Washington, D.C. (May 27, 2020) — The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and the Public Technology Institute (PTI) are pleased to announce 18 technology leaders from around the country have completed the Certified Government Information Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) Program.
The PTI/CompTIA CGCIO Program, in partnership with Rutgers University Center for Government Services, is just one of four such programs in the entire United States, and only one of two that provides a national program with classes on the East Coast and West Coast.
The 2020 CGCIO Graduates were awarded certifications at two virtual graduation ceremonies, which also featured detailed presentations from all students and remarks from Dr. Alan Shark, Executive Director of PTI.
"By reaching graduation of this rather ambitious and demanding CIO certification program, you join a handful of exceptional tech leaders who put in the time toward their own professional development designed to improved technology leadership in government. And there has never been a greater need for such skills," said Dr. Alan Shark, Executive Director of PTI.
The 2020 CGCIO Graduates are:
The 2020 CGCIO Program covered tech leadership strategies and styles, change management, time management, emotional intelligence, cybersecurity, budget and finance, organizational assessment, strategic planning, written and oral communications, managing human resources, and emerging tech.
Graduates completed the intensive program with approximately 240 hours of professional development including monthly projects, interactive virtual classes, five self-paced online courses, participating in three full-day sessions, and the development of a written Capstone project, which was presented at the graduation ceremony.
Applications for the upcoming CGCIO Program are currently being accepted. The East Coast Program begins June 16, 2020, and the West Coast Program begins June 18, 2020. The deadline for registrations is May 30, 2020. For more information and for details about tuition, please contact Dale Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1971 by several major national associations representing state and local governments and now powered by CompTIA, the Public Technology Institute (PTI) has been viewed as the focal point for thought leaders who have a passion for the furtherance and wise deployment of technology. PTI actively supports local government officials through research, education, professional development, executive-level consulting services, and national recognition programs.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than 50 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world's economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.