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IT Executive (ITE) Program 2019 (Application)

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Application for the IT Executive Program 2019

IT Executive Program 2019

GTI's signature initiative, formerly the Chief Information Office (CIO) certification program, targets unique challenges of public and private sector IT executives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


APPLICATION FOR:

IT Executive Program - 2019


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

 

Program Snapshot

GTI's signature initiative, formerly the Chief Information Officer (CIO) certification program, targets the unique challenges of public and private sector IT executives.  Today's IT executives require sophisticated skillsets in leadership, strategy, and management.  The ITE immerses IT leaders in a comprehensive study of executive-level issues, including IT strategy and planning, governance, security, workforce development, and the skills necessary to earn a seat at the executive table.

IT Leaders Program

The IT Executives Program will be part of the new IT Leaders Program.  The IT Executive track will have approximately 21 more hours of education relative to IT Managers.  IT Executives will join IT Managers for their part of the educational program.  Combining parts of these programs offer many benefits including the opportunity for IT Executives and IT Managers to interact during educational sessions, as well as, breaks and lunches.  The interaction and collaboration with IT Executives provides a better understanding and perspective of each other's role.


Curriculum

The program includes presentations, industry great speakers, group exercises, networking, peer learning and a capstone project.

All ITE candidates must complete a Capstone project, which includes a written report and a presentation to a senior executive within their organization.  The focus of the Capstone is to demonstrate skills learned from the class in order to improve the performance and/or reduce the cost of service important to the organization.  Class time is allocated for work related to the Capstone Project.

Each candidate for CGCIO certification must prepare and provide a 20-minute presentation of their proposal to a senior leader within their organization.  Also required by the date of the presentation is a writte proposal.  The topic of the presentation and report is to identify a service that will improve performance and/or reduce cost, if proposal is implemented.


Format
  • This 9-month program begins in April and concludes in December, 2019
  • Classes meet in-person, 2 days per month Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 

2019 Class Schedule

Orientation - An orientation will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Module Day 1 Day 2 Topic Overview
1

Thursday

April 4, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

April 5, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

IT Leader's Role in the Digital Age
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of IT Leaders and IT Managers
  • Identify actions, personal attributes, and the organizational environment required to earn respect and a seat at the Executive Table
  • Recognize the value of using an enterprise perspective in planning and deploying technology
  • Recognize technology as an enabler and the IT Leader as innovator
2

Thursday

May 16, 2019

8:30am - 4:30 pm

Friday

May 17, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Business Strategies and Strategic Planning Tools
  • Building and implementing a strategic plan
  • Strategic challenges and approaches for IT planners in today’s digital government
  • Defining business value and alignment focusing on work that matters
  • Developing a business case
  • Roles of policies, standards, and enterprise architecture
3

Thursday

June 6, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

June 7, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Leadership and Trusting Relationships
  • Define the qualities and characteristics of effective CIO leadership
  • Examine your personal attributes as a leader and recognize the importance of personal attributes of others in the organization
  • Examine a senior executive’s perspective about leadership and expectation of leaders
  • Integrate applications of leadership and communications to the construct of your CAPSTONE project (Initiative, Business Case, Strategy, and Plan)
4

Thursday

July 11, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

July 12, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

360 Communications/Selling Your Ideas
  • Communicating with senior executives
  • Communicating under stressful circumstances
  • Effective presentation techniques
  • Effective presentations
  • Techniques for selling your proposals
  • Negotiating with your customers when they say “no”
  • Exercise to sell and negotiate with your customer
5

Thursday

August 1, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

August 2, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Data Driven Decision Making
  • Executive information sharing – what works best – dashboards/activity reports
  • Value of objective assessments to identify “as is and to be” models
  • Data analytics – the power and value of data
  • Cyber security metrics to measure compliance
  • Data classification, data quality, and data cleansing
  • Data analytics tools and techniques
  • Case studies – successful data driven decision making
6

Thursday

September 12, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

September 13, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Understanding and Leading Organizational Change
  • Explain how to influence and communicate change efforts
  • Examine how to lead organizational change
  • Determine how to lead during periods of uncertainty, turbulence, and chaos
  • Understand the values and structures associated with IT governance and enterprise governance
  • Examine lessons learned from IT organizations forced to recover from unexpected events
  • Determine the role of the IT Leader in overseeing project and program portfolios in traditional and agile enterprise 
  • Compare and contrast Agile, Lean and Traditional Waterfall Project Management and outline the pros and cons of using each method
  • Examine best practices in project management
  • Explain how to balance conflicts between budget, schedule and objectives
  • Relate how to motivate and manage project teams
7

Thursday

October 3, 2019

8:30 am- 4:30 pm

Friday

October 4, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cybersecurity
  • Describe the responsibilities all share to properly secure data from unauthorized access and identify what government leaders can do now
  • Identify the challenges for securing confidential data and critical systems
  • Identify the top 3 risky behaviors by employees that have a significant impact on the security of your organization’s data
  • Examine ways to instill a culture of security awareness
  • Identify the steps involved with a data breach
  • Determine how to maintain operations if the worst case happens
  • Assess future technology tools to mitigate some of the security risks 
  • Differentiate the different types of data breaches and risks affecting government data and systems
  • Describe the IT Leader’s role in cybersecurity awareness and enterprise security
8

Thursday

November 7, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

November 8, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Performance and Quality
  • Associate IT governance, performance and communications
  • Explain how to establish SLAs
  • Identify performance metrics used to manage
  • Integrate applications of IT governance, performance, and quality to the construct of your CAPSTONE project
9

Thursday

December 5, 2019

8:30 - 4:30 pm

Friday

December 6, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Innovation and Emerging Technologies / GRADUATION
  • Summarize various emerging technologies like artificial intelligence
  • Evaluate disruptive technologies
  • Determine a process for identifying, evaluating, selecting, and implementing new technologies and their legal implications
  • Critique the Top 10 Strategic Technologies of 2019
  • Appraise visualization and simulation technologies

 

Qualifications

To be considered for the IT Executives Program, applicants must be IT Professionals who oversee an IT organization, such as the CIO or IT Director for a government agency, collective of agencies, local government, intermedicate Unit, school district, non-profit or for-profit entity.  Those aspiring to be elevated into these positions can also be admitted given approval of their sponsor.

Applicants must be nominated by their supervisor.


Application Process

PART 1 - The application form allows candidates to present their learning goals, past experiences, expertise, and knowledge they will bring to the cohort for consideration.  Candidates will be notified in a timely manner as to their acceptance into the IT Executives Program cohort.

PART 2* - Candidates will demonstrate the support of their senior leadership by submitting a letter of nomination written on their behalf.  The nomination letter should include your current position and responsibilities, along with skills, knowledge and any special projects in which you are responsible.

PART 3 - Applicants will be notified on March 8, 2019 regarding whether they have or have not been accepted into the 2019 program.

*The nomination letter should be addressed to “IT Executives Program Directors” and emailed to ProfessionalEd@HarrisburgU.edu with the subject line as, “ITE Nomination letter for [YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME]”  
Nomination letters must be received no later than March 1, 2019

 


Expectations of Participants and Class Attendance Policy

Participants will be expected to complete readings and some written work prior to sessions.  Additionally, each participant is expected to complete the Capstone project outlined in the "Curriculum" section.

Attendance at a minimum of 90% of the sessions is required.

A Certified Government CIO (CGCIO) certification and 6 college credits for those interested in pursing a master's degree can be earned.  Harrisburg University will counsel those interested in receiving college credits to ensure they meet all requirements.


2019 Enrollment Fees
Organizations are responsible for the per participant cost of the program.
                             For-Profit Organizations: $2,695.00  |   Non-Profit Organizations: $2,150.00
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.
  • Food and beverages for opening reception, graduation, lunches, etc. for students and their supporting organizations' leadership, are included in the tuition fee.

Parking is not included in the enrollment fee.

For information on parking in the Harrisburg University garage, and to view current hourly rates, please visit Standard Parking's website at: www.parkharrisburg.com


 

 

 

When
April 4th, 2019 12:00 AM   through   July 22nd, 2019 12:00 AM
Location
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
United States
Contact
Phone: 717-901-5100
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