Workshop Description: WRCBAA is partnering with CCCCIOs to provide a two-day session that will be interactive and designed for members to learn about what it takes to be an effective CIO. Participants will hear from esteemed faculty, administrators and others who can assist them in taking this very important step in their careers. We will discuss the unspoken language of the job and the knowledge base necessary to be successful. We have many different types of colleges in the California system. This means not only are our experiences unique, but the means by which we solve problems are also nuanced. We will also discuss issues dealing with Anti-Blackness, equity and social justice frameworks that are essential to understand how to better serve our students and college communities.