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ITLC news for June 2017: Register for the annual MOR conference, and more

MOR Associates annual virtual conference

The IU IT Leadership Community will host an on-site morning session in conjunction with the afternoon virtual conference. All IU IT staff are invited to attend morning and afternoon but space is limited in the morning session, so don't wait. There is no cost to attend, but please register >>

With 2,080 work hours out of 8,760 total hours in a year, it is clear that people spend more time annually at work than doing anything else. Have you ever wondered why some love going to work, others tolerate going to work, and a few fundamentally dread going to work? Leaders, colleagues, constituents, and the overall organization culture have a great impact upon the experience people have -- resulting in a sense of engagement or disengagement. Attend this seminar and learn how to create a culture of engagement by:

  • defining engagement
  • exploring factors that create an environment of engagement or disengagement
  • learning specific strategies for leadership to put into action
  • fostering an "engagement is an inside job" mindset

Morning schedule

  • 8-8:30am -- Breakfast
  • 8:30-8:35am -- Welcome and introductions
  • 8:35-8:45am -- Pluses/deltas for ITLC
  • 8:45-9:30am -- Leadership Journey: Rob Lowden
  • 9:30-9:45am -- Networking break
  • 9:45-11:30am -- Engagement is an Inside Job: Deb Dunbar
  • 11:30am-noon -- Lunch

Afternoon schedule

  • Noon-4pm -- MOR Leaders Virtual Conference
  • 4-4:30pm -- Next steps/actions
  • 4:30-4:45pm -- Pluses/deltas for the day

Featured alumni

Nathan Byrer

"After the IT Leadership Program, I felt like I was empowered to be a leader in any setting." Read more in IT Connections >> 

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Summer book group

This summer, we will be reading "The DevOps Handbook," a follow-up to "The Phoenix Project" which introduces some DevOps topics through a fictional story.  (Reading "The Phoenix Project" is not required.) "The DevOps Handbook" presents concrete principles, techniques to use them, and case studies and testimonials from major players in the DevOps community to help bring these topics to life and to help the reader understand the importance of adopting these practices.

  • When: 1-2pm every Friday, June 30-August 4
  • Who: Our facilitator will be James Bennett
  • Where: CIB 250A, CIB 260 (overflow), ICTC 209, and

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The ITLC workshop action team is looking for new members. If you are interested, please email us at

Save the date

Next workshop: The Positive Effects of Expressing Gratitude at Work, with Lita Pener, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 3, 10am.

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