University of Wisconsin–Madison
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IT Leadership Program

An Ideal Candidate

  • Willingness and commitment to do the work to improve one’s leadership skill set.
  • Openness to professional and personal growth together with the willingness to change is critical to becoming an adaptive, strategic, and inclusive leader.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse leadership community and dedication to inclusivity and equity.

Program Design

BTAA IT Leaders Program

  • Applications will be opening soon
  • 10-month program starting in November 2021
  • BTAA only cohort for 2022, (there is no UW System cohort for 2022)
  • Hybrid in-person & virtual format, this program will involve travel
  • Leverages 4 applied learning methods described below

Please note, given this year’s circumstances, the BTAA IT Leaders Program will only have 1 small cohort with a limited number of participants. 

This program will consist of 4 methods of applied learning (called tracks), more detail can be found in the 2022 MOR Leaders Program Brochure.

  • Individual learning through a 360 assessment & coaching with MOR Coaches
  • Learning at immersive workshops for competency development
  • Applied learning through reflection, projects, & asynchronous readings
  • Community learning through peer coaching & affinity project teams

In addition to a coach from MOR, you will be assigned a peer coach that you will meet with regularly throughout the program.

The BTAA IT Leaders Program cycle is two years. In the second year, the cohort will serve as facilitators for the applied learning sessions for the next year’s ITLP participants.

Lead from Where You Are

  • Applications open now
  • 8-month program starting early 2022
  • 25 participants in a UW-Madison-only cohort
  • Fully remote, with a potential for transition to hybrid if preferred
  • Leverages the 4 learning methods from BTAA ITLP Program above

2022 MOR Lead from Where You Are Brochure

This program is similar to the BTAA IT Leaders program, but the content and competencies are tailored to service coordinators, technical leads, individual contributors, and front-line managers who may or may not have direct reports (including student staff).

All Lead

  • Applications open now
  • 7-month program starting early 2022
  • 25 participants in a UW-Madison-only cohort
  • 2-hour remote workshops for each competency (5 competencies total)
  • Applied practice for 30 days between workshops
  • Fully remote/virtual format

2022 All Lead Brochure

The All Lead program is focused on investing widely in our community and building shared experiences, leadership culture, and language among the cohort at a larger scale. This program is aimed at building point-of-need leadership skills selected by the participating institution for a large cohort.

The competencies for this cohort will be:

  • Leadership, Feedback, and Practices
  • A Leader’s Role in Creating an Inclusive Environment 
  • Balancing Leading, Managing, and Doing – Focusing on the Important 
  • Developing a Strategic Mindset
  • Influence and Leading Change

Because the program is structured over a 9-month period, I was able to practice these new methodologies and receive coaching after each session. This was by far the best leadership program I’ve attended in my career, and I’m grateful for the experience.

Laura Grady, 2016 ITLP Graduate

The ITLP Commitment

Background

ITLP is a unique professional development opportunity and one that requires a high level of participation and engagement, both during and after the program. 

All three programs provide opportunities for established and emerging IT leaders on campus to further develop their leadership skills, broaden their professional networks, and engage more deeply in the IT leadership community.

The BTAA IT Leaders Program Commitment

The BTAA IT Leaders Program cycle is a commitment of two years. The first year spans approximately 10 months and consists of workshops and facilitated applied learning sessions. In addition, cohort members will complete reading and research assignments and participate in coaching sessions. Participants can expect to spend at least 1 to 2 hours a week on ITLP-related activities.

During the second year, cohort members serve as facilitators for the applied learning sessions  of the incoming year’s ITLP participants.

Lead From Where You Are Commitment

Similar to the BTAA IT Leaders Program, the first year spans approximately 10 months and consists of workshops and applied learning sessions. In addition, cohort members will complete reading and research assignments and participate in coaching sessions. Participants can expect to spend at least 1 to 2 hours a week on ITLP-related activities.

After completion of the program, participants are expected to meet with their cohort quarterly during the following year to maintain and grow their  cohort community bonds and to continually develop new skills. Participants are also strongly encouraged to participate in ITLP Forward events and other IT Connects programming.

All Lead Commitment 

The All Lead program has five workshops that extend across eight months. It includes learning team meetings and coaches open office sessions scheduled after each workshop.

After completion of the program, All Lead participants are expected to meet with their cohort quarterly during the following year to maintain and grow their cohort community bonds and to continually develop new skills development. Participants are also strongly encouraged to participate in ITLP Forward events and other IT Connects programming.

Alumni 

We encourage ITLP alumni to continue to engage with the ITLP community after they complete their program commitments. Program alumni can stay connected to the ITLP community through networking and special event attendance, which cohorts in their first and second year are also welcome to participate in. 

This high level of participation ensures the ITLP community at UW-Madison stays active and engaged both during and after the program. These opportunities also allow participants to practice and grow their leadership skills and abilities.

Alumni are also encouraged to join the ITLP Forward committee within IT Connects and to offer their time as coaches and facilitators in annual programming.

The MOR leadership program has been one of the best investment of career, as far as training goes. It gave me a new perspective about what a leadership is about. It helps me understand that we all should be a leader, by being a change agent, at our individual level within our organization. I have constantly used many of the tools, and techniques taught to us during the program in my decision-making processes.

FRESNEL HOUECANDE, 2017 ITLP GRADUATE

Fees & Nomination Process

The CIO’s office covers the cost of tuition. Fees for travel, lodging, and per diem are the responsibility of the School/College/Division of the participant. Costs vary by cohort as host locations rotate annually. The 2022 BTAA cohort will travel to 2-3 locations, some requiring airfare.

The application and selection processes are facilitated by ITLP Forward, a subcommittee of UW IT Connects. A review committee makes selection recommendations to the CIO. Final cohorts will be approved and notified in early November.

The MOR Leaders Program was and has been the best Leadership program that I’ve attended during my career. The most valuable takeaways for me were the connections I made throughout and after the program, and the training that helped me to assess any situation with different perspectives.

CHING-TZU CHIEN, 2014 ITLP GRADUATE

For More Information

Contact ITLP Forward Co-leads Cameron Cook and Peter Boguszewski.