CIO Institute of Professional Development

The days of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) being just a technology and systems expert are over. Today’s CIO is expected to be an influential strategic leader across the entire organization. Meeting these expectations requires both an organizational and individual commitment.

Government departments and agencies want their CIOs to be ready for C-suite responsibilities. Whether it is moving up from a CS category into the ranks of a CIO, an executive moving into a CIO role, or an existing CIO moving into a larger and more complex organization, the uOttawa CIO Institute certificate of professional development will be a mark of accomplishment and an indication of readiness to offer the strategic thinking
and problem solving skills that are required of a modern CIO.

The University of Ottawa CIO Institute of Professional Development, a certificate-based program developed in close cooperation with current and former CIOs in government and with input from industry, helps emerging CIOs build upon their skills and experiences to prepare them to take on enhanced leadership responsibilities in a dynamic and complex work environment.

Participants will be challenged by leading experts in their field and each other in a multi-faceted and innovative program that features:

  • intensive and interactive short courses
  • action learning
  • individual coaching
  • networking
  • practical work assignments and 
  • keynote speakers

The fall cohort will begin in September 2017. Enrollment will be limited and will be based on experience, recommendations and sponsorships. Those accepted into the program should expect to invest about 10 days of their time over the course of the session to complete the program.

Certificate Program

Upon completion of the program, participants will be granted a University of Ottawa Certificate of Professional Development, which will serve to recognize newly acquired skills, potential and accomplishment.

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