By Kristin Cordova. The UC Tech Academy: IT Leadership Program prepares emerging IT leaders from across the University of California (UC) to become more effective leaders, as agents of innovation and change management. Courses are taught by UC Berkeley Haas School of Business faculty to cohorts of employees who are in tech careers, or support those in technology, at the university. The program consists of two three-day sessions, several months apart. Participants also complete group projects between these two sessions. The program, which occurs every 18 months, graduates about 30 technology leaders who support one another in their careers, while contributing to the broader vision of digital transformation at the university. The process for candidate selection is managed locally by each CIO Council member. For those interested in being nominated or learning more about candidate selection, please contact your location’s CIO Council member. We hope you enjoy learning about the 2024 program, below. Please visit the UC Tech Academy: IT Leadership Program landing page to learn more about the history of the program.
2024 Program Details
UC Tech Academy: IT Leadership Program, Session 1 of 2
January 23 – 25, 2024 (Tuesday – Thursday)
Host: UC Tech Academy
Location: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
- Instruction in strategic leadership, innovation, and change management.
- Guiding staff through change, challenge, and opportunity.
Participants will also engage with peers from across the university, building a relationship network to support collaboration and innovation initiatives across UC.
- UC career employees from any UC location.
- Those who either work in, or support, information technology are eligible. We encourage participation by individuals both inside and outside traditional IT roles.
- Contract employees and consultants are not eligible.
Nomination process, selection criteria and timeline
- The call for nominations is sent to the CIO Council and announced publicly in the UC IT News Blog.
- Selection criteria are established independently by each location CIO
- Mid-October: CIOs submit nominations including the nominees’ name, title, email address, and a short paragraph with a supporting statement for each nominee, based on the selection criteria laid out by the location CIO.
- CIOs communicate results to their candidates
- As of November 29, 2023, nominations for the 2024 program are closed
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