Equip Emerging and Executive Tech Leaders

Equip tech-and-business-skilled professionals with ready-to-use tactics and tools to effectively manage both projects and people.

Leadership Academy Overview

Is your organization frequently challenged when it comes to retaining and advancing mid-level talent–especially diverse talent?ᅠ Our program benefits the Indiana tech ecosystem by increasing the leadership capacity for all levels of leaders from emerging to executive level with an emphasis on individuals from underrepresented communities.ᅠ

In-Person Networking

Participants will network in-person and build relationships with both our experienced session facilitators and each other.ᅠ

Esteemed Mentors

Participants will network with diverse panelists and speakers who will share real-life experiences, management approaches, and solutions from their deep experience working in tech and tech-enabled organizations.

Hands-On Projects

Participants will bring a real-life, work-related professional development project to complete throughout the program, culminating in a capstone presentation to the cohort.

Personal Coaching

Participants will receive coaching and mentoring support for their development project via afternoon sessions focused on projects and participant-identified topics.

As we work together – individually and organizationally – to advance Indiana’s tech economy and workforce for the future, it is critical that we operate with dedication and intentionality to ensure opportunity is accessible and available for all Hoosiers. TechPoint is committed to undertaking the continual learning, self-reflection, and adaptation necessary to provide the long-term leadership for our ecosystem to fully address inequity, embrace diversity, model inclusion, and foster belonging for all.

— TechPoint Diversity Statement —

Meet Our Speakers, Panelists, and Coaches

Emerging Leaders Program

  • Learning Styles Assessment
  • Develop Your Own Leadership Philosophy and Career Plan
  • Panel Discussion: Tech Leadership Pathways: Navigating Personal Obstacles
  • The Power of Influence: Traits of Admired Leaders
  • Discussion of Individual Capstone Projects
  • Authentic Self-Confidence and Conquering Self-Doubt as a Leader w/ Alex Perry
  • Panel Discussion: Imposter Syndrome, Time Prioritization, “Manager Burnout”
  • Work-Life Integration – Circle of Control vs. Circle of Concern
  • Establishing Trust in a Team: Character vs Competence
  • Leading with Empathy
  • Setting Expectations and Common Vision
  • Crucial Conversations / Styles Under Stress
  • Languages of Appreciation: Creating a Spirit of Community
  • Panel: Difficult Conversations and Political Situations as a Manager
  • Emotional Intelligence w/ Dennis Trinkle
  • Responding vs Reacting
  • Building Inclusive Teams w/ Kristen Lampkin
  • Panel: Building a Culture of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
  • Introspective: Discovering The Power of Introverts
  • Leading Change w/ Stefanie Krievens
  • The Importance of Mindset in Goal Attainment
  • Creating a Culture of Ownership: Accountability and Expectations
  • Building Authentic Connections: Networking
  • Telling Your Career Story
  • Panel: The Power of Networking
  • Panel Discussion: Most Challenging Aspects of Managing Performance
  • Capstone Prep Time
  • Individual Presentations
  • Celebration and Graduation

The program will cultivate in a graduation and individual Capstone Project:
Individuals will work on a capstone project throughout the program that is related to a career goal in tech connected to their leadership philosophy. Participants will have coaching and consulting support to discuss this project during the program. All participants will receive digital credentials for completing the program.

Executive Leaders Program

  • Cohort Building Activity: Deploying Your Strengths
  • Hogan Assessment Interpretation and Discussion
  • Panel: It’s Lonely at the Top
  • Understanding Design Thinking:
  • Outline the capstone project as it relates to design thinking
  • Transformational Goal Setting with the OKR method
  • Change management
  • Capstone Project Time
  •  Capstone Project Time if desired
  • Panel: Revitalize, Recharge, Lead: A Saw Sharpening Discussion
  • Capstone Project Time if desired
  • Capstone presentations
  • Graduation Lunch

The program will cultivate in a graduation and individual Capstone Project:
Executive Leaders will decide upon a relevant topic that addresses a unique leadership need or universal tech best practice for their organization – they will engage in research, development, and proposed application utilizing design thinking.