UC Tech Academy: IT Leadership Program

Negotiation and conflict resolution, setting strategic priorities, time management, and culture change. These are among the real-world skills and concepts that UC IT staff learn during six intensive days of leadership training at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

The IT Leadership Program (initially called the UC IT Leadership Academy) was launched in 2015 by former UC CIO Tom Andriola (now vice chancellor for information technology and data at UCI), in partnership with the UC CIO Council and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. The program prepares emerging IT leaders from across the UC system to become stronger, more effective leaders and agents of change. They

  • receive the best content in strategic leadership, innovation, collaboration, and change management,
  • interact with peers from across the university and build relationships for future collaboration and
  • get the preparation to guide staff through change, challenge, and opportunities.

The program is held every 18 months and consists of two three-day sessions, several months apart. Participants are nominated by their CIOS. Eligible candidates demonstrate a strong performance and leadership record, are committed to supporting collaboration across locations, and have the ambition and potential to grow into senior leadership roles. 

Dates for the most recent program were October 18 - 20, 2021 and March 29 - 31, 2022. The next six-day program is planned for January 23 – 25, 2024, and April 16 – 18, 2024.

The process for candidate identification, consideration, and selection is managed locally by each CIO Council representative, and only candidate names will be accepted from a sponsoring UC Location CIO. Please contact your location’s CIO Council representative for more information.

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