Professional Development

The Office of the VPIT-CIO sponsors professional development activities to develop high-demand skills, promote common frameworks and terminology, and nurture the working relationships among IT staff across the university.

Stay tuned to the Michigan IT Newsletter for future announcements about this next program and how to communicate interest and/or recommend staff. Please direct any questions or comments to the Michigan IT steering group.

Mentor Program

The Michigan IT Mentor program is an option for U-M IT staff to expand their networks, share knowledge, and work towards professional development goals. As part of this program, U-M IT staff can volunteer to be matched with a mentor within the Michigan IT community for a four-month period. Learn more about the Michigan IT Mentor Program.

IT Academy

The Michigan IT Academy is a new program being developed to provide a professional learning framework and curriculum plan for all Michigan IT staff. The program, which is currently in a design phase, was initiated to retool professional development for university IT staff so that we can leverage technology in new ways in support of the President’s vision to position Michigan for perpetual excellence and public impact.

Michigan IT Leadership Program

Between 2014-2016, approximately 150 IT leaders across U-M participated in an on-campus IT Leadership Program to strengthen the working relationship between IT staff across the university and develop the individual skills of IT leaders. The nine-month program included workshops, applied learning assignments, and opportunities for personal development including professional and peer coaching.

Additional Professional Development Resources

Find links to additional professional development resources available to U-M staff, including in-person, online, and external options.