Membership is limited to IT execs (Managers, Director to CIO large cap through small cap companies) or equivalent experience in consulting or business development. Members are ideally positioned to be helped by other members and to provide help to other members. As of July, 2017 there are currently 3700 members in the secured web site database. Additionally there are currently 700 members on the Technology Leaders Association Group on LinkedIn. There are international members, but most are U.S. domestic with about 70% Chicago based, and generally about 40% are in transition at any one time. Membership in the LinkedIn Group is also a little broader. Due to the increasing breadth and depth of membership more employed members are finding value in the community of relationships as a boost to their ongoing professional networking needs and also see a more vibrant professional network as a means of elimination or minimizing the potential for unforseen employment disruptions, shortening the length of any disruptions or simply because they have come to enjoy more collegial relationships and see these relationships improving their ability to get their jobs done. Members in transition need the networking and benefits specifically by sharing access to senior level IT job leads. The TLA slogan- You are always in transition; sometimes you are even getting a paycheck, – is a fact of life in the IT profession. TLA is committed to being a forum to support the profrssional IT community. There have never been fees for membership and we are committed to never have a financial interest in providing help to members.
If the network as described fits your positional and responsibility experience, career development objectives and willingness to help and be helped by collieagues then you can join by signing up today. You must fill out a short profile which will be posted in a password secured member database for access to all members with passwords. This database can then assist approved members look for connections and contacts to assist their networking goals and provide a base for helping others. If your background fits TLA, you will be notified by e-mail, your profile will be added to the database and you will also be given password access to the job lead database. The job lead database is a real-time ticker for the health of the IT profession providing access to leads, compensation info, job description content and provides an dynamic look at what firms are looking for, and in what geographies. Use it to your best advantage whether in transition or employed!