SFU CIOCAN Leadership Development Program

For the future CIO:

An innovative executive program designed to accelerate your career


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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 is offered by Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business, in partnership with the CIO Association of Canada. It provides a tremendous asset to you now and into your future and is endorsed by two of the strongest national brands in business and the area of management of information systems, providing a tremendous asset to you now, and into your future.

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Format and Timing: The CIOCAN Leadership Development Program utilizes experienced industry speakers and academic seminars to cover a wide range of topics in an engaging and interactive environment. To accommodate the schedules of working professionals, the program has been structured as follows:

Duration: Online discussion starts September 30, 2019; three full days in-class in November 2019; online Capstone Session on February 8, 2020.

Timing: November 12-14, 2019, 3 full in-class days 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with additional events on the first two evenings and pre and post course online assignments.

Workload: Expect up to five (5) hours per week for course readings and discussions prior to November 5, as well as execution of and reflection on an individual Change Project between November 2019 and February 2020.


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.

Program Price

The tuition for the CIOCAN Leadership Development Program is CAD $3,900* plus GST, covering all learning materials and meals as well as Associate membership (reduced fees available for those who are already members).

*For payment terms & conditions, please visit our website

IMPORTANT DATES Application Deadline: September 15, 2019
Program Start: September 30, 2019
TO APPLY http://beedie.sfu.ca/execed/programs/individuals/CIOCAN
LOCATION Online and at the Segal Graduate School,
Vancouver, BC
Beedie School of Business
Simon Fraser University
Segal Graduate School
500 Granville St.
Vancouver, V6C 1W6 http://beedie.sfu.ca/execed/programs/individuals/CIOCAN
Please email Executive Education at execed@sfu.ca if you have any questions


Andrew_Gemino1Dr. Andrew Gemino is a Professor and serves as Associate Dean of SFU Beedie. He has twice received the Canada Trust Distinguished Teacher award from SFU Beedie. Andrew’s academic research focuses on IT project management, business systems analysis and the design of technology-mediated collaborative environments.


Blaize_Horner_ReichDr. Blaize Horner Reich came to academia after 15 years as an information technology professional and consultant to industry in both Canada and Asia. She earned her PhD in 1993 at the University of British Columbia. Today, Blaize is a Professor of information technology and an internationally respected researcher and speaker; she served as associate dean of SFU Beedie from 2000-2003 and was awarded the Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching award in 1997.


Peter_TinglingDr. Peter Tingling joined SFU Beedie from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario where his thesis focused on technological decision-making in an organizational context. Peter has taught at several business schools, and has spent more than two decades in information technology industries.


Gary_WagenheimDr. Gary Wagenheim is a prominent educator in training and development for organizational and individual change and an established scholar in the field of organizational behavior teaching. He is an Adjunct Professor at SFU Beedie and the Helsinki School of Economics.