CIO Leadership Academy

Why Attend?

  • Work with an experienced CIO mentor
  • Personal 360 Leadership Skills Inventory Assessment Report
  • Participation in virtual growth sessions throughout Spring 2022
  • Develop and execute an applied learning project to advance you and your campus team
  • Develop and refine executive presence skills
  • Social learning and networking

Learning Objectives

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) Leadership Academy enables current and aspiring CIOs and IT leaders to strengthen their leadership ability by:

  1. Gaining new understanding of their personal leadership styles;
  2. Knowing when to use different leadership skills based on the situation;
  3. Being able to articulate a vision and turn the vision into implementation;
  4. Learning how to build and lead a team;
  5. Developing new collaboration skills;
  6. Refining their communication and executive presence skills; and
  7. Advancing their understanding of key issues confronting CIOs (e.g., information security, institutional data management and new data-enabled student success technologies).

 

Intended Audience

  • New and aspiring chief information officers, chief digital information officers and information technology directors.
  • Current IT Practitioners, directors/assistant directors, assistant CIOs or research directors with significant responsibility for information services, including information technology, computing, software support, information security, data infrastructure, library services and so forth.
  • Those who provide the coordination and leadership for ensuring quality and success of information-related activities on their campuses.
  • Additional job titles may include Analysts, Heads of Technology, Deputy CIOs, Dean of IT, AVPs, Information Security Officers, Project Managers, Systems or Network Administrators or Managers, Lab and Classroom Technicians, etc.

Instructional Philosophy

This cohort-based program moves participants through a journey of self-discovery, skill development and knowledge creation. A variety of pedagogical approaches are used to ensure that learners of all styles are able to engage in and contribute to the program. The program is largely interactive, using a variety of small group discussions, role-playing opportunities, simulations, leadership assessments, panel discussions and case studies all situated within the context in which the modern CIO/IT practitioner exists. The faculty for the program will be a combination of leadership development experts and experienced CIOs serving as mentors.

Apply your Learning & Advance Yourself as a Leader!

As part of the learning experience, participants will be expected to develop a plan to lead the implementation or development of an initiative, project or sub-project on their campus. Participants should come to the opening retreat with an idea for a project that they could move forward in a three- to 12-month time-frame. A planning framework will be provided and discussed during the opening retreat and participants will be expected to work on the development of the plan with pre-assigned learning groups during the duration of the meeting. Each participant will present their action plan as part of the capstone event. Plans should be developed by each individual in collaboration with other participant(s).

Session Dates

Opening Events

 

February 2, 3 & 10, 2022
Day 1 (2/2/22): 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Day 2 (2/3/22): 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day 3 (2/10/22): 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Virtual Growth Session 1

March 1, 2022

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Mid-semester Learning & Networking Event

March 24, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Virtual Growth Session 2

April 7, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Growth Session 3

 May 3, 2022

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Capstone Event & Graduation

One day graduation event including presentation of applied learning projects

May 12, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(tentatively in-person, NYSERNet, Syracuse)

 

Mentors
Read their bios

J. Brice Bible

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
University at Buffalo

 Denise Burbey

Campus-based CIO, ITEC

CIO, Corning Community College

John Kolb

Vice President for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer
Rensselaer Polytechnic University

Dr. Jacquelyn Malcolm

Vice Chancellor of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
Minnesota State

Sean Moriarty

Chief Technology Officer

State University of New York at Oswego

Cost & Important Dates

 

Participant Cost
$1,750

Nomination Process
Nominations will be accepted between Monday, November 29 through the end of the calendar year (12/31/2021). Leaders may nominate high-potential individuals from their institution, or interested participants may self-nominate. A review committee will consider nominations and accepted individuals will be sent a registration link in early 2022.

Registration
The registration deadline is January 24, 2022. Program begins February 2, 2022

Testimonials

I liked that it wasn’t just one and done. It was a program that spanned several months and prompted you to continue your leadership journey. All to often we come back and lose our excitement. This allowed you to come back and continue with gentle prompting.

The last time I participated in a leadership session was 2007. I was able to see how I have changed and grown since then. The Capstone event – for many reasons – from hearing what my peers say about me via evaluations and the certificate presentation – filled me with a confidence I haven’t felt in a while. Our roles today are so FULL and there is SO much to do. Being able to take the time to focus on myself had an incredible impact on me and I look forward becoming a more confident leader.

The CIO Leadership Academy opened my mind and forced me to identify areas outside of my comfort zone. I met great people, learned so much, and valued my time with my mentor. It is an amazing program!

As a VERY new manager there was A LOT that I needed to learn and be exposed to and this program did a great job of covering many of the basics. The number of times we were together in person and virtually seemed just right; it didn’t impose too much on our duties and time yet kept us engaged and connected instead of just going to a one time conference and then back to our “real” work at our respective campuses. The SUNY360 – Leadership Skills Inventory was so helpful to me to see how other perceived me at the various levels. Not only was the content right on target for me, networking and meeting colleagues in the same (and similar) positions at other institutions was invaluable. The mentors did an amazing job of listening, offering advice and suggestions and sharing their expertise. All of the sessions were engaging and very informative. Thank you all for all your work in running this program and preparing us as leaders!

I loved hanging and living with folks in my own world.

The CIO Leadership Academy has helped me to rediscover my leadership voice!

Scholarships

2022 Scholarship Information – Coming Soon!

 

 

 

2. The Melissa Woo & Jackie Malcome Scholarship are awarded to two aspiring higher education IT leader representing any underrepresented population. To apply for these $300 scholarships, applicants must send an email to leadership@suny.edu  including the following:

  • A resume
  • A completed application, which should include:
  • a personal statement, no longer than 500 words, explaining why you are applying for the CIO Leadership Academy and how this would benefit you.
  • Signature of supervisor signifying their support of your participation in the academy