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News | Aug. 12, 2015

CIO Leadership Development Program begins 1st cohort

On August 10, the iCollege welcomed 19 students from several DoD services/agencies, the Department of State, and from four countries to participate in the 1st cohort of the inaugural CIO Leadership Development Program (LDP).  

For Academic Year (AY) 2015-16, the NDU iCollege’s Advanced Management Program (AMP) has been renamed the Chief Information Officer Leadership Development Program (CIO LDP, or LDP for short). After 50 cohorts graduating from the AMP since 1990, the college has recrafted the program to better meet the needs of today’s workforce. The CIO LDP still has the major components of a multi-week program where students cover team-building, leadership, domestic field studies, and completing the Chief Information Officer Certificate Program.

The CIO LDP will remain the iCollege’s flagship resident program for rising senior-level managers and leaders responsible for promoting and attaining national and international security goals through the strategic use of information and information technology. The CIO LDP is administered in a multi-week intensive, and highly interactive, student-centered educational experience emphasizing leadership skills and abilities. CIO LDP students form a learning community that fosters multiple perspectives on a wide range of issues.

The CIO LDP curriculum provides participants with the Chief Information Officer certificate as well as course work toward the Master of Science in Government Information Leadership (CIO Concentration).

August 10 - November 20, 2015

Applications Due November 15, 2015
Start/End: January 4, 2016 - April 15, 2016

CIO LDP Application Instructions
Refer to the Admission Policies section of the AY16 iCollege Catalog (see link at bottom of website homepage) for program eligibility and application instructions, and the Student Services Section for fees and payment instructions.

Questions should be referred to either the CIO LDP Director, Russ Quirici at or to the iCollege Office of Student Services at (or 202-685-6300).