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Which Development Activities are Right for You?

           STEP 1: Choose your Career Level to determine your best opportunities

Frontline Staff

Your role does not manage other people or projects and you work as part of a team or as an individual contributor. You are looking for opportunities to become involved in the broader higher education IT community, find a mentor, and be proactive in your career development.

Management

You're a manager or supervisor of projects and/or teams. You are looking for ways to engage with colleagues to share ideas, find proven solutions, enhance your skill sets, or explore the latest research and IT trends.

CIO/Senior Leadership

You are a CIO or senior IT leader at the director level or above and want to refresh and broaden your perspective. You are looking to connect with peers, expand your vision, execute plans, and lead change at your institution.

  • Frontline Staff

  • Management

  • CIO/Senior Leadership

 

Investment Level

STEP 2: Choose your desired time and financial investment level

COMMUNITY

 

Use the EDUCAUSE Member Directory to:
  • Establish your EDUCAUSE profile
  • Locate a senior member to serve as a potential job shadow opportunity
  • Start your personal network
  • Locate a senior member to serve as a mentor
Other opportunities

CONTENT

 

Read a higher education IT-related publication such as:
  1. (Find out if your institution is an ECAR subscriber or ELI member to access specific resources)
  • Browse EDUCAUSE Resources to identify colleagues and opportunities for broader engagement across your institution

EVENTS

 

INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

 

COMMUNITY

 

Volunteer for informal EDUCAUSE opportunities:
  • Focus groups, virtual communities, content reviews, and surveys
  • Advise on specialized content within your domain of expertise
Volunteer for EDUCAUSE conference-related opportunities:
  • Proposal reader for Connect events or special topic events
  • Join or lead a conference social media team
  • Other conference-support activities

CONTENT

 

Write or co-author an article in a higher education IT-related publication such as:

(Find out if your institution is an ECAR subscriber or ELI member to access specific resources)

EVENTS

 

Attend EDUCAUSE Connect, the Annual Conference, or a Special Topic Event and:
  • Participate in newcomer's events
  • Use the online program to volunteer to convene a session
  • Use the online program and attendee list to connect with other attendees before, during, and after the event
  • Tweet about the event
Additional opportunity:

INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

 

 

COMMUNITY

 

  • Volunteer to serve on an EDUCAUSE Advisory Committee or Conference Program Committee

CONTENT

 

EVENTS

 

Attend EDUCAUSE Connect, the Annual Conference, or a Special Topic Event and:
  • Propose and deliver a session (e.g. face-to-face, online, poster)
  • Take advantage of EDUCAUSE Speaker Concierge services to develop and enhance your presentation skills
  • Attend other higher education information technology events

INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

 

COMMUNITY

 

Use the EDUCAUSE Member Directory to:
  • Establish your EDUCAUSE profile
  • Find potential job shadow opportunities for your staff
  • Enhance your personal network
  • Identify opportunities to work in consulting/advisory roles with nearby institutions

 

  • Use the EDUCAUSE Career Center to find a position or post an open position

CONTENT

 

Read a higher education IT-related publication such as:

(Find out if your institution is an ECAR subscriber or ELI member to access specific resources)

EVENTS

 

INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

 

COMMUNITY

 

Volunteer for informal EDUCAUSE opportunities:
  • Focus groups, virtual communities, content reviews, and surveys
  • Advise on specialized content withing your domain of expertise
Volunteer for EDUCAUSE conference-related opportunities:
  • Proposal reader for Connect events or special topic events
  • Join or lead a conference social media team
  • Other conference-support activities

CONTENT

 

Write or co-author an article in a higher education IT-related publication such as:

(Find out if your institution is an ECAR subscriber or ELI member to access specific resources)

EVENTS

 

Attend EDUCAUSE Connect, the Annual Conference, or a Special Topic Event and:
Additional opportunity:

INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

 

COMMUNITY

 

  • Volunteer to serve on an EDUCAUSE Advisory Committee or Conference Program Committee

CONTENT

 

EVENTS

 

Attend EDUCAUSE Connect, the Annual Conference, or a Special Topic Event and:
  • Propose and deliver a session (e.g. face-to-face, online, poster)
  • Facilitate a discussion session
  • Propose and facilitate a half- or full-day workshop
  • Take advantage of EDUCAUSE Speaker Concierge services to develop and enhance your presentation skills

INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

 

COMMUNITY

 

Use the EDUCAUSE Member Directory:
  • Establish your EDUCAUSE profile
  • Be shadowed in your job
  • Strengthen your network
  • Identify other CIOs/CTOs/VPs and develop opportunities for staff to work in consulting/advisory roles
  • Use the EDUCAUSE Career Center to find a position or post an open position

CONTENT

 

Read a higher education IT-related publication such as:

(Find out if your institution is an ECAR subscriber or ELI member to access specific resources)

EVENTS

 

INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

 

COMMUNITY

 

CONTENT

 

Write or co-author an article in a higher education IT-related publication such as:

(Find out if your institution is an ECAR subscriber or ELI member to access specific resources)

EVENTS

 

Attend EDUCAUSE Connect, the Annual Conference, or a Special Topic Event and:

INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

 

COMMUNITY

 

CONTENT

 

EVENTS

 

Attend EDUCAUSE Connect, the Annual Conference, or a Special Topic Event and:
  • Attend other higher education information technology events

INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

 

Serve as Director or Faculty for one of the EDUCAUSE Institute programs:

Have questions? Need more information about these opportunities? Contact EDUCAUSE Professional Development staff at pd@educause.edu.

 

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