The AIM Institute's Advanced Tech Leaders Academy is an annual management course for technology professionals. The program consists of one full day of training each month for seven months (October 2021 – May 2022). Each session focuses on a common on-the-job issue faced by tech managers.
Today’s IT managers need effective leadership and management skills to deal with the challenge of global competition and a changing workforce. To address this growing need, AIM and its business members have collaborated to create the annual Advanced Tech Leaders Academy. The goal of the academy is to enhance leadership skills that are essential for current and upcoming tech managers.
"“I am a more competent leader and more confident in my abilities to lead my teams, organize my responsibilities, and develop my team members than I have ever been.”"
Advanced Tech Leaders will consist of an orientation, seven full-day sessions (one per month) and a graduation ceremony.
The Advanced Tech Leaders academy schedule has been set for the 2021/2022 cohort. This program will have sessions from October 2021 through May 2022.
October 22, 2021 (4pm - 5pm)
November 5, 2021 (10am - 4pm)
December 3, 2021 (10am - 4pm)
January 7, 2022 (10am - 4pm)
February 4, 2022 (10am - 4pm)
March 4, 2022 (10am - 4pm)
April 1, 2022 (10am - 4pm)
May 6, 2022 (10am - 4pm)
May 6, 2022 (4pm - 5pm)
You must apply to participate, and participation is limited. It is mandatory that participants attend at least six of the seven sessions to complete and graduate from the program. Participants are also encouraged to attend a two-hour orientation in October. Criteria for selection include leadership potential, motivation, and ability to identify and meet tech challenges. Applicants are encouraged to reapply the following year if they are not selected.
Corporate Participants – AIM Members
Corporate Participants – Non-AIM Members
Nonprofit Participants & Small Business (30 employees or less)
This fee includes all materials, Emergenetics Profile® Assessment, meals, refreshments, local and national speakers, and access to unique leadership development activities and ongoing support that will lead to both substantive personal growth and a measurable impact on the sponsoring company.
Tuition payments for all participants enrolling in the Advanced Tech Leaders Academy are due in full on October 1, 2020. AIM will consider requests for payment arrangements. All such requests should be made in writing and state the circumstances warranting a payment plan and identify a proposed payment schedule. Requests must be submitted by September 30, 2020 to:
Director of Tech Leadership Development
1905 Harney St, Suite 300
Omaha, NE 68102
In order for participants to receive a full refund, they must withdraw before Orientation. Participants who withdraw from the program during the period spanning the Orientation in October through the first session in November will be refunded at a rate of 50%. If withdrawal occurs after November 1, participants will be obligated to AIM for the full tuition amount. Refunds will be generated within 30 business days of receipt of the written notice of withdrawal.
Prior to October 8, 2020: 100%
October 8 to November 6, 2020: 50%
After November 1, 2020: 0%
Applications will be accepted from individuals working in the Omaha metro area. A Selection Committee selects participants based on the Information provided on their application form, criteria for selection includes leadership potential, motivation, ability to identify and meet IT challenges and interest in the program. The class size is limited. October 1, 2020 is the application deadline for the 2020-2021 session. Applicants will be notified of their selection into the Advanced Tech Leaders Academy shortly afterward. Applicants are encouraged to reapply the following year if they are not selected.
"“I would recommend this to anybody in a leadership role who wants to have a greater impact in their career and the careers of those they lead.”"
"I'm extremely thrilled to have gone through this program, especially after others in my organization attended. I have learned more about myself as a person and how I can be a good leader to others. It's helped me become more confident in my voice."