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Jul 16th, 2014
8:40 AM - 10:00 AM
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Communicating effectively is vital to successfully leading IT in alignment with institutional mission. Accomplished CIOs actively hone skills for dialoguing with stakeholders and colleagues, building consensus, negotiating a business case, and presenting their professional persona through social media or a résumé. This topic examines communication approaches, studying how context and culture influence success of conveying a message.


  • Recognize communication styles and understand what works best in different contexts
  • Explore ways to use their communication style best to meet a given environment
  • Navigate how to translate technical information in a way that resonates as business language


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