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PTI Survey Results: Professional Development and the IT Executive

PTI Staff Contact: Dale Bowen, Deputy Executive Director for Program Development, 202-626-2456.

One goal of the Public Technology Institute is to advance the professional development opportunities for technology executives and practitioners in local government. To help identify the learning/development challenges and needs that technology professionals face on a daily basis, and to help identify the resources that IT professionals use, PTI conducted a brief survey of IT executives in April 2017.

Following are results of the survey.

PTI will use these results to better target certification and educational programs designed for the local government IT community.

The most challenging skill sets as they relate to the professional development of survey respondents:

  1. Security (Cyber and Network)
  2. Promoting and Managing Change
  3. Fostering Innovation
  4. Keeping Abreast of Technology Advancement
  5. Time Management
  6. Managing Staff
  7. Understanding the Business Needs of the Enterprise
  8. Leadership Skills
  9. Financial Management Skills
  10. Interpersonal Skills
  11. Project Management Skills

Additional Survey Findings