OneIT: MOR IT Leadership Development 2019

One emphasis of Georgia Tech’s OneIT program is to promote professional development of IT staff across Georgia Tech, through activities like IT@GT 101 and other peer-to-peer learning; on-campus training opportunities; interest groups, book club, speaker series, and other activities.

Through OneIT, the Office of Information Technology will again make available an additional professional development opportunity: the MOR IT Leaders Program. This established program, which draws participation from many respected higher education institutions, seeks to enhance the professional development of individuals who will play management and leadership roles within higher education information technology. More information here:

GT’s planned participation in this program in 2019 will consist of two cohorts of approximately six members each, drawing from both within OIT and campus units.

The program involves a significant commitment of time and resources on an individual and institutional level, including:

  • Time commitment, including four 3-day in-person instructional meetings in various cities, as well as significant time reading and preparing for these meetings
  • Monetary commitment: the program costs approximately $7k per participant as well as travel expenses (estimated $6k). For the campus cohort, OIT will cover the $7k program cost, with the home unit of the individual contributing the travel costs
  • Administrative agreement: the leadership of the campus participant’s unit (e.g., Dean, School Chair, Director) must agree to allow the necessary time for participation in the program, as well as to fund travel cost mentioned above

Note that this program is available only to IT staff currently serving in a management role (i.e., with direct reports).

The OneIT steering committee will evaluate and make recommendations for campus IT community nominees. OIT has a separate process in place to identify participants. All recommendations will ultimately be presented to GT leadership for approval.

The nomination process for campus nominees will require:

  • A brief nomination letter supporting the nomination (600 words maximum). Either a self-nomination or nomination by a colleague is acceptable. This should address how the candidate and GT could be expected to benefit from the individual’s participation in the program; factors suggesting the candidate’s prospects for success in the program; and any other supporting reasons for the nomination.
  • Confirmation that the candidate’s unit leadership agrees to the potential commitment of time and money. (The OneIT steering committee will solicit this agreement on behalf of nominees while evaluating nominations.)

Those with potential interest who want to talk to past participants may contact one or more of the graduates of the most recent program listed below.

Campus nominations should be made through

by end of day on October 24 2018.

2018 MOR ITLP Graduates:
Joe Blount
Alana DeAngelis
Steve Goeke
Jeff Fischer
Stephen Fuller
Steve Hodges
Charles Leggett
Paul Manno
Kevin McVay
Noel Moreno
Ed Nelsen
Diego Remolina
Lawrence Sharp
Shannon Thomas
Angi Whatley
Charlie Wright