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IT Leaders Program (ITLP)

The IT Leaders Program is designed to enhance the professional and personal development of individuals who will play increasingly important management and leadership roles within their organizations.

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Not being offered in 2024; more to come

The IT Leaders Program (ITLP) is a multi-university, cross-campus program built around MOR Associates' core leadership curriculum and tuned to the needs of senior leaders. It is designed for individuals who will play increasingly important management and leadership roles. Rather than learning through case studies based on past events, participants work on real problems they are facing.

ITLP Overview

The IT Leaders Program (ITLP) is for IT community members who have management aspirations and whose managers believe they have the skills to be a future manager at Cornell. It is also for those already in positions of leadership who wish to improve their skills. Participation entails a 2-year commitment (year one is the program and year two is mentoring the next year's participants.) Cornell class members meet off-site at other Ivy Plus institutions.

Time commitment: October 2022 to September 2023 with four virtual 1-day sessions and four in-person 3-day sessions. The in-person sessions require travel days. Work is assigned to complete between sessions.

Costs: $7,000 tuition plus travel expenses. All costs are paid by your Cornell department, unit, or college.

Travel: The four in-person sessions require travel to other participating universities (for 2023, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and Harvard/MIT). Typically, participants require a 3- or 4-night stay, depending on the university location.


  • Enhance the professional and personal development of senior staff who will play increasingly important management and leadership roles.

  • Explore opportunities for each individual to make sustainable improvements in their effectiveness

  • Gain a heightened perspective on strategic issues facing higher education institutions post-pandemic

  • Evolve each individual’s capabilities to build a diverse workforce and create an inclusive work environment

  • Strengthen relationships and foster collaboration within and across the participating universities


  • The Agile Strategic Leader
  • Leading Change
  • Leadership Involves Exercising Influence
  • Enhancing the Needed Interpersonal Skills
  • The Leader's Role in Creating a More Inclusive Environment
  • Leaders Deliver Results
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Talent Development and Disruptive Innovation

ITLP Nominations

Please discuss the ITLP opportunity with your supervisor or director and work with them on the nomination. If you'd like to nominate someone else, think about who you see as the technology leaders of today and tomorrow. Keep in mind that nominations need to be supported by the person's supervisor or director. How to apply

ITLP Alumni

Considering the IT Leaders Program (ITLP)? You might find it helpful to talk with your IT@Cornell colleagues who have participated in the past.


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