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.
For 2017, Berkeley participants worked with colleagues from Rice University, New York University, Stanford, and Georgia Tech. As part of the curriculum, participants share a reflection about their leadership journey. This series for Wisdom Cafe republishes some of those reflections.
Michelle Bautista, July 2017
“I wanted to take this opportunity thank you for the support you had provided me as one of my managers. While the context at that time was turbulent, I will always appreciate the humanity that you brought to the role.”
“Regardless of what we discover, we must understand and truly believe that everyone did the best job he or she could, given what was known at the time, his or her skills and abilities, the resources available, and the situation at hand.” -Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews by Norm Kerth