Challenge Project Presentations

Thursday, July 13 | 2:30PM–3:45PM | Pike 1 and 2, 1st Floor
Session Type: General Session
Exercises throughout the week will combine the core themes and topics and focus on forming a cohesive team to produce several deliverables that represent the variety of ways in which CIOs and CISOs operate. IT leaders need communicative competence—the ability to influence and persuade their colleagues, executive leaders, and peers—in order to juggle strategic and tactical actions. We will develop these competencies through a series of group activities that require you to define your IT goals, identify the strategic and tactical efforts required to meet those goals, and communicate a plan of action to overcome resistance or to shape the organizational culture toward a successful outcome.

Objectives: Develop competencies that influence executive decision making and bring value to your institution *Improve your ability to work as a team member *Apply the tools learned in an action-based, role-playing team project


  • Joan Cheverie

  • Kathy Gates

    CIO, EMERITA, University of Mississippi
  • Cheryl Washington

    Chief Information Security Officer, University of California, Davis