Chapel Hill, NC, November 16, 2007. Rodger Burden, Technology Director for the City of Burlington, has successfully graduated from the 2007 Certified Government Chief Information Officers Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government.
The CGCIO program is the first local government specific program for CIOs in the nation and began in 2005. The program is designed for local government Information Technology Directors and Chief Information Officers whose responsibilities require a broad understanding of management, leadership, and enterprise topics. The course is approximately 240 hours in length. Course instruction covers enterprise issues, strategic technology planning, communication, project management, emerging trends, risk assessment and management, acquisition management, change management, leadership, security, grantsmanship, and financial trends.
Rodger Burden is one of the 32 public sector employees who successfully completed the course this year. Over the course of its three-year existence, the CGCIO program has graduated over 100 public sector IT professionals.