Executive IT leadership at Washington University in St. Louis has invested significantly in enabling and supporting the expansion of IT@WashU staff through a number of training programs. One of the most prominent IT learning and development opportunities supported by the Office of the CIO is the MOR Leadership Program.

The program, created and managed by MOR Associates, focuses on helping leaders impact their personal development and position their organization so that it can deliver increasing value in the future. Participants engage in this months-long program that combines feedback, individual development goals, one-on-one coaching, workshop instruction, and applied learning as a proven approach to building leaders.

The OCIO has made this development opportunity available to more than 60 IT staff across the Danforth and Medical campuses since 2013.

To continue the momentum and learning opportunities of the program, its WashU alum formed the IT@WashU Leadership Development Committee. The IT@WashU Leadership Committee is an inclusive and dedicated volunteer group committed to further advancing leadership development and practices to all IT staff at Washington University in St. Louis through training, mentoring, and coaching opportunities.


Advance and develop leadership opportunities for all members of the IT community at Washington University in St. Louis.


The role of the committee is to enable and champion the following outcomes of the MOR leadership initiative:

  • Increase exposure, collaboration and connections across university
  • Enable individuals to recognize and develop skills required for success
  • Disseminate common language/approach to broader IT audience
  • Reinforce new behaviors and habits driven by MOR through individualized accountability

Washington University MOR Leadership Graduates

See a list of WashU MOR alumni.

Learning & Development Opportunities

Soft Skills Workshops
As an introduction to the tenets, concepts, language and common goals of the MOR Associates IT Leaders Program program, the IT@WashU Leadership Committee offers a series of lunch-time soft skills sessions covering key MOR tenets. These sessions are open to all IT staff at Washington University. Attend one or all sessions, build your communications and leadership skills, network with other university IT professionals, and take away key lessons you can immediately apply to real-world university situations.

Lessons in Leadership Speaker Series 
This speaker series brings local thought leaders, innovators, humanitarians and change-makers to Washington University in St. Louis to share their leadership journeys. Learn more.