IT Leadership Academy
The application process for 2016-2017 is now closed. Check back in spring of 2017 for 2017-2018 application details.
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 Office of the CIO and Division of Human Resources.
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 2016 and March 2017. 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.
You should apply 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.