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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
- 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 …
- In My Life: An Observation on Leadership Styles
January 1, 2004
The effectiveness of different leadership styles in reaching organizational goals is interesting to observe. Highly aggressive and domineering temperaments as well as caring, people-oriented person…
- Today's Clash of Cultures on College Campuses and the Role IT Needs to Play - Notes from a talk by Morris Beverage
June 13, 2008
Today's Clash of Cultures on College Campuses and the Role IT Needs to Play Morris Beverage President, Lakeland Community College General Session, EDUCAUSE Enterprise Information and T…
- Headless Leadership: Unconferences and Other Spontaneous Disruptions in Your Workplace
March 12, 2013
A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference
What happens when a small group of progressive thinkers picks a broad theme (mobile, the cloud) and decides to assemble an unknown group of fellow employees to talk about an ill-defined number of u…
- Project Management Maturity: Where Does Your Institution Fall?
March 12, 2013
A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference
Promoting a project management culture is a challenge for most institutions. They vary greatly in their use of PM tools and methodologies, and success is closely linked with implementation. Using…
- Information Technology Leadership in Higher Education: The Condition of the Community Key Findings
February 19, 2004
Information Technology Leadership in Higher Education: The Condition of the Community is a summary of the results of a quantitative survey of 1,850 IT leaders and professionals at 765 higher educ…
- 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…
- Filling a Void in IT Professional Development: Understanding Higher Education
June 8, 2004
This research bulletin suggests that there is a void in IT professional development programs specific to higher education. Northeastern University has established a course for IT professionals th…
- IT Leadership Development: The University of Kansas Mentoring Program
April 27, 2004
This research bulletin explores a key finding of the 2004 ECAR study, Information Technology Leadership in Higher Education: The Condition of the Community, that indicates that mentoring makes a …
- Reflections on Information Technology Leadership in Higher Education
April 13, 2004
In this case study, five experienced chief information officers share their insights about information technology leadership in higher education. They discuss the qualities of a good IT leader, w…