Leadership Ecosystem

Initial Lessons from and Ideas for the NERCOMP Leadership Ecosystem

In 2018 NERCOMP launched the Leadership Ecosystem to create a digital community around our array of professional development offerings. The Ecosystem is envisioned as a resource to help bridge the spaces between these event-based experiences by providing a platform for ongoing dialogue, shared learning, and collaboration.

While still in the first months of its existence, the Ecosystem has already hosted conversations on topics such as opportunities and challenges in leadership, career development, Cyber Security, and developing your leadership potential. This session will be a chance to dialogue with those facilitating the effort, especially to offer feedback and ideas on approaches that might make it more useful to the broader community.

Look for the Ecosystem Session at the 2019 NERCOMP Annual Conference

Initial Lessons from and Ideas for the Leadership Ecosystem

Date: Tuesday March 19, 2019

Time: 3:00

Presenters: Michael Cato, Fred Kass, Cindy Mitchell, Lisa Trubitt, Stan Waddell

For questions or more information please contact ecosystem@nercomp.org 


With the ever-changing dynamics of our institutions, the Higher Education industry, and the technology landscape we navigate, it’s increasingly important that we develop the management and leadership capabilities across the NERCOMP community. To that end NERCOMP offers an array of Professional Development Opportunities (PDO) and regularly solicits topics and presenters from across our membership. Yet it’s become clear that many of the leadership and management development opportunities are event based. Too often that means we are challenged to maintain the excitement and energy around all we’ve learned when we return home, and it can be challenging to build a professional network beyond your own institution.

The NERCOMP Leadership Ecosystem

In 2018 NERCOMP began launching a Leadership Ecosystem to expand on the array of event-based leadership and management development opportunities available to our membership. At its core the Ecosystem will be largely digital community providing a platform for ongoing dialogue, shared learning and collaboration. This community will be primarily active virtually, using online webinars and other platforms to tackle topics, address issues, ask questions, seek mentors, and otherwise learn from each other.

Leadership Ecosystem Webinar Series:

Ideas to Action: Leadership Lessons to Guide Your Journey – Hosted on 11/29/18

Event Overview
Leadership is a constantly evolving journey filled with opportunities to grow and develop. This session will share critical lessons with those in the NERCOMP community who are seeking to realize their leadership potential. These key insights and proven strategies for greater effectiveness will inspire and bolster leaders, no matter where they are on their individual paths.

Speaker:  Michael Kubit, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Office, The Pennsylvania State University

Moderator: Cindy Mitchell, Chief Information Office, Colby College

IT Leadership and Influencing in the Brave New Age of Cyber Security – Hosted on 10/23/18

Event Overview
Special Cyber Security Month focused edition of the NERCOMP Leadership Ecosystem Presentation Series.  The NERCOMP Leadership Ecosystem will host a panel on being a leader and influencer in IT. The panel will be facilitated by four dynamic and highly skilled IT professionals. As October is national Cyber Security Month, the panel will zoom in on leadership and influencing across information security topics among other leadership focuses.

Emily Harris, ISO, Vassar College;
Chris Kielt, CIO, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill;
Rori Boyce Werner, Security Compliance Program Manager, University of New Hampshire;

Moderator: Stan Waddell, PhD, CIO, University of New Hampshire

NERCOMP Leadership Ecosystem – Hosted on 9/25/18

Event Overview
We are excited to invite you to join the inaugural Leadership Ecosystem webinar on Tuesday, September 25th from 12:00 – 1:00pm, with additional dialogue until 1:30. The webinar will be a panel discussion with three Higher Education leaders, Keith ‘Mac’ McIntosh, Jennifer Sparrow, and Sharon Pitt, discussing their priorities, careers and perspectives. Join these engaging leaders for a dynamic session on the opportunities and challenges of leadership in high stakes high reward IT organizations.

Keith W. ‘Mac’ McIntosh, Vice President for Information Services and CIO for the University of Richmond
Sharon Pitt, Vice President for Information Technologies and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the University of Delaware
Jennifer Sparrow, Senior Director for Teaching and Learning with Technology

Moderator: Michael Cato, Senior Vice President and CIO Bowdoin College