Application Deadline: November 13, 2019
Program Dates: January 16 – May 8, 2020
What Is ITLA?
The Information Technology Leadership Academy is a 17 week program for public sector IT professionals with a focus on developing leadership skills.
Participants in the academy are selected from local state, county, and city agencies agencies and departments that work in information technology programs. Individuals with a vision for enterprise-wide thinking, strong potential for career advancement into executive or senior management positions and experience carrying out their organization’s mission and vision are ideal candidates for acceptance into this program.
The program cost is $4,000
How It Works
ITLA participants expand their skills in leadership, executive presentations, business communications, and team building. As they hone their skills, students also learn about the legislative budget process, organizational change management, and develop interviewing skills for the executive level.
The academic delivery model includes traditional classroom sessions, group discussions, expert speakers, and real life scenarios in which participants address real world problems with realistic solutions.
Classes are taught by private instructors, IT executives, and prior graduates. Each academy class has program coaches that are typically prior graduates of ITLA. They ensure the participants have a positive experience and provide guidance and wisdom.
Participants will meet new, interesting, and dynamic peers who were recommended by their department’s CIO and selected into the program. Participants will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with experts from other state agencies who lead the academy.
How To Apply
The ITLA application period is now open and closes at 5:00PM on November 13, 2019.
All prospective participants must submit the following:
- Complete and submit the formal application by the noted due date
- Submit a letter of recommendation/nomination from your department’s Chief Information Officer (CIO)
- Application Form
- Upload CIO Recommendation/Nomination Letter
- Phone (best number to call)
- Work email