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Professional Development

EDUCAUSE offers professional development and networking opportunities to help higher education IT professionals, at all levels, advance in their career.

EDUCAUSE Career Center: job opportunities and recruitment for job openings within the higher education community

Discover the Best Ways to Advance Your Career: an interactive online guide to EDUCAUSE opportunties

Leadership and Management Programs

EDUCAUSE leadership programs help enhance your success as a current or future IT manager and leader.

EDUCAUSE Institute: immersive programs for new or current managers and leaders

Advanced Programs: for CIOs and executive IT leaders, these programs help leaders to inspire, advocate, and advance change

Project Management Institute (PMI): course discounts and free articles for members

Contributing to the Greater Good

Fellowships and Awards

EDUCAUSE grant programs were established to expand opportunities for information technology professionals to attend EDUCAUSE events, thus helping to build future leaders.

Fellowships: recognize a combination of past achievement, personal and institutional commitment, potential benefit, and financial need

EDUCAUSE Awards: provide professional recognition for leadership and exemplary practice in the community

Getting Involved

EDUCAUSE and its members work together to further our mission.

Volunteer Opportunities: members share their skills and knowledge beyond their campus, contributing to the greater good of the profession

Mentoring Resources: colleagues connecting for mutually beneficial professional relationships


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Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.


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Jump Start Your Career Growth

Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.


EDUCAUSE organizes its efforts around three IT Focus Areas



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Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.



2015 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations

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EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of higher education IT leaders and professionals.