What is the IT Leadership Community?

ITLC is a group of like-minded professionals at Indiana University with leadership training (both formal and informal) and an interest in continuing the growth of leadership in themselves and other IT professionals at IU.

IU's CIO and VP for IT Brad Wheeler on IT Leadership at IU - Courtesy UITS and IT Communications

Description of the video:

>> I view leadership development as one of the core values of IT at Indiana University.
All of the systems across the university, whether they're in schools, in departments or big systems
that we run at UITS for all campuses, are heavily dependent on the staff
and the people who make them work.
And those people -- through leaderly behavior, through demonstrating values,
through being able to manage, being able to recruit,
being able to resolve conflict -- make strategic choices.
Those outcomes are heavily dependent on the actions of our staff.
That's one of the reasons I've been a big investor in the Moore & Associates program.
And we have almost 200 people through the program in just a few years.
I've seen the outcomes of people who invest the time and hard work
and the discipline to become a leader.
And I can't tell you how dependent we are at Indiana University
on growing a whole generation of leaders in the technical area.
In managerial areas.
In schools and academic departments.
Because our future at IU depends on the leaderly behaviors of IT staff.

Featured Alumni

Be open to learn! Leadership is a journey, not a destination. Authentic relationships and trust are key to successful leadership of and collaboration with others.

Chuck Aikman Learn more

You don't need a title to be a leader. You do need to take advantage of the myriad resources available for learning, developing, and applying your skills for the greater good.

Deb Allmayer Learn more

I trust my leadership instincts now. I have stopped second-guessing myself. The experience was affirming, humbling, powerful, and eye-opening.

Donna Arkins Learn more

After the IT Leadership Program, I felt like I was empowered to be a leader in any setting.

Nathan Byrer Learn more

I found that I am a better public speaker than I thought and have had a couple of public speaking engagements since Boot Camp.

Lynne Crohn Learn more

Be selfless. It’s not about you—it’s about those who work with you. Personal relationships are what count.

Wayne Husted Learn more

Because of my love of working with people and technology, every role I’ve held with IU has been in client support.

Renee Jackson Learn more

Whether you attend an ITLC workshop, participate in the book club, or serve on an ITLC action team, I encourage you to make time to continue to build and hone your leadership skills.

Michele Kelmer Learn more

I wouldn't be in the position I'm in now without that professional development.

Anna Lynch Learn more

Be fearless. There are so many great ideas that never see the light of day because people are scared they'll look dumb or assume it's been tried before. It's better to try and fail than to never try at all.

Megan May Learn more

JUST DO IT. I was skeptical at the start, but quickly realized that this was no ordinary leadership program.

Mark Napier Learn more

The best thing about Boot Camp was the people. Meeting all the participants and being able to hear from AVPs and others from around IU as they spoke and shared their knowledge.

Nate Pairitz Learn more

The individual coaching was such an amazing opportunity. I often recall and am influenced by the advice that I received from my MOR coach.

Julie Parmenter Learn more

Both Boot Camp and ITLP opened my eyes to how I can be a better person and leader.

Tim Ryder Learn more

One of the biggest takeaways I had from a specific Boot Camp session was the need to step back and take some time to look at the bigger picture.

Matt Sargent Learn more

ITLP gave me the opportunity to step back from the daily grind, think strategically, and to really focus on what I want to get from my work and my life.

Adam Smith Learn more

There's an art to being direct and yet conveying to a person that you care about them as a human being.

Lee Staton Learn more

The experience provided a rare opportunity to develop meaningful professional relationships with an incredibly diverse set of colleagues that would not have been possible otherwise.

Chris Tompkins Learn more

Along with 29 other UITS colleagues, I was the fortunate recipient of an invitation to participate in this year's IT Leadership Boot Camp.

Teresa Velasquez Learn more

Thanks to IT Leadership Boot Camp, I spent deep, quality hours with many colleagues and made new friends with whom I regularly keep in touch in the CIB or at Statewide IT.

Tom Visnius Learn more

I think we have seen something like 250 people go through that program [Boot Camp] now in 10 years, so that is very rewarding to me.

Alan Walsh Learn more

Embracing the vision is understanding that you are part of something larger than yourself. Here, we are actually part of something I consider a noble effort.

Ian Washburn Learn more

Being part of the IT Leadership Program was a transformative experience for me.

Myriam Young Learn more

ITLC Collaborations

The IU Agile COP

The IU Agile Community of Practice (COP) promotes collaboration and information sharing on the use of agile practices throughout IU. Seasoned practitioners and those learning about agile for the first time come together on the third Tuesday of the month from noon to 1pm.

In the April meeting, Chuck Aikman facilitated a discussion about Working Agreements & Definition of Done as a part of the "Back to the Basics" series. Be sure to read An Exercise for Defining Done.

Grab your lunch and join in person or virtually! Also, be sure to join the email distribution list. Joining the list will ensure you receive materials that are sent out prior to the discussion. Simply send an email message to 

Our Mission

To empower current and future IT leaders by increasing communication, building community, and coordinating continuing education and outreach opportunities.

Our Charter

Learn more about the creation of ITLC via charter document.

Our Community

The ITLC is built upon and welcomes participation from all employees of Indiana University. Membership in our action teams is not dependent on past participation in any particular program (MOR ITLP, ITLC Boot Camp, etc.) and everyone is welcome to be part of any event the Community may offer.

IT Leadership Community

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