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IT Professional Development Activities

Fordham IT staff are required to pursue professional development to ensure that their skills keep pace with industry standards and their peers. Fordham IT's internal professional development and staff engagement opportunities are described below.

CIO Gatherings
Several times of the year, the Office of the CIO hosts a gathering for the entire IT staff, enabling colleagues to meet, greet, and celebrate each other. Events include the annual holiday party, a year-end BBQ, and a wellness lunch.

Mentoring
Any Fordham IT staff may be a mentor, mentee, or both. Mentors gain the satisfaction of sharing their expertise with mentees looking to advance their skills and knowledge. Mentees gain valuable access to experts who can share their experience, advice, and direction.

Online Courses for Professional Development
Fordham IT staff are encouraged to expand their skills and knowledge with online courses offered via Ellucian, New Horizons, EDUCAUSE, Global Knowledge, and Learning Tree, Microsoft, and Lynda (via the New York Public Library).

If you'd like to request approval for professional development, please fill out the professional development approval form.