LGCIO Program

The Georgia GMIS Local Government Chief Information Officer Program is a joint certificate program between GA-GMIS and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. It is cosponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association and the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia.

LGCIO Program recipients represent a diverse segment of Georgia local governments and have demonstrated a commitment to continuing technical and leadership education. Recipients take their training back to their respective communities and use the knowledge gained in a variety of best practice applications. The LGCIO Certificate is a significant accomplishment and is widely acknowledged as the gold standard among local government information technology training programs.


LGCIO Program

The focus of the certificate program is a curriculum consisting of Leadership/Management skills training and technical skills training related to Information Technology Management. It requires the completion of a written project demonstrating the application of learned skills.

The certificate requires the completion of 10 six-hour courses equaling 60 contact hours; 36 hours of leadership, and 24 hours of technical training.


LGCIO Material

LGCIO Curriculum

LGCIO Project Definition


Leadership Courses

  • Communication Services
  • Leadership in the Information Technology Environment
  • Influencing Strategies
  • Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Capital Planning
  • Performance Measurement, Process Analysis, and Process Improvement
  • Leadership Ethics
  • Personnel and Administrative Law: Personnel and Records
  • Service Delivery Strategies
  • Project Management
  • Contract Management: Networking and Vendor Relations
  • Group Dynamics, Group Leadership and Building Teams
  • Understanding the People Side of Information Management
  • Making Effective Presentations
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Conflict and Negotiation Skills
  • Other courses agreed upon by CVIOG and the GA GMIS Board


Technical Courses

To be defined by training committee prior to offering and relevant to leading in a technical environment and presented by ITOS faculty and staff or their designees.