Online Academy

- Pre-recorded Workshop Video

- Downloads, Templates and Exercises

- Online Forum

- Face to Face Group Coaching

- Role-play Exam Scenarios

Experience Counts

This online acedemy has been designed with you, the technologist, in mind - based on the experience, research, consulting engagements and teaching assignments that Baxter Thompson Associates have had the privilege to deliver over the past 15 years.

You will benefit from the associate’s extensive own experience in the field from conducting partnering. The course will include relevant examples and case studies.

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Learn from our experience when you want and where you want with the Online Academy.

The Acedemy is a state of the art learning platform that can be used on tablet, pc or phone and that adopts many of the best pedogogical practices. You have your own personal account and unlimited access for the duration of the course.

Typical time commitment per week is between 1 - 2 hours over a period of 3 months. Each course follows a simple framework that allows you to plan ahead.

The courses represent approximately 50% theory and 50% practice through presenting case studies, simple frameworks, discussion and exercises. The online courses are taken from live public workshops with dialogue, questions and perspectives from attendees, in addition to the trainer sharing their experience.

All the tools you need

Learning Management System
  • Video presentations
  • PDF copies of the video
  • Assignments and exercises at the end of each session
  • Questions to help reflect on your current role
  • Useful templates to put into practice the lesson learned.

Interact With Delegates

Subscriber's Forum

The forum allows delegates to introduce themselves, ask questions and share experiences on common challenges. This is the first stop for any unanswered questions

Meet The Experts

Subscriber's Webinar

On a regular basis, the trainer will arrange a live online session to discuss the competency. Here is the opportunity to clarify the application and understand the rationale behind the questions, the exercises and what you can do differently.

SDBP® Certification

Role-Play Scenario Exam

Take on the role of a Technology Portfolio Director in their journey to help deliver Digital Transformation in a corporate environment. Choose the best option to maximise the chances of success in the scenarios presented. Learn the application of the tools and techniques in the complexity of a corporate environment. Successful completion counts towards SDBP® certification.

How It Works

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Purchase Online

Identify the competency you want training in and select the purchasing option


Receive Welcome Instructions

Become part of the growing cohort of practitioners who have participated in our workshops.


Logon to the Learning Management System

Mobile, tablet or PC - remote, home or in the office, access our content, take the exams.


Complete Activities

Do the work. Apply the techniques in your organisation. Sign up the for the online meetings to share experiences.


How to:

Earn Respect

Deal with politics

Get your voice heard

Understand the "real" agenda

Get alignment

Come up with a communication plan for your idea.


How to:  

Focus on customers

Identify Value (need vs.   activity)

Measure Value

Troubleshoot poor performance

Deliver improvement


How to:

Define a strategy

Communicate a strategy

Use basic innovation tools to populate ideas

Show the impact of change with capability maps

Build a roadmap

Pass three exams to gain the Strategic Digital Business Partner FOUNDATION Certificate. Click on the icons to find out more.

How to:

Set up executive decision making 

Validate and Prioritise ideas

Manage requests and delivery expectations

Use ROI and risk decision criteria

Balance activity with respect to outcomes

Maximise return and reduce risk  through project and service delivery

Manage technical debt


How to: 

Define a problem that everyone believes in

Create a compelling case for Strategic Partnerships

Think of yourself as a leader

Do an impact assessment and create a future vision

Define a plan to successfully deliver change 

Define roles and competencies

Get support and overcome resistance from sponsors and stakeholders

Pass all 5 exams and submit a case-study to gain the  Strategic Digital Business Partner PRACTITIONER Certificate.  Click on the icons to find out more.

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