Strategic CIO Programme

The University of Auckland Business School

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  • 11 days
  • in person

The University of Auckland Business School


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Who should attend

Participants should:

  • Currently be in an IT-based role that reports to the CIO, CEO or other member of the Executive team
  • Have been identified as having potential to progress to the CIO or equivalent role within the next five years
  • Have a minimum of five years of senior IT experience

About the course

This intensive, practically focused programme prepares mid-career IT professionals to step into a CIO role.

In today’s digital world, IT is fundamental to enabling and delivering business success. This generation of CIOs have a new challenge – to not only speak the language of technology fluently, but to work collaboratively across the business to achieve credibility, drive efficiency and growth, and communicate a story about how IT enables this success. CIOs must seek new ways to transform their business, all while leading the technology function.

This experiential programme equips ambitious mid-career IT professionals to develop the enterprise leadership mindset required to address organisational challenges and create customer value. It is designed to be practical and relevant and give IT leaders the tools to contribute at C-Suite level, both functionally and across the business.

This programme is designed for busy working professionals. It is a 11-day programme set across five modules, held over 6 months. The majority of the programme will be held on-site at the University of Auckland Business School Campus.

The expected time commitment outside of the module components involves work on a strategic project, mentoring sessions, peer coaching, reflection on learning and pre and post readings.

To encourage you to think beyond IT and develop the strategic, whole-of-business mindset, some parts of Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5 will be delivered in a combined cohort of all C-Suite participants. The remaining time will be spent in your CIO cohort.

Module 1 Enterprise Strategy and Leadership

Module 2 Leading Change in Complex Times

Module 3 Driving Value Through Collaboration & Innovation

Module 4 Communicating & Influencing at Executive Level

Module 5 Roadmap for the future

Strategic Project

In addition to the modular content and with the support of your mentor and your organisational sponsor, you will identify a project of strategic value to your organisation. This project work aims to build leadership capability across the organisation – in particular thinking strategically, influencing and working successfully across the business.

The action learning project delivers immediate value and ensures your programme learning is embedded by applying it to real issues in your own organisation


Ilan Oshri

Dr Ilan Oshri is a professor at the Graduate School of Management. Ilan is the author of 18 books on sourcing and has extensively published on the future of work in both academic and managerial journals. He has acted as a consultant to numerous organisations in Europe, the United States and Asia...

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Elizabeth George has an active research interest in non-standard work arrangements and diversity in the workplace. She has a PhD in Organisation Science from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of six international editorial boards and is an associate editor of the Academy of Manag...

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