Seminar 19P - Overcoming the Influence Deficit: How Higher Ed Technical Leaders Can Hold More Sway (separate registration required)

Tuesday, October 15 | 1:30PM–5:00PM | Meeting Room 204B
Session Type: Professional Development
More than ever, higher education IT needs clout. Colleges and universities desperately need the counsel and contributions of IT as they struggle to adapt to the technology-driven disruption of their missions, methods, and business models. But if technical leaders are going to get this influence, they'll need to earn it, because no one hands it out with the job title. And no matter how good your stakeholder relationships are, your personal clout may be limited by hidden factors. In this half-day workshop, you will learn and practice techniques for expanding your personal clout; explore how fundamental world view differences between technical people, administrators, and faculty frequently undermine IT's influence in the halls of power; and consider and discuss pragmatic approaches to building a more influential IT organization. This highly interactive session is designed for practicing and aspiring technical leaders.


  • Paul Glen

    Author, Columnist, and Consultant, Leading Geeks
  • Maria McManus

    Co-founder, Leading Geeks