Maturing IT and Developing Coalitions

Wednesday, July 24 | 8:15AM–9:45AM MT | Alpine East Ballroom, second level
Session Type: General Session

As a Senior Director, your scope and reach increase horizontally across the institution. You are tasked with building bridges, developing coalitions, reviewing process, finding efficiencies. You must be skilled with leading across the institution not just within IT. How do you start to do this? First, you must understand your IT organization’s maturity. Maturity is often measured in terms of value. What value does IT bring to our institutions? We start off as a service provider, simply delivering technical solutions but to be truly effective, IT must evolve and mature. We will step you through organizational maturity models and ask you to evaluate your organization. We will focus on how you can become a valued campus partner including how to build coalitions that cross organizational boundaries.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand an IT Maturity Model and how to lead in different stages.
  • Develop communication techniques to influence others effectively.


  • Gerard Au

    Chief Infomation Officer, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Dave Weil

    Vice President and Chief Information and Analytics Officer, Ithaca College