IT Leadership Program (ITLP)

About the Program

Since starting the ITLP program in 2012, UC Berkeley has had more than 47 graduates of the IT Leadership Program (ITLP). Participants include campus-wide IT professionals. MOR Associates was chosen as the training platform for our IT professionals. MOR Associates has been supporting, advising and developing leaders since 1983. Over the past 15 years their keystone offering has been the MOR IT Leaders Program. This multi-track program has run well over 100 times, serving over 20 of the top tier higher educational institutions in the US, including Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Michigan State, Indiana University, NYU, Penn State, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin, and MIT.

The program is delivered in a multi-school format or to an on campus cohort. There have also been numerous universities that have sponsored leadership program, designed to develop individual capabilities as well as the ability to work together across the institution.

Program Objectives

  • 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 higher education institutions and how each institution is shaping its choices.
  • To strengthen the relationships within and across the participating universities to foster the collaboration needed to leverage resources when working on common interests.

Program Design

The program provides a variety of learning opportunities encompassed in four tracks:

  • The Workshop Track - Workshops, spaced over eight months, focus on building competencies that you agree are needed to fulfill the leadership and management roles particular to your university.
  • The Applied Learning Track - Workshop pre-work and assignments to be completed between the sessions provide participants opportunities to meaningfully practice the leadership concepts and lessons presented during the program. Participants apply what they learn to their current work; they engage in small experiments to test out new approaches; and they explore strategic, systemic and technical topics relevant to your university’s future.
  • The Individual Development Track - “Work on self” is a critical dimension of the program. Each participant creates and pursues an individual development plan. The process includes 360° feedback, self-assessment, establishing goals, and one-on-one sessions with one of our experienced coaches.
  • The Leadership Community Track - Throughout the program we put considerable emphasis on building a leadership community. Workshops are interactive; affinity groups are charged with work between sessions; and participants are assigned peer coaches. The bonds formed during the program become critical currency for getting things done across the organization. Participants learn from each other, rely on each other, and sustain their relationships beyond the program end date.

View Program Themes and Topics


MOR Leadership Framework

image for 5 W's of leadership

This illustration is our short take on the 5 W's of leadership: Who, What, Where, Why, and When

MOR Leadership Memory Jogger

MOR Leadership Memory Jogger

An abreviated collection of important leadership concepts

ITLP Testimonials

participants of ITLP

“It was an absolute gift to be able to participate with the MOR team and other leaders in this context. In addition, the tools, techniques, and best practices in the areas of both leadership and management have re-stocked my quiver and I now have a whole new perspective from which to carry on my leadership-journey.”

Benjamin Hubbard,
Educational Technology Services Manager
University of California, Berkeley

2017 National Program

Workshop 1: Jan. 10-12 at Rice
Workshop 2: March 28-30 at NYU
Workshop 3: June 13-15 at Georgia Tech
Workshop 4: Sept. 26-28 at UC Berkeley

Functional Sponsor

Liz Marsh, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff - OCIO

ITLP Program Contacts

James Kent Dudek, Director of Organizational Strategy, SAIT

Devin Jones, Manager of Software Development, Berkeley Law