The IT Leadership Community of Practice (CoP), comprised of IT leaders systemwide, met Friday, Feb. 22, for a day-long working meeting. The meeting centered primarily around the development and effectiveness of existing and new CoPs, formal and informal. A summary of topics and action items resulting from that meeting include:
- All IT staff and colleagues Universitywide were encouraged to attend the IT@UMN community event Feb. 27. One goal for this event was to share with them the first two of the "four i's," initiate and inquire.
- As the IT community grows from three fCoPs to 11, it is critical that staff are encouraged to participate, and to prioritize their time and participation (getting the right people in the right CoPs).
- The ITLCoP is committed to improving the effectiveness of fCoPs. A lot has been learned from the first fCoPs that were initiated, and those experiences will be shared in an effort to help the new fCoPs as they get started.
- The Data and Reporting fCoP is currently on hold in order to give people the time needed to help EDMR develop the data and reporting strategy.
- The ITLCoP will encourage broader representation for communities of practice in areas other than IT, wherever possible.
- The group is working to develop specific strategies to improve its ability to engage all colleagues across all system campuses.