University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW IT Connects

UW IT Connects recognizes that people are the highest value of a successful information and technology enterprise.

Sponsored by the Office of the CIO and Vice Provost of Information Technology in partnership with campus affiliates, UW IT Connects addresses areas of professional development and networking by creating events and programming to enable a diverse set of opportunities for the community to engage.

Why UW IT Connects?

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UW IT Connects serves campus IT professionals by

  • Developing leadership skills
  • Promoting individual career growth
  • Fostering an environment of leadership
  • Building relationships across campus
  • Facilitating information-sharing among peers


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UW Women in IT (UW WIT)

Advocates for the recruitment, retention and advancement of women within the field of Information Technology.

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Leadership Improv

Learn and practice improvisational skills to help tackle difficult situations experienced in a technology leader’s daily work.

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Leadership Breakfast

Timely leadership topics and presentations for the UW-Madison IT community. Professional development and networking opportunities.

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IT Leadership Program (ITLP)

ITLP offers a proven approach to building IT leaders that combines feedback, development goals, one-on-one coaching, workshop instruction and applied learning.


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UW IT Mentoring

Pairs new or current employees with experienced peers who have skills & knowledge relevant to the mentee’s needs.


Computer Lab Administrators Community (CLAC)

Connects computer lab administrators across campus to share best practices and find efficiencies and commonalities.

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UW-Madison participants in large national group whose mission is to “advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.”

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UW IT Professionals

A campus-wide, grassroots organization for IT employees to collaborate and share resources. Programming and training for faculty, staff, students.


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Information & Technology Leadership Conference

Join other information and technology professionals each year at UW‑Madison’s Union South.

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IT Professionals Conference

Forge meaningful connections among campus IT staff around timely topics. Organized by campus IT professionals for campus IT professionals.

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ITLP Forward

Supports incoming ITLP cohorts with activities that answer common questions, engage in program work and reinforce ITLP goals.

UW IT Connects events