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LeaderPath Program Description

Program Description

LeaderPath is a leadership development program focused on recognized IT management and leadership competencies.  It has been designed and developed to address these competencies for a target audience of mid to senior level IT managers from public sector agencies. A sample of specific targeted skills include:  Enhanced change oversight and optimization, productively influencing non-IT business groups, and driving optimal stakeholder engagement. LeaderPath began in 2005 and after four iterations, there are now 90 LeaderPath alumni.

Admission to the LeaderPath for IT Managers program is competitive.  The preferred program participant has managerial, supervisory and/or project management experience, and has work experience in areas such as program management and budget responsibility.  Nominating agencies or organizations will consider nominees who are currently in an IT leadership position, or are on track to achieve a role in IT leadership.

LeaderPath for IT Managers addresses the unique challenges and opportunities faced by public sector IT professionals. This customized learning program is a five month learning experience geared to public sector technology professionals positioned for the next generation of IT leadership.

Strategic IT leadership helps organizations become more efficient, more effective and more capable of responding to change. Successful IT leaders:

  • Build teams
  • Nurture alliances
  • Develop partnerships
  • Understand and enable change
  • Engage in cross-agency enterprise
  • Adopt a holistic approach focused on aligning all aspects of an organization
  • Find common ground yielding solutions for a widening range of stakeholders

LeaderPath for IT Managers provides a comprehensive approach to developing today’s leaders to meet today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.

Join the next class of LeaderPath for IT Managers.

Program Themes

  • LeaderPath Orientation
  • Building Relationships
  • Communicating Direction
  • Enabling Change
  • Capstone Challenge

LeaderPath for IT Managers was developed in 2005 by IPMA – a professional organization for Washington State IT professionals.  The program will conclude with team project presentations including feedback from State Agency CIOs. Robert Jeffers has taught in the LeaderPath program since 2010; Melanie Reynolds has been the program administrator since 2005.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Reynolds - leaderpath@gmail.com - 360-451-1466

Robert Jeffers - robertjeffers@gmail.com - 360-352-1137