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“Leadership can be
learned; in fact,
it has to be learned.
There are very few
born leaders.”

Peter Drucker


IT Leaders @ University of Wisconsin System
Program Overview and Goals

The IT Leaders @ University of Wisconsin System Program has been designed:

  • To enhance the professional and personal development of individuals who will play increasingly important management and leadership roles within information technology.
  • To broaden each participant's understanding of the strategic and technological issues facing the University of Wisconsin System.
  • To strengthen the relationships within and across the participating schools to foster the collaboration needed to leverage resources when working on common interests.


Program Design

Participants will enjoy a comprehensive program structured around three tracks...

leadership model

A Workshop Track

This track consists of five intensive workshop sessions focused on providing a conceptual framework while building selected competencies needed to fulfill the leadership and management roles particular to university IT organizations.

The five sessions are spaced over eight months, each with pre-work and application assignments to be completed between the sessions.

An Applied Learning Track

An applied learning track will engage participants in practicing the leadership ideas and lessons presented during the course of the program. Individuals will be encouraged to apply what they learn to their current work and report back on their experiences; they will engage in small experiments to test out new approaches; and they will explore strategic issues important to their field.

An Individual Development Track

Each participant is expected to commit to an individual development plan that includes receiving feedback from a 360° survey process, completing a self-assessment, establishing goals, and participating in one-on-one coaching sessions. This program component is designed to support people doing the individual "work on self" that is a critical dimension of the developmental process.

Please read our one page overview of coaching to find out how you can take best advantage of this opportunity.

Workshops in the Program

Session One • Nov 3-4, 2011 • UW-Madison

Session Two • Jan 10-11, 2012 • UW-Milwaukee

Session Three • Feb 28-29, 2012 • UW-Green Bay

Session Four • May 1-2, 2012 • UW-Superior

Session Five • Jun 26-27, 2012 •UW-Stevens Point

Competencies Addressed by the Program

Click here for a list of the competencies.


Click on the button below to access the Getting Started Assignments page.



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