About the Course
Designed specifically for IT professionals who currently serve or aspire in leadership positions.
The IT Managers (ITM) Certificate Program focuses on the management aspects of information technology and is designed to:
Empower IT Managers with the needed management and leadership skills essential for senior IT Professionals.
Provide information and tools to lead their organization; manage their team effectively; and support the organization’s leadership in executing key objectives
Led by program facilitators, individual seminars are presented by subject matter experts, and include guest speakers, panel discussions and interactive group exercises.
The IT Managers (ITM) Certificate Programis part of the overarching IT Leaders (ITL) Program, which includes the IT Executives Program. The combined program provides many benefits, including the opportunity for IT Executives and IT Managers to interact during many educational sessions, as well as, breaks and lunches. Interaction and collaboration between IT Executives and IT Managers provide a better understanding and perspective of each other’s role.
Given the relevance and impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the ITL curriculum will address significant challenges faced by the IT community and discuss applied solutions along with lessons learned.
Wherever relevant, topics will be addressed in the context of planning and response to unexpected events. Lessons learned from those in class will further enhance the knowledge of ITL attendees.
The IT Managers Certificate Program is specifically designed for employees who currently serve or aspire to serve in positions focuses on managing the delivery of IT services and projects within their respective organizations.
The curriculum reflects the input of those who serve or have served in the most senior IT positions in the private and public sectors. Participants actively engage with presenters and colleagues on topics important to IT Managers in today’s workplace.
The course is comprised of presentations, group exercises, networking, peer learning and a capstone class project.
Classes meet in-person, 1.5 days per month (*except where noted otherwise)
Full days are held from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Half-days are held from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
- Module 1: IT Leader’s Role in the Digital Age*
- Module 2: Business Strategies and Strategic Planning Tools
- Module 3: Leadership and Trusting Relationships
- Module 4: 360 Communications / Selling Your Ideas
- Module 5: Data-Driven Decision Making
- Module 6: Understanding and Leading Organizational Change; Agile, Lean and Project Management
- Module 7: Cybersecurity & Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)
- Module 8: Digital Organizations, Innovation and Emerging Technologies*
- Module 9: Capstone Presentations & Graduation*
*IT Managers meets for 2 full days.
In order to be considered for the IT Managers program, an employee must be nominated by their organization’s CIO/IT Manager or other senior executive and have:
- Mid to upper level Management classification; AND
- Two years’ or more experience in IT operations or managing projects in the following core functional areas: application development, project management, computing and network, information systems security, or telecommunications.
Some sessions will require pre-readings such as articles, case studies, or research. Significant preparation time is not expected, given attendees have a “day job.”
Attendance at a minimum of 90% of the sessions is required.
IT Managers will receive a Certificate of Completion from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.
- For-profit organizations (private): $2,695
- Non-profit organizations and government (public): $2,150
The tuition fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and beverages, provided on each full class day, in addition to food and beverages for program kick-off reception and graduation reception, including the student’s supporting organizations’ leadership/sponsors.
Organizations are responsible for the per participant cost of the program. Payment is due after being admitted into the program.
Parking and lodging are not included in the tuition fee. Students are responsible for parking and lodging costs.
For information on parking in the Harrisburg University garage, and to view current hourly rates, please visit Standard Parking’s website at: www.parkharrisburg.com
The application form allows candidates to present their learning goals, past experience, expertise, and knowledge they bring to the cohort for consideration.
Candidates will demonstrate the support of their support of their senior leadership by submitting a letter of nomination written on their behalf. The nomination letter should include current position and responsibilities, along with skills, knowledge, and any special projects in which you are responsible.
The nomination letter should:
- Be addressed to “IT Managers Program Directors”
- Emailed to ProfessionalEd@HarrisburgU.edu with the subject line as, “IT Managers Certificate Program Nomination Letter for [YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME]”
September 2020 – May 2021
July 20, 2020
Applicants will be notified the week of July 25 regarding whether they have or have not been accepted into the 2020-2021 program.
August 13, 2020
Information on orientation will be provided to those who have been accepted into the program.
Module 1: Tues/Wednesday – September 1-2, 2020*
Module 2: Tues/Wednesday – October 13-14, 2020
Module 3: Thurs/Friday – November 5-6, 2020
Module 4: Thurs/Friday – December 3-4, 2020
Module 5: Thurs/Friday – January 21-22, 2021
Module 6: Thurs/Friday – February 25-26, 2021
Module 7: Thurs/Friday – March 25-26, 2021
Module 8: Wed/Thursday – April 28-29, 2021*
Module 9: Thurs/Friday – May 20-21, 2021* (Capstone & Graduation)*
*IT Managers meets two full days on these dates.