A one-of-its-kind peer group for IT leaders in central Iowa, Paragon’s IT Leadership Forum is a leadership development program created in 2010 to fill the gap in learning opportunities for busy IT Leaders in Central Iowa.
With over 210 leaders having participated from 28 different Central Iowa organizations since its inception, Paragon’s IT Leadership Forum, is an opportunity for companies to grow the leadership skills of select information technology managers.
Paragon hosts two groups that run simultaneously and consist of senior leaders and emerging leaders. Each group is made up of 15-20 members who meet monthly for one year. Meetings include an educational component with a leadership, communication or technology expert presenting on their area of expertise. The topics are used by the members for personal development or applied to their work and career. One of the most valuable components of each meeting, according to Forum alumni, is the group discussion. Forum members present a challenge, issue or idea to seek advice and input from their peers. And because the Forum is made up of members from many different companies, their challenges, issues and ideas are met with new ways of thinking.