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Week 1 - Feb 16-19, 2016 &

Week 2 - April 26-29, 2016



$1950 if paid before February 6, 2016 and $2300 after February 6, 2016

Participants will be invoiced upon their acceptance to ELITE.

Payable by Check or Direct Deposit


Who Should Attend

Individuals nominated by the Executive Director/University President in conjunction with the Chief Information Officer of individual agencies and universities.

Executive Leadership for Information Technology Excellence (ELITE)

The LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Department of Information Resources are pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate in Executive Leadership for Information Technology Excellence (ELITE)

The purpose of this executive program (two sessions of 3-1/2 days each) is to develop the executive competencies needed for leadership roles in technology information offices. Topics and speakers were identified based on feedback from focus groups of IT professionals and state agency CEOs.

If you hope to send someone to ELITE 2016, be sure to get your nominations in.  This is a unique executive leadership program only held once every two years. Don’t miss your chance!  Previous attendees will vouch for what a great opportunity it is.
We give precedence to a maximum of 2 nominations from any state agency/university.  After Dec 16th, we’ll consider anyone else on the nominee list – 3rd and 4th nominees from state organizations, local government participants, etc.  Many years, this program fills with a waiting list, so don’t delay!

Proposed 2016 Topics

  • Texas Government/IT Environment - Legislative Process
  • Leadership Strategies: Emotional Intelligence
  • Written Communication
  • Preparing for an IT Audit
  • Cyber Security
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • The Evolving Role of the CIO
  • The DIR/IRM Intersect
  • Executive Decision Making
  • CIO Learning Lab
  • Effective Meetings
  • IRM Overview and Responsibilities
  • Individual Development Planning
  • IT Strategic Planning
  • IT Issues for Group Presentations
  • Advocacy
  • Measuring IT Performance
  • Data for Decision Making
  • Communicating with the Legislature
  • Managing Organizational Change
  • Assessing and Managing Risk

There will also be an ELITE Alumni Reception in week one and a Shadowing/Mentoring Experience between week one and week two.