WHO IT'S FOR
QTE 501 is for CIOs, CISOs, CROs, CDOs and other technology executives to help them understand systemic risk, work effectively with their own corporate board and/or to launch their path to a career as a corporate director. Corporate directors also find it useful to understand systemic risk in complex digital business systems and as a refresher on the foundational issues in corporate governance.
QTE 501 is taught to leading business school academic standards.
Qualified Technology Experts (QTEs) are boardroom ready technology executives who have the skills, competencies, and experiences to be high performing contributors in the corporate boardroom.
The QTE Boardroom Readiness Masterclass is designed to give participants the education they need to understand corporate governance, the emerging practice of digital and cybersecurity risk oversight, systemic risk and their expanding role in the boardroom.
This is a business school learning experience taught by the leading expert in digital and cybersecurity risk oversight. It is not an industry event.
The online class is six live one-hour modules on M, W and F for two consecutive weeks. On the 6th day participants will also sit for the QTE exam. Class days for this cohort are:
March 8 (9-10am pacific time)
March 10 (9-10am pacific time)
March 12 (9-10am pacific time)
March 15 (9-10am pacific time)
March 17 (9-10:30am pacific time)
March 19 (9-10:30am pacific time)
Our online cohorts are limited to a maximum of 4 participants to drive a high level of engagement and peer interaction.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY
"My compliments on the quality of the course, DDN and the instruction style. For me personally, the timing could not have been better as this has already been extremely helpful for work with my own Board Cyber Committee."
— Gary Cantrell, CIO, Jabil Corp. #159 Fortune 500 (JBL: NYSE)
"DDN’s QTE Boardroom Readiness executive education program fills a critical gap to prepare technologists for board service like no other course that I’ve seen."
— Daphne Jones, Corporate Director, (AMN: NYSE, B: NYSE, DOOR: NYSE) and former SVP and CIO GE Healthcare
"The [QTE Boardroom Readiness] course content provided an excellent framework for board-level engagement. I thoroughly enjoyed the deep dive discussions with an exceptional class!"
— Rishi Tripathi, SVP and CISO at the NBA
This class has three key learning objectives targeted at the technology executive:
1. Improving the ability of any technology executive to work with their own corporate board.
2. Developing technology executives to become effective corporate directors and assist in launching their boardroom career.
3. Establishing core competencies in digital and cybersecurity risk oversight and a functional understanding of systemic risk in complex digital systems.
Upon completion of the course, participants will:
- Understand the role of the corporate board and director.
- Improve their ability to convey complex technical issues to corporate directors.
- Have a basic understanding of systemic risk in digital and cybersecurity oversight.
- Know what boardroom service entails, pays, and how to pursue a board seat.
- Be informed of the trends shaping the future of the corporation, the board and the role and responsibilities of the corporate director.
- Understand the legal issues and trends facing the corporate director
QTE Boardroom Readiness is the only program designed and taught by leading academics and practitioners in digital transformation, cybersecurity, and corporate governance.
The lead instructor for the curriculum is Bob Zukis, USC Marshall School of Business Adjunct Professor, DDN CEO/Founder and former PwC Advisory Partner. Bob brings over thirty years of management consulting experience and academic rigor to the QTE learning experience.
He is a Senior Fellow in The Conference Board's Governance Center, a board member for the NACD PSW chapter and a prolific author and speaker on digital leadership, governance, and disruption. As a PwC Advisory partner Bob led their IT strategy/operations and data management practices.
This course is taught to leading business school standards. It is not a panel focused industry event. Participants will participate in lectures, exercises, peer discussion and case reviews that focus on the key knowledge, skills, and practical tools to be effective as a digital director in the corporate boardroom.
Participants will also be eligible to sit for the QTE certification exam upon completion of the class. Participation in the class is a pre-requisite for taking the QTE certification exam.
The QTE certification exam is based upon content covered in the pre-reading and also key concepts that will be discussed in class. The exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and requires a 70% passing score. Exams can only be taken in our classroom environment.
This class earns 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). 1 unit of ongoing CEU is required every two years to maintain QTE Certification. We follow the IACET standard of one (1) Continuing Education Unit (CEU) equaling ten (10) contact hours of learner interaction with the content of the learning activity, which includes classroom, self-paced instruction, pre/post assignments, and/or homework in support of a learning outcome.
OTHER QTE BENEFITS
Upon passing, QTEs will also be eligible to join the Private DIrectors Association and will have their first year of dues waived. Annual dues are $350 if QTEs continue their PDA membership. QTE's will also be able to opt-in to registration with the Equilar Diversity Network who is working with NASDAQ to advance gender and broader boardroom diversity.
Upon registration, participants will be sent their course textbook and all other materials to the address that they provide during on-line registration.
We estimate that 2-3 hours of pre-reading is required to prepare for class.
We keep classes small to facilitate engagement for all participants. No-shows or missed days can watch the recorded class online.