Final week for applications to SOCITM Top Talent leadership programme
The programme equips leaders in the public and third sectors to manage digital transformation
Nicola Graham, Head of ICT at Aberdeenshire Council and VIce-President SOCITM
There is a just a week left to apply for the SOCITM Top Talent leadership programme in Scotland.
Open to public or third sector professionals, with SOCITM members given priority, the programme equips leaders to manage change.
Run in conjunction with the Scottish Government, Sopra Steria and BrightSolid, the programme runs from mid-June with a graduation ceremony at the SOCITM annual conference in Edinburgh in November.
Participants benefit from workshops, mentoring sessions with a professional coach, an online community and regular webinars and briefings.
The programme is free to participants, although organisations are expected to cover travel, subsistence and conference attendance costs.
Places are limited to 20 participants and applicants will be assessed for suitability through a nomination and selection process.
This is the fifth year of this programme, with more than 100 graduates so far.
Commenting on this year’s programme, SOCITM vice-president and head of ICT at Aberdeenshire Council Nicola Graham said: “Top Talent goes from strength to strength every year and I am delighted to launch this year’s programme again.
“It’s an excellent opportunity for people across the public and third sector to develop their leadership skills and to network with peers across Scotland”
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