ITLA XIX 2011 - 2012

The California Office of Technology Services Information Technology Leadership Academy (ITLA)

An intensive, year-long program for state government IT managers that focuses on developing the skills and knowledge that effective IT executives need to succeed in the 21st Century. ITLA offers a unique opportunity to gain the skills necessary to effectively manage information technology operations and information systems development.

ITLA XIX Class Photo

The 25 members of ITLA class XIX (2011-2012) represent a broad array of state departments and career backgrounds.

  • Beth Jackson
    Department of Fish and Game
  • Betty Jablonsky
    Office of System Integration
  • Brian Mays
    Department of Health Care Services
  • Chad Wagner
    Department of Mental Health
  • Chadona Wynn
    Department of Insurance
  • Dale Paolucci
    Employment Development Department
  • Darlene Miller
    Department of Motor Vehicles
  • David Langston
    Office of Technology Services
  • Erica Gonzales
    Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Gordon McGregor
    Department of Health Care Services
  • James Fong
    Department of Public Health
  • Jason Chapman
    Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
  • Jeff Vargas
    Department of Health Care Services
  • John Burlin
    Department of Finance
  • Kathy Owen
    State Water Resources Control Board
  • Lorenza Pennington
    Department of Health Care Services
  • Mike South
    California Employment Training Panel
  • Natalie Hand
    State Controller’s Office
  • Richard Fu
    Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Ryan Fogleman
    Office of Technology Services
  • Sarbjit Brar
    Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Sirisha Gullapalli
    Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
  • Stephen Champeau
    State Controller’s Office
  • Terese Matchim
    Department of Corrections
  • William Helms
    Franchise Tax Board


ITLA Background

The California Office of Technology Services Information Technology Leadership Academy (ITLA), formerly Information Technology Managers Academy, is an intensive, year-long program for state IT managers that focuses on developing the skills and knowledge that effective IT executives need to succeed in the 21st Century. The goal of each ITLA class is to develop today's state IT managers to be future state IT executives. We do this by offering a unique opportunity to gain the skills necessary to effectively manage information technology operations and information systems development.

The ITLA Class Experience

Attendees meet new, interesting and high-quality people who have passed rigorous entrance requirements and were recommended by their departments in order to be academy students. You will become an effective communicator and have the opportunity to network and learn to work with IT peers from other state agencies. In addition, you’ll develop new skills, refresh old skills, develop a more global IT perspective, be an agent of change, become a leader and prepare yourself for the next level of your career. Each class develops a class project, unique to that academy. Previous academy class projects have yielded innovative and useful products, such as the creation of the California Association of IT Managers (CAITM), developed by the ITLA IX class. To view information regarding a specific academy, please visit ITLA Academies.

Class Management

Each academy class has several class sponsors and class managers. Generally, the class sponsors and class managers are prior graduates of the ITLA. The class sponsors are responsible for ensuring sufficient resources are available to successfully conduct the academy curriculum. In addition to their regular full-time jobs, the class managers are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the class currently in session. Additionally, one Training & Event Center staff supports each ITLA class.

Background

The Information Technology Leadership Academy I (formerly the Data Processing Managers Academy - DPMA) began in January 1990 and was quickly followed by the IT Managers Academy II kickoff in July 1990. The successes of these early managers' academies led to the continuation of this valuable program.

Each ITLA class develops and presents a class project, and ITLA class XIX developed a theory validating whether “Collaboration and understanding is lacking on both Business and IT sides”. The class conducted 35 interviews with program executives in 17 California State departments, obtaining their views on their relationship with their IT areas, suggestions regarding the changes needed to improve IT services, and what program areas need from IT in the future. The results of this effort are presented as both a video presentation and a white paper below.

Videos

Video IconITLA XIX Project Presentation


Additional Items

PDF Icon ITLA Class XIX Insights into IT Whitepaper