Training & Professional Development



TAG Professional Development Programs Presents:


Developed for CIOs and Aspiring CIOs 

   TAG Preferred Provider     


2017 Session Dates (Register Here)

  • September 29, 2017 CIO Competencies
  • October 6, 2017 Strategic Planning Toolkit
  • October 13, 2017 Managing the IT Project Portfolio

The CIO Certification Series is developedfor CIOs and Aspiring CIOs.

Over 3 Fridays, participants will learn the ins-and outs of this vital role. Topics include:

  • CIO Leadership profile
  • CIO reporting relationship
  • CIO competencies
  • Strategic planning
  • IS governance board
  • IT project portfolios
  • Blue Ocean strategy
  • Innovation techniques
  • Ecosystem analysis
  • Big data and data analytics


Series Details


Venue: The Centergy Building 
            75 5th St. NW
            7th Floor, Suite 710
            Atlanta, GA 30308



Instructor: Don Amoroso

Don Amoroso

Designed by Dr. Donald L. Amoroso, Lowder-Weil Endowed Chair of Innovation and Strategy and Professor Information Systems at Auburn University Montgomery, this program covers all the major functions of the CIO role.

Join Dr. Donald L. Amoroso as he instructs the CIO certification three week series and learn the ins and-outs of this vital role.




Session 1: CIO Competencies (Friday, September 29th, 8:30am – 12:00pm)

Location: EMC Conference Room, 7th floor Suite 710

  • Positioning the CIO
  • Should you fire your CIO?
  • CIO - How to get the job and keep the job
  • Where CIOs spend their time
  • The changing role of the CIO
  • Matching CIO characteristics to the business strategy
  • Where CIOs spend their time
  • The CIO reporting relationship
  • CIO social capital
  • The CIO strategy
  • CIO competencies
  • The CIO leadership profile (1992)
  • Comparison of CIOs roles (2011)
  • The CIO leadership profile (2008)
  • CIO Performance
  • #1 - The New CIO: Preparing for IT Leadership


Session 2: Strategic Planning Toolkit (Friday, October 6th, 8:30am – 12:00pm)

Location: EMC Conference Room, 7th floor Suite 710

  • Strategic planning and visioning
  • Strategic models
  • Generic strategies
  • Five forces model/analyzing the competitive forcces
  • Value chain analysis
  • Core competencies analysis
  • Key success factors
  • Strategic group mapping
  • SWOT analysis
  • Business Model Generation
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Making the case for IT projects
  • Leadership of the IS project portfolio
  • Project risk assessment
  • Managing IT project delivery
  • Managing the IT project portfolio
  • Blue Ocean Strategy
  • #2 - CIO Challenges: Preparing for IT Leaders

Session 3: Managing the IT Project Portfolio (Friday, October 13th, 8:30am-12:00pm)

Location: EMC Conference Room, 7th floor Suite 710

  • Leadership of the IS project portfolio
  • Project risk assesment 
  • Managing IT project delivery
  • Managing the IT project portfolio
  • IT Project Portfolio
  • Governance Board
  • Building the governance board
  • Governance board effectiveness
  • Ecosystem differentiation
  • Steps in ecosytem analysis
  • Transforming the ecosystem
  • CIO need for data
  • Big data
  • Business analytics





1. How often will TAG offer the CIO certification progam?

A. There is a 50/50 chance we will offer it in the spring, but no guarantees. If you are thinking about it, I would recommend that you take it in April/May. Otherwise, you run the risk of having to wait a full year.


2. Is there a student discount?

A. Currently, there is no student discount. Instructor discretion. 


3. What kind of certificate will be issued and by whom?

A. It will be issued by TAG and the instructor. We can give printed certificates as well.


4. Is there a registration deadline?

A. Deadlines are always the day before at 12noon. Fall 2017, Thursday 28th at 12noon.


5. Will the fee increase after a particular date?

A. No, the fees will remain the same.


It is a great program. TAG has been offering it for 13 years, and over 200 people have gone through it. I hope you can join us.


Cancellation policy:  Refund is given only prior to event.

All classes will be held Fridays from 8:30–12:00 pm. TAG members save $200. The cost for all five sessions is $1,700 (TAG Price is $1,500). Reserve your spot today by emailing

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