How to Apply

Who
ITLW is designed for participants to practice skills and concepts learned throughout the program at their jobs, therefore participants should be IT professionals who are viewed as emerging leaders and have a strong desire to enhance leadership practices.

When
The ITLW program 2021 dates are held from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the Allerton on the following dates:

  • Session 1: Wednesday, September 8th
  • Session 2: Wednesday, October 13th
  • Session 3: Tuesday, November 16th

How
ITLW has a small cohort size to provide ample opportunities for discussion, coaching, and practice for each participant.  As a result, seats are limited and cohort members are carefully selected based on their application materials through the following criteria:

  • 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.
  • An individual is viewed as an emerging leader (but does not have to currently be a manager).
  • An individual is involved in campus initiatives and has opportunities to lead across campus.
  • Individual is committed to professional development.

The application process uses self-nominations with a supporting letter of reference. Both submissions are required for consideration.  Applications for 2021 Program will NOT open. The previously selected 2020 cohort have been receiving virtual coaching throughout the year and will attend the workshop during the fall 2021 term.

  1. Verify that you are able to attend the 2021 sessions (listed above in the When section).
  2. Submit your application online using the ITLW 2020 Application. This form will likely take 15-25 minutes to complete. Partially completed forms may be saved and continued later, though for full consideration please submit by the application deadline.
  3. Secure a reference from a supervisor or peer and have them complete the ITLW 2020 Nomination form. Partially completed forms may be saved and continued later, though for full consideration please submit by the application deadline.

Cost
There is a fee of $350. The fee covers the cost of renting space at Allerton for three days, lunches, and some materials for the workshop. Based on our own experiences, and reinforced by those of fellow ITLP alums and graduates of the ITLW programs, being off-campus is important.