Hawkins Leadership Roundtable

Conference attendees

The Hawkins Leadership Roundtable is a small-cohort mentoring program for new CIOs and individuals actively seeking a CIO role. During this interactive learning experience, a team of CIOs guides discussion to explore:

  • What are the leadership implications regarding the IT issues and trends you're hearing about in sessions?
  • How can you apply key session takeaways to create and support an IT leadership agenda on your campus?
  • What are the next steps for incorporating lessons learned into your work when you return to your campus?

You'll benefit in these ways:

  • You'll have time for reflection, synthesis, and informal networking during the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference.
  • You'll develop lasting relationships with a cohort you can to turn for advice and guidance as you progress in the CIO role.


The roundtable provides over six hours of networking and mentoring integrated over the three days of the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference.

  • Wednesday, October 26 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 27 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, and 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Friday, October 28 | 7:30 am – 9:00 am


In Honor of Brian L. Hawkins

This is the seventh annual Hawkins Leadership Roundtable, a program created in honor of former EDUCAUSE president and CEO Brian L. Hawkins.

Thank you to Brian for a legacy of leadership development, mentoring in the profession, and commitment to lifelong learning.


Register to Participate

Participation is limited to 48 individuals who meet the bulleted criteria below. Registration for both the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Anaheim and the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable is required.

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Who Should Attend?

  • New CIOs

  • Individuals actively interviewing for CIO roles

  • Individuals who have not participated in a prior Hawkins Leadership Roundtable cohort before

Not a CIO or seeking the role?
See the Senior Directors Seminar information below.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

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Senior Directors Seminar

For higher education IT senior directors and aspirants, the Senior Directors Seminar is an extended professional development opportunity where participants will discuss key campus-wide issues, share experiences, and engage in intensive peer networking with experienced leaders.

Thank You

Special thanks to the dedicated community members who make up the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable Council 2016.