Gravitas and Grit: How IT Leaders Inspire Peak Performance

Friday, November 03 | 8:00AM–8:50AM ET | Meeting Room 204A, 200 Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Learn how gravitas and grit is a platform for relationship success within the IT organization, campus peers, and stakeholders. Campus leaders share stories of how they amplified and expanded their own and others' contributions, including better recruiting and retention of IT talent.

Outcomes: Connect specific leadership approaches to particular problems or challenges * Learn how to build and/or improve peer, executive, and vendor relationships for future co-success * Learn how to apply coaching to strengthen and sustain talent within core and federated IT units


  • Russ Beard

    Vice President of Information Technology Services, Bellevue College
  • Brendan Guenther

    Chief Academic Digital Officer, Michigan State University
  • Dianna Sadlouskos

    Executive Coach / Management Consultant, Sadlouskos Consulting Services
  • Melissa Woo

    Executive Vice President for Administration & CIO, Michigan State University
  • Joanna Young

    Principal, JCYCIO