IT Leadership Academy
The University of Arizona's Information Technology (IT) Leadership Academy is an intensive, multi-session development program for UA IT professionals who want to become stronger, more effective managers and leaders. The program is offered in partnership with the University Information Technology Services and Division of Human Resources.
For the past four years, UITS and the Division of Human Resources have partnered to offer this program. Nearly 100 IT professionals are now ITLA alumni who are committed to working collaboratively on issues that have institutional impact.
In order to better leverage the power of this strong group of alumni and to support their continuing development, the ITLA Steering Committee has decided to change the format of ITLA programming. Going forward, we will alternate a year of alumni programming with a year in which we welcome a new cohort of ITLA participants. Our first year of ITLA alumni programming will take place in the 2019-2020 academic year and ITLA will return in the 2020-2021 academic year.
A schedule of ITLA alumni events will be announced later this summer.
Barry T. Brummund Allison M. Vaillancourt
Chief Information Officer Vice President
Business Affairs & Human Resources
More about ITLA:
IT managers and leaders within higher education face increasingly complex challenges, where both institutional needs and technologies evolve rapidly. Clients expect solutions that are fast, scalable and as intuitive as the social and personal applications they use daily. This demand for quality outcomes comes at the same time that we must support heightened security requirements—all on tightening budgets.
Successful IT leaders in this environment need to be well-versed in technical skills, but they must also be able to communicate effectively with a diverse clientele and to enable clients to feel knowledgeable and confident when using technology. The Academy will help you to discover, develop and apply those skills. The program consists of seven sessions to be held between September and March. Content provided by University, community and corporate presenters will include improving communication, professional presence, networking, collaboration, security, culture and a range of topics related to the University’s mission.
ITLA will be accepting applications again in the 2020-2021 academic year.
You should consider applying to ITLA if:
- You are an IT professional on the UA campus.
- You have on-the-job management experience, OR demonstrated management ability in previous professional development program(s).
- You want to further your career by helping to develop a culture of IT excellence at the UA.
- You want to strengthen your leadership skills.
ITLA applications will be reviewed by campus leaders with the assistance of the ITLA Application Review Committee. Criteria for selection include leadership potential, motivation, and ability to identify and meet IT challenges. Participation is limited to 24 to allow for focused support and personal interaction.