the best 3rd party solution or whether there might be other systems that perform just as well if not better, and which are built specifically for your ERP system. Even if Compensation Master is the right tool, is $100,000 the right price? You would like the opportunity to verify other cost items such as training, technical support, maintenance etc.
  10. 10. Sample Assignment – Strategy Class Action Step 1: Ask your Officer (O) Group/Business Unit Head the Following Questions: 1.What is our strategy and how does IT support it? 2.What is our biggest strategic challenge? 3.What is our value discipline? 4.What (who) could put us out of business? 5. What’s our biggest strength? Weakness?
  11. 11. Sample Tool LCFE Business/IT Alignment Scorecard Project Profile: Include information about the Company's Goals, IT's goals, and how this project fits into Gartner's Run, Grow, Transform Model To be replaced by pulled down or list to be provided 1In which Business area does this project align? 1-10; 1=low, 5=medium, 10=high 2What is the level of Impact to the Business? Business Please explain 3How is the Business strategy supported by this project? 1-5; 1=low; 5=high Strategic Operationally, does this project impact the company's current ability Alignment 4to manufacture, sell or provide service? To be replaced by pulled down or list to be provided IT 5In which IT area does this project align? 1-10; 1=low, 5=medium, 10=high 6What is the level of Impact to IT? Run, Grow, Transform 7Yours is what type of IT project? To be replaced by pulled down or list to be provided 8How does this project align with IT strategy?
  12. 12. Sample Assessment Reflection: Am I a Business Enabler? 1= 2= Occasionally Frequently 0 1 2 1. I present or play a significant role in my department’s business-planning process. O O O 2. I present or play a significant role in my key stakeholders’ business-planning process. O O O 3. I consider key financial indicators (for example, return-on assets, cash flow, gross profit, and shareholder value) to drive my strategies and decision-making. O O O 4. I use financial information to compare my company’s performance with those of competitors or benchmark organizations. O O O 5. I use financial information to compare my business unit to other business units within my company. O O O

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