Texas Association of Government IT Managers
the Center for Public Technology
at the UNC School of Government
2012-2013 Certified Government Chief Information Officer™ (CGCIO™) Program
Registration Link: http://www.sog.unc.edu/node/1321/sog-program/view-offering/221
Registration Deadline July 1, 2012
The UNC/TAGITM CGCIO™ Program will be offered again this year. We are in our 3rd year of this very successful program which to date has graduated over 35 TAGITM members. TAGITM would like to congratulate the 2011-2012 CGCIO Graduates!
Fay E. Young, City of Port Arthur
Alison Kristi Whetston, Williamson County
Dennis Wells, City Conroe
William W. Spell, MCML IT, Cities of Nederland, Port Neches & Groves
Caren R. Skipworth, Collin County Government
Benjamin F Roper, City of College Station
Karen D. Poullard, City of Port Arthur
Gary S. McFarland, City of West University Place
Pamela J. Cobb, City of Baytown
Myles Clauser, City of Schertz
James C. Brown, Amarillo
Joe Paul Beauchamp, Garland
Tommy D. Pryor, Navarro County
Click here to see all the TAGITM Graduates
Shannon Tufts, the instructor for the program, was recently named as one of Government Technology magazine's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers in part because of her pioneering efforts with the CGCIO™ program.
To register for the program, please go to: http://www.sog.unc.edu/node/1321/sog-program/view-offering/221
(Registration must be completed by July 1, 2012)
Public sector CIOs and IT directors are facing increasing challenges and responsibilities in the era of new governance. As the lines between traditional functional services and departments begin to blur, IT leadership is charged with 1) managing the constantly expanding role for IT within government, 2) protecting government against ever-increasing security threats, and 3) keeping up with the feverish pace of new technology.
The CGCIO™ Certification Program is a twelve-month course that lays the foundation for assessing and addressing some of the most critical issues facing IT leadership in the public sector. The purpose of this program is to equip leaders with the requisite tools to manage and improve organizational technology assets. During the course of the program, discussion topics will include IT governance, project management, and risk assessment and management. Each broad topic will examine specific local government issues and draw on participant experience to provide both theoretical and practical applied knowledge to the challenges. Case studies, exercises and guest speakers will be included.
The Center for Public Technology at the University of North Carolina's School of Government will provide the instruction and administration for the CGCIO™ course. The Center for Public Technology at the UNC School of Government created the nation's first local government-specific Chief Information Officers program in 2004. In 2007, GMIS International and The Center for Public Technology at the University of North Carolina teamed up to offer the CGCIO™ program to GMIS members. In February of 2010, a K-12 Certified Educational Technology Officers program was established. We also created a partnership with TAGITM in 2010 to begin offering a TX-specific version of the CGCIO™ program. Over 650 CIOs across the US have graduated from these various CGCIO™ programs.
· Kick-off Session: Online or Face-to-face training held in TX (occasionally, the kick-off session is held online and then a subsequent session is held in TX)
· 10 Modules of Asynchronous and Synchronous Courses:
o 1-2 asynchronous sessions per month (webinars)
o 1-2 synchronous sessions per month (online collaboration suite)
o 10-12 hours of homework and reading per month
· Capstone and Graduation Session: Face-to-face training in conjunction with TAGITM Conference 2013
· $3500.00 for TAGITM members
Additional information and registration can be found at http://www.sog.unc.edu/node/1321/sog-program/view-offering/221 (you must create a Customer Account prior to being allowed to apply for the course. If you click the "Apply” button, it will take you to the New Customer page for account creation).
Contact Shannon Tufts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-962-5438 with any questions.