MHTA’s ACE Leadership Program develops Minnesota’s next generation of technology leaders.

Now entering its 11th year, the purpose of the ACE Leadership Program is to develop and connect our region’s next generation technology leaders, and to assist them in preparing for the important roles that they will play in making and keeping our region globally competitive. Through teamwork, mentorship and action learning, the ACE Leadership Program provides invaluable experience and develops our next generation leaders as they move into their leadership roles of tomorrow.

Beginning in February, the program consists of seven day-long sessions over the course of the year. Senior executives from technology, government and education sectors will share lessons learned in their areas of expertise. Participants will discuss ideas and apply them in their own organizations and collaborate with other next generation leaders. MHTA has a strong ACE Alumni group whose graduates meet regularly and continue to work on leadership development as well as community outreach focused on technology.

Investment: The program is $2,850 for MHTA members, $3,850 for non-MHTA members. This includes all meals and one night hotel accommodation for the kickoff session. It includes breakfast, lunch and parking at all sessions and one ticket to MHTA’s Spring Conference.

Applications for the 2017 ACE Leadership Program are closed.

If you have any question about the program, please contact Claire Ayling at 952-230-4553 or cayling@mhta.org.

Negotiation

MHTA President & CEO Margaret Anderson Kelliher leads the program. Kelliher is a lecturer at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School in negotiation. She has a strong background in leadership having served as the Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Kelliher also graduated with honors from Harvard University’s renowned Kennedy School of Government, obtaining a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis on Leadership.

Public Speaking

An important component of leadership is the ability to effectively present and communicate your ideas. Presentation training and coaching is provided to participants as part of the ACE curriculum.

Testimonials

Nick Roseth, EVP at SWAT Solutions and Founder of DocuMNtary

Nick Roseth, EVP at SWAT Solutions and Founder of DocuMNtary

MHTA ACE Leadership is a program I would recommend to anyone interested in growing as a leader. From sessions on negotiation to Inspiring leaders in our community, the program is filled with opportunities to learn and grow. Particularly useful is the group as an open forum to discuss real-world leadership challenges and discussions from peers on how to navigate everyday business challenges. For me, the ACE project gave me the opportunity to incubate an idea into a successful project named DocuMNtary – The Story of Tech in Minnesota.

Nick Roseth | EVP at SWAT Solutions, Founder of DocuMNtary

 

Denise Morelock, Technology Executive, Daugherty Business Solutions & WLiT Board

Denise Morelock, Technology Executive, Daugherty Business Solutions & WLiT Board

The ACE Leadership program was more impactful than I’d anticipated. The nine months investment re-energized my passion around our Twin Cities technology market and MHTA’s goal of making Minnesota a Top Five Technology State. It also helped me become a better leader not only within my own organization but also within the broader science and technology community. The leadership and negotiations training enhanced my skills overall, connecting me to the broader Minnesota technology leadership community as well as aiding in my work with MHTA’s Tech Experience Tours, Women Leading in Technology, STEM outreach efforts, and other professional endeavors. I highly recommend ACE Leadership!

Denise Morelock | Technology Executive, Daugherty Business Solutions & WLiT Board

 

 

 

Tyler Middleton | Telecommunications Executive & MHTA Board Member

Tyler Middleton, Telecommunications Executive & MHTA Board Member

MHTA’s ACE Leadership program has been instrumental in growing Minnesota’s next generation of Minnesota’s science and technology leaders for more than 10 years.  I know that as both a graduate and as someone who has recommended it to several colleagues over the years.  Participants come away with a better sense of how they can lead within their own organizations and contribute to our state’s growing science and technology economy.

Tyler Middleton | Telecommunications Executive & MHTA Board Member

 

 

View Past Participating Companies Download a brochure about the 2017 Program

2017 Program Schedule

  • Session I: February 23-24 @ Oakridge Conference Center, Chaska
  • Session II: March 23 @ Carlson School of Management
  • Session III: April 14 @ State Capitol
  • Session IV: May 4 @ Carlson School of Management
  • Session V: June TBD @ Carlson School of Management
  • Session VI: August 22 @ Carlson School of Management
  • Session VII: September 21 @ Thomson Reuters
  • Small Group Presentation to MHTA Board of Directors: TBD