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Poll: CIPS Member Interest in New Professional Education Program?


CIPS has an opportunity to offer a new program that will provide valuable professional education to its members (see details below).  Would you be interested in taking such a program? 


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Program Info:

This program offers 26 different IT management certificates (focus areas) spanning executive, industry, technology, and general management disciplines. It is clear that in addition to leadership skills, IT executives need to be proficient in these essential IT management areas.  This program provides the skills IT executives (current and emerging) need through university quality education but not at university prices. 

This educational program would be offered by CIPS through collaboration with a partner. While all 26 Certificates would be available, CIPS would likely start by providing a 4 course IT Foundation Certificate which is comprised of:

1.     Leadership

2.     Managing IT Trends & Emerging Technologies

3.     IT Resource Management

4.     IT Strategy


In addition, the courses in this new program can be applied towards Masters Degrees at multiple universities. Important considerations include:

a.     Some of the differentiators from other IT management programs that are available, include:

                          i.    Prominent faculty from multiple universities; not just one university

                         ii.    Combine leading academics along with seasoned practitioners

                        iii.    Courses can be applied towards a Master’s Degree at multiple universities

b.    A “comfortable” program delivery cycle would be to use the following 7 week model, with each course having 4 full day face-to-face class meetings:

                          i.    2 weeks for course preparation

·   First half of face-to-face classes: Meet for 2 consecutive days (ex. Saturday-Sunday)

                         ii.    2 weeks for class “assignments”

·   Second half of face-to-face classes: Meet for 2 consecutive days (ex. Saturday-Sunday)

                        iii.    3 weeks for class “final project”

                        iv.    The 4 course certificate would take 6-7 months 

                         v.    Depending on where the participants reside, a convenient venue would be selected

c.     The pricing model is based on $620/day/attendee

                          i.    Each 4-day course: $2,480/attendee

                         ii.    Each 4-course Certificate: $9,920/attendee


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