With 300 participating leaders (32% female) from 40 different Central Iowa organizations since its inception, Paragon’s IT Leadership Forums are an exceptional opportunity for companies to grow the leadership skills of select information technology managers.
Paragon hosts IT Leadership Forums with 10-15 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.
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 - often leading to breakthroughs on the toughest challenges.
The IT Leadership Forum is a great way to network with colleagues from other organizations in a deeper way. It was a great monthly oasis from the grind of everyday work, and was a great way to focus on developing as a leader. As a group, we dug into some key topics for leaders and provided resources for each other to use for the long-term. -
VP of IT - Fortune 100 Company
Paragon and the IT Leadership Forum organize the golf tournament each year to raise money for scholarships to be distributed to Iowa high school seniors who have been involved in technology and intend to seek a STEM-related degree at an Iowa college or university.
SAVE THE DATE: The 7th Annual Paragon IT Leadership Forum Charity Classic is set for September 5, 2019! Sign up to play or sponsor HERE.