Pre-Service and Support Workshop

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 8:30 am - Noon

Leadership Lessons Learned: Tools for Success in Technical Management
Sandra Bury, Executive Director of Computing Services, Bradley University

Whether you are new to a formal leadership role within IT, aspiring to a leadership position, or working in a leadership capacity as a project or team leader, attend this interactive seminar to gain practical knowledge for success in IT leadership. This seminar will provide insight into what it takes to be a successful leader in a technical environment. In this workshop, we will discuss leadership core competencies such as personal effectiveness, organizational awareness, negotiation and influencing strategies, and leading and managing others. We will also discuss the differences between operational, tactical and strategic leadership as well as the unique challenges of managing technical staff.

As part of this workshop you will gain insight into how effective leadership impacts your team, your organization and your future career opportunities. The goal of the workshop is to share lessons learned over many years of technology and people management in a way that will empower you to be an effective leader equipped with the proper tools for success.

BIOGRAPHY: As Executive Director of Computing Services at Bradley University, Sandy Bury manages a staff of 30 IT professionals and is responsible for all aspects of computing technology including lifecycle computing support, computer operations, networking, application development, systems integration, and security. Sandy has held various positions of steadily increasing responsibility within Bradley University's Computing Services Department for the past 20 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership. Sandy considers effective leadership to be a life-long learning challenge and a personal passion. She enjoys sharing with others strategies to create a culture of excellence while providing effective leadership in a constantly changing IT environment.