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New IT Managers Program at Connect Denver

This program is for first-time managers with less than two years’ experience or those who aspire to management roles within higher education IT. The program provides the basic skills critical for managing and supervising people, processes and projects. Experienced IT leaders facilitate the EDUCAUSE New IT Managers program.  

All sessions have been carefully designed to be accessible for those just beginning to manage in a professional setting while allowing flexibility to extend learning for those with some previous experience in one or two of the program elements.

The program will cover topics like:

  • Communication Dynamics
  • Finance and Budgeting
  • Managing Up and Moving Up
  • Performance Management
  • Prioritization and Delegation
  • Project Management


>> NOTE: Corporate registrations cannot be accepted. Registration is limited to 50 active participants. By registering for NITM, you are not eligible to attend Day 1 or Day 2 of Connect, nor the CIO Experience.


Daily Agenda


Wednesday, March 2

7:30–8:15 a.m.

8:15–8:45 a.m.

8:45–10:15 a.m.

10:15–10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon

3:00–4:30 p.m.

4:30–5:30 p.m.



Thursday, March 3

8:00–8:30 a.m.

8:30–10:30 a.m.

10:30–10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

12:15–1:15 p.m.

1:15–2:30 p.m.

2:30–3:00 p.m.



Friday, March 4 (optional)

8:30–10:30 a.m.

Mentor Mapping: Creating a Community to Build the Profession

Join the Connect program to contribute to building a mentoring program.


Registration Open


Who Should Attend?

Early-stage IT professionals (less than two years' experience) in higher education who are taking on supervisory and management roles for the very first time, or aspire to do so.

Multiple attendees from one Institution/campus may attend together.


Program Faculty

Susan Malisch, VP-CIO
Loyola University Chicago

Mark Walbert, Associate Vice President for Academic Technologies
Illinois State University


Co-Developed with NERCOMP

This program was developed in conjunction with the NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP), an EDUCAUSE Affiliate. See for more information.


Contact Information

For general information about this meeting, including registration, please contact EDUCAUSE Member Services: