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VANCOUVER, BC | September 2016 – February 2017
(Please note: The program is delivered online with the face-to-face session on November 7-9, 2016)
> For aspiring and current CIOs

The role of the CIO is among the most dynamic in the enterprise, and you have decided to make it your challenge. To get there, you will need experience, contacts, and a broad technological and strategic perspective. You are focused on developing these skills, and are looking for a way to kick-start the learning. This program is designed to do just that by introducing you, the (future) CIO, to the key concepts and realities associated with CIO success.



This program has been designed in partnership with the CIO Association of Canada, as an opportunity for its Associate Members to take their careers to the next level. While the program is designed for the direct reports of CIO members, interested CIOs are equally welcome to enroll. Applicants will be required to send their bios, including work experience and education. Acceptance to the program will be determined by the CIOCAN — Vancouver Chapter Board of Directors.



Online and at the SFU Beedie School of Business, Vancouver, BC


September 18, 2016: Program starts with guided online discussions.

November 7-9, 2016: In-class sessions run from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with additional events on the first two evenings.

February 25, 2017: An Online Capstone Session brings the program to its end.

Note: Expect up to five hours per week for course readings and discussions prior to November 7, as well as execution of and reflection on an individual Change Project between November 2016 and February 2017.


$3,900 + GST

Includes: All learning materials and meals as well as the CIOCAN Associate Membership (reduced fees available for those who are already members).

The BC Chapter of the CIO Association will sponsor one spot to support IT professionals in non-profit organizations. Applications have to be received by July 29, 2016. For questions, please contact Lisa Bateman, CIO Association Chapter Administrator, at


You will be notified on your acceptance into the program within 3 weeks of receipt of your completed application. Tuition fees are due within 6 weeks of offer of acceptance into the program. Details will be outlined in your offer of acceptance letter. Please note for applications received after Wednesday, June 28, 2016, payment will be due upon acceptance.

Cancellations received by Wednesday, August 10, 2016 will receive a full refund, less a $150 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after Thursday, August 11, 2016.

Please note: For applications received after Friday, August 12, 2016, payment will be due upon acceptance into the program (space permitting).


Please email Carol Tang, Program Assistant, at if you have any questions.

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