Technical Leadership: "The CTO Course"

This course is a unique technical leadership program that aims to help senior IT professionals to take the ultimate next step in their careers. A Chief Technical Officer (CTO) is a senior executive responsible for the technical direction and strategy of an organisation. Technical leaders typically have a strong technical background and are responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of the organisation's products, services, and operations.

As you will notice from the experience of your teachers, the backgrounds and specific responsibilities of a CTO can vary depending on the organisation, but overall, a CTO is responsible for the technical vision, direction and execution of an organisation, they are the chief architect of the organisation's technology and are a key member of the leadership team.

On-Site (Amsterdam)

What's In This Course?

Here's a birds eye view of the contents of the course.

Technical Management
Software development methodologies
Project management
Technical architecture
Common Attacks
Technical Communication
Business Strategy
Leadership & Team Building
Interpersonal skills
Technical domains

Technical Management

Technical management is the process of leading and overseeing the technical aspects of a project or organisation. It includes tasks such as leading a development team, making technical decisions, managing technical debt, setting technical direction and strategy, managing the budget and resources, identifying and addressing technical risks and issues, and communicating with non-technical stakeholders. It requires the ability to balance technical needs and goals with budget, resources, and time constraints, as well as lead and inspire a dev team.

Software development methodologies

Learn about popular software development methodologies like Agile, Waterfall, and Scrum. See how they work, what problems they solve, and what their pros and cons are. Each method has different implementations and excels in different settings and industries. Company and team culture also plays a part when choosing the right methodology.

Project management

Learn about the planning, execution, monitoring, and control of a project to achieve specific goals and objectives. We will focus on tasks such as budgeting, resource allocation, and risk management.

Technical architecture

Technical architecture is the overall design of a system, including the structure, components, interfaces, and data flow. It defines how the system will meet its requirements and support its technology stack. Examples of topics we will cover are microservices, monoliths, cloud computing, and containerisation.

Common Attacks

You will learn about all the different attacks on the ever-growing list of common attacks to prepare you and your organisation for things that may happen to anyone. But knowing about them at least gives you a fighting chance!

Technical Communication

Learn communicating with non-technical stakeholders, and presenting technical information to a non-technical audience in a practical way.

Business Strategy

Learn to maximise your team's impact on your organisation by identifying and evaluating new business opportunities, and creating a long-term vision for a company's technical direction.

Leadership & Team Building

Learn skills for effectively leading and managing a team, including communication, motivation, conflict resolution, decision-making, problem-solving, building and managing a high-performing team, fostering creativity and innovation, and culture building. We also cover soft skills such as emotional intelligence, empathy, active listening and self-awareness, which are essential in leading and building a team.

Interpersonal skills

You'll learn techniques and strategies for effectively communicating and interacting with others, including communication, empathy, conflict resolution, negotiation, decision-making, problem-solving, emotional intelligence, and building and maintaining relationships. We also cover self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social awareness, cultural intelligence, active listening, and understanding of body language.

Technical domains

We will dive into several technical domains and their applications, such as: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Cloud computing, Cybersecurity, and Data Science.

Start Dates

Find a start date below, or let us know when you would like us to run a course.


May 2023

Technical Leadership: "The CTO Course"

Hybrid course ending on:

May 9, 2025

Lessons run from:

4:00 pm
10:00 pm
€ 24,000.00 EUR
€ 18,000.00 EUR
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Why Techmongers?
Techmongers offers standardised and tailored learning programs to grow teams with the right skills. The traineeships we run are fully tailored towards the hiring needs of our partners so juniors can hit the ground running.

We also believe that, as professionals, we need to be part of a community to continue learning, that's why we brought community into our up-skilling programs as well.

Who's This Course For?

This course is for those seeking to grow their leadership skills and/or their technical perspective to a very high level. We assume students have technical skills, but we cover the most important technical aspects at a high level during the course as well. Please review the course topics on this page. They give a good indication of what you will spend your time on in this part-time course. We assume you work in a technical role where you can apply what you learn in the lessons while you do this course. Expect 4-6 hours of homework on top of the monthly sessions (also 4-6 hours).

Experienced Teachers

Our teachers have multiple years of Teaching experience and work experience in their field. Knowing exactly what is going on in the field and being able to transfer their knowledge is what motivates us and our students.

Hybrid Classrooms

Our classrooms are equipped with all the necessary tools to facilitate both on-site and online learning at the same time. Choose the format that suits you best.

Cutting-Edge Technologies

Learn modern technologies and current best practices. Our curriculum is market-orientated and is updated regularly.

Get Certified

With the Techmongers CTO-certificate you have a token of your hard work but not an officially recognised certification. Throughout the course, we will highlight opportunities to upgrade your course, though. If that is what you are after, certifications such as PRINCE2, Scrum, and even a (Dutch) Post-HBO diploma are possible through our partners with some small adaptions to the program. Please let our study advisors know, and we are happy to advise and accommodate you.

Add recognition to your development team with a certificate from Codaisseur.

Increase your team's productivity with the certified Scrum methodology.

Protect your organisation with our certified cybersecurity courses.

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