2018-2019 Program Applications Opening September 2017

We will be taking applications for the CGCIO (July 2018 – January 2020) and the CPTM (July 2018-January 2019) program in September 2017. The application form and related materials are provided below. Application forms are accepted on a rolling basis until all seats are full. Notification of admission decisions will be sent within approximately four weeks of receipt of application; official letters of acceptance and an invoice will follow.

For budgeting and scheduling purposes, please note that attendance at the in-person sessions is required; travel costs, purchase of assigned books, and the cost of registering for the FLGISA conferences (if desired) are not included in the program fee.

The first work session of both programs is July 30 and 31, 2018; it will be held in conjunction with the FLGISA annual conference in Boca Raton.

The second work session for CGCIO and final CPTM work session/graduation will be January 29 and 30, 2019 (Orlando–Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South) in conjunction with the FLGISA winter conference.

The third work session for CGCIO will be July 2019 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek (exact dates TBA). Graduation for those who complete the program within 12 months will be held during this session.

The final CGCIO graduation, for those who complete the program within 18 months, will be January 2020 (Orlando–Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South). The 2020-2021 class will also begin at this time.

Program Requirements and Expectations

To enable your personal success as well as the continued success of the CPTM and CGCIO certification programs, your active participation in the in-class and online work sessions and timely completion of all work is essential.

To supplement the individual and group work, those in the CGCIO program will have access to a group of peer mentors (program graduates) who can provide practical and individualized guidance to ensure that the work is meaningful and relevant to each participant.

As a participant in either program, you are required to:

  • Complete the assigned hours of in-class work;
  • Complete the assigned out-of-class work within given deadlines and in a quality manner;
  • Commit to your own success as well as the success of the program by being engaged in the learning process and participating in all assigned activities.
  • Complete and present a final project. (The CGCIO program also requires that the final project receive a “pass” upon evaluation by a panel of peers.)

Program Selection Criteria

The Certified Public Technology Manager program (CPTM) is designed to grow the core leadership abilities of technology professionals who serve or who want to serve in a team leader, supervisory, or managerial position. To be selected for the Certified Public Technology Manager Program, you must:

  • Be currently employed by a local government, educational, public service or non-profit organization or with a private organization upon approval by the selection committee;
  • Be currently working in an Information Technology department or have IT responsibilities in conjunction with other duties; and
  • Be either in or working toward a team leader, supervisory, or management position.

The Certified Government Chief Information Officer program (CGCIO) is designed to strengthen the leadership capacities of technology professionals who serve in or are actively seeking an executive leadership role. To participate in the Certified Government Chief Information Officer Program, you must:

  • Be currently employed by a local government local government, educational or non-profit organization or with a private organization upon approval by the selection committee;
  • Have ten (10) years’ experience in the Information Technology field. College work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for professional experience; and
  • Have three (3) years’ experience in a technology leadership role; and
  • Be either in or actively seeking a CIO position.