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Mastering Technology Transition

21 August 2023

Are you keen to build digital leadership capability for yourself and your team? Check out our 'Mastering Technology Transition' short course.


This engaging two-day course looks at what might be impeding your organisation’s digital transformation strategy or large IT/technology projects that have been recently implemented.

Approaching digital transformation from a change management perspective, we look at digital transformation's people, structure, and processes elements. We also pay special attention to the role of leadership in the success of large technology projects and help participants plan a path towards increasing the digital leadership within the organisation.


What will you gain?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the change management principles that inhibit and drive the success of digital initiatives;
  • Evaluate the digital leadership capabilities in your organisation, and develop a plan to increase the digital capabilities and positive mindset towards new technologies in the organisation;
  • Develop a strategy to increase buy-in from the people element in the organisation. This includes all key stakeholders;
  • Understand how technology initiatives impact the organisation's structure, using examples from case studies or your organisation; and
  • Understand how technology initiatives impact the processes in the organisation, using examples from case studies or your organisation.


Course structure 

The two-day course runs on consecutive days and uses case studies and examples from the class.

 It can follow after the Digital Transformation Fundamentals short course or as a stand-alone course, for those already acquainted with the subjects covered in that course.

Course Facilitator

Elsamari Botha

Dr Elsamari Botha - is the MBA Director and a senior lecturer above the bar in Digital Transformation and Technology Preparedness at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and an extraordinary associate professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa. She attained her PhD at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Elsamari was the Academic Director of Educate24 (a Media24 online education start-up); a research associate at the Institute for Futures Research (IFR); and a frequent speaker at Seamless Africa. Elsamari’s research focuses on online consumer behaviour, digital transformation, and digital disruption and its associated technologies. Elsamari has published in leading international journals.

Upcoming course dates

If you wish to pay by invoice, please email us.



Ilam campus, University of Canterbury



$2,100pp including GST.

Course fees include catering (all dietary requirements catered for), booking fees and on-site parking.

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