IT @ WashU Leadership Committee

Executive IT leadership at Washington University in St. Louis has invested significantly in enabling and supporting the expansion of IT@WashU staff through a number of training programs. One of the most prominent IT learning and development opportunities supported by the Office of the CIO is the MOR Leadership Program.

The program, created and managed by MOR Associates, focuses on helping leaders impact their personal development and position their organization so that it can deliver increasing value in the future. Participants engage in this months-long program that combines feedback, individual development goals, one-on-one coaching, workshop instruction, and applied learning as a proven approach to building leaders.

The OCIO has made this development opportunity available to more than 60 IT staff across the Danforth and Medical campuses since 2013.

To continue the momentum and learning opportunities of the program, its WashU alum formed the IT@WashU Leadership Development Committee. The IT@WashU Leadership Committee is an inclusive and dedicated volunteer group committed to further advancing leadership development and practices to all IT staff at Washington University in St. Louis through training, mentoring, and coaching opportunities.

Mission

Advance and develop leadership opportunities for all members of the IT community at Washington University in St. Louis.

Role

The role of the committee is to enable and champion the following outcomes of the MOR leadership initiative:

  • Increase exposure, collaboration and connections across university
  • Enable individuals to recognize and develop skills required for success
  • Disseminate common language/approach to broader IT audience
  • Reinforce new behaviors and habits driven by MOR through individualized accountability
Subcommittees
Develops, implements and facilitates Peer Coaching Initiative, responsible for setting goals such as reflection on current practices, skill building, or other priorities, determines the length of time for each peer group (yearly) and initiates next round of coaching, acts as skilled facilitator for cohort on peer coaching and evaluates peer coaching process periodically to ensure participation and value.
Partner with WashU IT Administration to develop soft skill training for all WashU IT staff. Responsible for implementing and facilitating training sessions with leadership core skills curriculum that will also include material from the established WashU IT Work Plan Behaviors.
Mentoring broadens our employees’ network of trusted advisors and disseminates the MOR values and teachings deeper into the IT@WashU organization. Together, mentor relationships build a trust culture within the IT community at WashU that will benefit the entire organization.
Subcommittee tasked with creating continuing education opportunities for MOR graduates but open to any interested employees of Washington University or affiliate organizations.

 

Washington University MOR Leadership Graduates

Click here to see a list of WashU MOR alum.

 

Learning & Development Opportunities

Soft Skills Workshops
The IT@WashU Leadership Committee offers a series of lunch-time soft skills sessions covering key MOR tenets. See schedule here.

Lessons in Leadership Speaker Series 
This speaker series brings local thought leaders, innovators, humanitarians and change-makers to Washington University in St. Louis  to share their leadership journeys. Learn more here.