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HU Accepting Nominations for Certified Government Chief Information Officer Program at HU

Aug 21, 2012

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is accepting nominations through September 10th for its Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO™) program.

The certification program for government chief information officers (CIOs) is the only one of its kind in Pennsylvania and it specifically addresses the unique challenges of public sector IT executive leadership.

A cohort of 25 public sector IT leaders, nominated by agency leadership, attend a total of 20 in-person sessions, monthly from October to July.  Participants should have a minimum of 4 years of IT management experience and currently hold a senior management role in any level of government. Presentations, group exercises, networking, peer learning and a capstone project make up the program.

CGCIO™ is offered in partnership with the national Consortium for State and Local Government Technology Leadership Development, through the Government Technology Institute at Harrisburg University. Established in 2008, the consortium includes the University of North Carolina’s Center for Public Technology, the Florida Institute of Government at Florida State University, and the Public Technology Institute in partnership with Rutgers University. 
Until now there were few opportunities in Pennsylvania for public sector CIO's and other IT executives to learn how to get a seat at the executive table and how to provide meaningful advice to government officials and others. The program at Harrisburg University hopes to change this.

To meet the program Co-Directors and learn more, attend a CGCIO Informational Session on August 23rd or August 28th at 9:00 am. To RSVP or ask questions, email or call 717.901.5190.

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Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania's need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

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