Application Deadline: December 12, 2018

Program Dates: January 24 – May 10, 2019

What Is ITLA?

The Information Technology Leadership Academy is a 14 week program for state IT professionals with a focus on developing leadership skills.

Participants in the academy are selected from state agencies and departments that work in information technology programs. Individuals with a vision for enterprise-wide thinking, strong potential for career advancement, and experience carrying out their organization’s mission and vision are ideal candidates for acceptance into this program.

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.

Professional Development

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 4 p.m. on December 12, 2018.
All prospective participants must submit the following:

Please contact the Office of Professional Development for questions and further information at ITLA@state.ca.gov.