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Today’s IT organization must be resilient and visionary. To thrive in today's fast-paced environment, leaders at all levels of the IT organization, from the CIO to the help desk, must embrace everyday challenges while planning for the future. This collection of resources was created to help institutions prepare current and future leaders for the ever-changing higher education environment.
Successful Leaders and IT Careers: The EDUCAUSE 2014 Award Winners (EDUCAUSE Review May/June 2015)
- Gathering No Moss: Followership and Leadership A successful leader must first know how to follow.
- Modeling Leadership All leadership models have pros and cons; successful leaders will develop their own model and their own style.
- Leading as an Intentional Journey Leadership may not start out as a destination, but for successful leaders, it becomes an intentional journey.
- Planning the IT Career You Want The wide range and scope of careers within higher education information technology requires active planning for the career that is right for you.
- Technology in Higher Education: Defining the Strategic Leader IT is simultaneously more challenging, relevant, and exciting than ever; leading IT requires unique characteristics and capabilities. But what qualities make for a successful IT leader in this environment?
The Chief Information Officer in Higher Education, 2014 Reports, CHECS, July 2014. This study provides information about higher education CIOs’ attributes, education, experience, and effectiveness and about the technology professionals who are likely to replace these CIOs.
Challenge Accepted! Why CIO Is the Best Job on Campus, EDUCAUSE Review Online, April 21st, 2014. In our inaugural transmedia piece, EDUCAUSE asks the question, is the CIO position the pinnacle of a technology career—or a powerless position? Five CIOs tell us why they think they have the best job on campus.
Filling the IT Leadership Pipeline: A Panel Discussion, EDUCAUSE Review Online, January 2012. Six CIOs and senior technology leaders talk about their backgrounds, the strengths and skills needed for future CIOs, and the challenges of preparing the next generation of CIOs. They list the most critical competencies for current and future CIOs, and they debate whether these competencies are changing.
Aspiring and Residing IT Leaders: A Legacy for the Future, EDUCAUSE Review Online, January 2012. Keith McIntosh, winner of the inaugural EDUCAUSE Rising Star Award talks about becoming a leader and developing future leaders in the IT professional community. He outlines three steps that aspiring leaders can take to cultivate their leadership skills and three steps that residing leaders can take to leave a lasting legacy.
The Higher Education CIO: Portrait of Today, Landscape of Tomorrow, EDUCAUSE Live! December 2011. This webinar highlights findings from a study of the same name from the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR).
Institution Leadership Programs
The Pennsylvania State University’s “IT Connects” IT leadership skill development program.
EDUCAUSE Professional Development – below is a list of Institute Programs, including audience and program objectives
- A CIO, librarian, information technology professional, or administrator with a least seven years’ experience
- To learn how to create a collaborative community that takes leadership on critical issues to develop a platform for collective action
- An IT professional new to or aspiring to management
- Outlines the basic skills critical for management and supervision of projects, units and people
- Existing manager with some supervisory experience
- Practical skill development in effective management
- New CIO or an experienced senior-level leader aspiring to CIO/executive-level leadership
- Critical success skills for executive leaders & keys to understanding institution-wide IT strategy
- Experienced individual in a learning technology position who aspires to a leadership role
- To understand higher education leadership, attributes of effective leaders, and strategic skills for influencing decision-making
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Leadership Development
- Clients Get It, So Must We
January 23, 2012
Marilyn A. McMillan is Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Technology Officer for New York University In October 2011, EDUCAUSE granted its highest ho…
- Leadership for Constant Change
January 23, 2012
Diana G. Oblinger ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) is President and CEO of EDUCAUSE. This issue of EDUCAUSE Review focuses on leadership and celebrates leaders in the higher educati…
- EDUCAUSE Review Magazine, Volume 47, Number 1, January/February 2012
January 23, 2012
EDUCAUSE Review Volume 47, Number 1 January/February 2012 Why IT Matters to Higher Education features Information Technology: A View …
- Frye Leadership Institute 2.0: Educating, Incubating, and Innovating Change
October 24, 2011
George F. Claffey Jr. ( email@example.com ) is Chief Information Officer for Charter Oak State College and the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium. Katherine Furlong ( furl…
- Women as Current and Future CIOs
October 30, 2009
© 2009 Wayne Brown and Polley McClure. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses…
- In Service to Higher Education
October 19, 2007
Â© 2007 Cynthia Golden. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/…
- Twelve Habits of Successful IT Professionals
January 1, 2006
Ã‚Â© 2006 Brian L. Hawkins EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 41, no. 1 (January/February 2006): 56–67. Brian L. Hawkins is President of EDUCAUSE. A version of this article will be published …
- Summer Camp - Then and Now
July 22, 2004
© 2004 EDUCAUSE EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 39, no. 4 (July/August 2004): 72. Many of us have fond memories of spending a week or two at summer camp during the long, hot, lazy months o…
- Ten Lessons on Leadership
January 1, 2004
© 2004 Polley Ann McClure EDUCAUSE Review , vol. 39, no. 2 (March/April 2004): 18–26. Polley Ann McClure, Vice-President for Information Technologies and Professor of Ecology and Evol…
- "So, I Want You to Lead": Advice to a New Leader
January 1, 2003
Ã‚Â© 2003 James D. Bruce EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 38, no. 6 (November/December 2003): 10–11. Just over two decades ago, Bill Dickson, then MIT's senior vice-president, as…