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About GTI

Harrisburg University’s Government Technology Institute is a driving force in educating IT Leaders, empowering them with increased skills to make “Good Government Great Government.” GTI connects government, private, and public sector technology leaders with the expertise of its sponsors, as well as Harrisburg University faculty and advisors. Through its education, training, resources, and networking, Technology professionals use GTI to explore and collaborate on successful, cost-effective technology solutions.

Under the leadership of GTI Executive Director Charlie Gerhards, the GTI and its affiliated centers support learning, IT innovation, entrepreneurship, and intergovernmental collaboration that enhance the management, and leadership skills of the government workforce involved in information technology.

As an alumnus, I can truly say that the IT Leadership Program with Harrisburg University is the premier learning opportunity for established and up and coming leaders within our organization. Every single one of the many employees that we have sent through the program has emerged out of it as a better manager and leader. Thank You Charlie, Kelly, Paul, Randy, Rich, Michelle and the many others behind the scenes who have built and made the IT Leaders Program so great for so many people both in government and private industry. We will continue to reward our best and brightest by sending them through the program for the one-of-a-kind educational experience that you all have created right here in our own backyard.

Chris de Leon | Director, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Administration Infrastructure and Economic Development IT Delivery Center | PennDOT, DCED, PEMA

Associated Centers & Institutes

Center for Project Management Innovation

The CPMI aims to significantly improve business and project outcomes through professional development, certificates and academic offerings

Analytics Institute

The AI provides solutions, research, education and training in both structured and unstructured data analytics.

Security Center of Excellence

The SCE is a targeted effort to support government security leaders and their staffs as well as the private sector through educational programs, collaboration and awareness-raising initiatives.


In general, sponsor benefits include:

  • Event meeting space
  • Marketing and promotional opportunities
  • Opportunities to provide educational content
  • Sponsorship of associated events

Associated Programs

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IT Executives (ITE) Certificate Program

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IT Managers (ITM) Certificate Program

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Leadership Development Program

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Business Relationship Management

“The course has made me examine the kind of leader I am, how I manage, and whether I communicate enough or effectively. I have learned many new things I can apply to all of these aspects.”

– ITM graduate

“I think that the curriculum was perfect. Each session was relative to my job. The strong emphasis on communication and leadership was great. Each speaker was absolutely wonderful.

– LDP graduate

GTI Sponsors

GTI Sponsors
ADA Statement: HU is committed to providing equal education opportunity and full participation for persons with disabilities. It is HU’s policy that no qualified person be excluded from participating in any HU program or activity, be denied the benefits of any HU program or activity, or otherwise be subject to discrimination regarding any HU program or activity. Should you potentially require an accommodation under the ADA to participate in this program, please email Please send your request for an accommodation at least 5 business days in advance of the event or program.