ELITE Program

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.

This is a unique executive leadership program only held once every two years.

Program/nomination details will be on the GCMD website by October 2, 2017.  Nominations from the CEO or CIO will be accepted starting on October 9, 2017.

2018 Dates:
Week 1 - February 27- March 2
Week 2 - April 10-13
Location: TBA

Who Should Attend Tuition
Individuals nominated by the Executive Director/University President in conjunction with the Chief Information Officer of individual agencies and universities. $2,100 (early bird) and $2,400 (regular). Participants will be invoiced upon their acceptance to ELITE. Payable by check or direct deposit.

2016 topics included:

  • 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