ITLW 2016 Cohort Nominations Are Open

The IT Leadership Workshop is seeking nominations for the 2016 cohort. This workshop is targeted toward IT professionals who have demonstrated leadership skills and have a strong desire to advance those skills.  The workshop delivers introductory and advanced leadership concepts through active participation of the cohort.  The three month experience provides opportunities for the members to practice new skills using relevant case studies from the University environment.

Below are the criteria for nominations, the workshop overview, and themes. Nominations can be submitted by any individual. Attending individual leadership coaching sessions, participating in group project work, and completing reading assignments outside of the workshop over the three month period are required. Therefore, individuals must commit to attending all three workshops and completing assignments in between sessions. Please send questions to Jackie Kern, and submit nominations and reference letter using the ITLW 2016 Nomination Form by March 9, 2016.

On behalf of the ITLW 2016 Planning Team, thank you for your consideration of this nominations request.

Nomination Requirements

  • Peer and self-nominations are both accepted.
  • Nominations should include the following information about the nominee:
    • department
    • areas of responsibility
    • any current supervisory responsibilities
    • leadership capability and development potential
    • commitment to professional development
  • Self-nominees will need to submit a letter of reference/support from a peer or supervisor.
  • Letters of reference should be no longer than 500 words.

Who Should Be Considered

  • The majority of the cohort will be Urbana campus IT professionals but there are spaces reserved for IT professionals from UIC and UIS.
  • Any IT professional or other professionals working in an IT environment.
  • Individual is viewed as an emerging leader (but does not have to currently be a manager).
  • Individual is involved in campus initiatives and has opportunities to lead across campus.
  • Individual is committed to professional development.

Workshop Overview

  • Three full day sessions: May 26, June 30, July 21
  • The cost per person is $300.
  • Located off campus at Allerton.
  • Lunch is provided.
  • 25 nominated attendees representing numerous campus units. These should be people either in existing leadership positions or viewed as emerging leaders.
  • Instruction done by ITLP/ITLW graduates.
  • Materials and structure developed by ITLP graduates.
  • MOR Associates facilitates ITLP and provides suggestions and input for ITLW.

Workshop Themes

  • Defining Leadership
  • The Differences Between Leading, Managing, and Doing
  • Distinguishing Between and Managing Immediate versus Important
  • Delegation
  • Leading Through Change
  • Presence
  • Understanding and Engaging Stakeholders
  • Understanding Strategic, Cultural, and Political Viewpoints
  • Self-Awareness Assessment
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Facilitator and Peer Coaching of Participants
  • Leading in Today’s Collaborative Environment