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 information technology. Topics and speakers were identified based on feedback from focus groups of IT professionals and state agency CEOs.

Week #1: March 5 – 8, 2024
Week #2: April 9 – 12, 2024

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


Individuals nominated by their Executive Director/University President in conjunction with the Chief Information Officer of individual agencies and universities. Nominations should be sent directly to GCMD@austin.utexas.edu and include the nominee’s name, title, address, phone number and email address and a summary of why your nominee would be a good candidate for this program. 

Nominations are due by February 15, 2024 and participants will be notified of their acceptance by February 23.

Tuition $3500

2024 topics include:

  • 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