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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 2015 Award Winners (EDUCAUSE Review November/December 2015)
- Embracing Differentiation and Reclaiming Audacity: An Interview with James Hilton. The multivariant pressure on higher education going forward—over the next five years and beyond—is going to be to get better at telling a story that embraces differentiation.
- On Becoming a Leader: Building Relationships and Creating Communities. The function of a leader is to lead and guide people who will follow with the same values. An effective leader thus must be able to build relationships and create communities.
- The Next-Gen IT Leader. Next-gen IT leaders will need to be purposeful about engaging various segments of their campus communities to build trust, form relationships, and engage in true collaboration.
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
- Professional Development for Aspiring CIOs
January 1, 2006
Professional Development Professional Development for Aspiring CIOs Constant change in higher education means that those aspiring to the CIO role must explore new avenues of flexibility and…
- Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT
January 1, 2006
Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT provides an overview of current principles and practices for mentoring and developing the next generation of IT leaders in higher e…
- Higher Education in the Age of Paradox: Fostering a Culture of Evidence
May 16, 2006
Presentation at the May 2006 ECAR Academy in Dedham, Massachusetts. "NERCOMP Presents: ECAR Academy" was developed jointly by NERCOMP and ECAR to develop the next generation of current …
- Professional Development for IT Leaders
January 1, 2006
Professional Development Professional Development for IT Leaders The aging of the current generation of IT leaders adds urgency to the professional development of future IT leaders from amo…
- Change at the University of Kansas: Process, Experimentation, and Collaboration
January 17, 2006
This research bulletin discusses how leaders at the University of Kansas merged the Libraries and Information Technology into an Information Services department using well-documented strategies f…
- 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 …
- Leadership Development: A Strategic Imperative for Higher Education
January 1, 2005
Linda Hill believes that leaders are made, not born, and that the development of leadership talent in higher education is fast becoming a strategic imperative. …
- IT Leadership in Higher Education
June 20, 2003
This is the June 2003 ECAR survey instrument used for ECAR Research Study concerning IT Leadership in Higher Education. This is the June 2003 ECA…
- Sherry Turkle - Readership Skills in a Culture of Simulation
January 1, 1997
Dr. Turkle has written numerous articles on psychoanalysis and culture and on the "subjective side" of people's relationships with technology, especially computers. She is the author…
- On the Road of Experience: Seven Observations on Leadership
January 1, 2004
Professional Development On the Road of Experience: Seven Observations on Leadership Successful leadership requires character as well as competence, and followers rather than subordinates …