Become a Strategic CIO

Create a personal development plan to take your career to the next level.


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Without a personal development plan in place, the CIO may:

  • Fail to meet business stakeholder expectations and remain in a support role.
  • Struggle with managing their business stakeholder relationships.
  • Witness their role diminishing as technology initiatives are taken over by other business-focused stakeholders such as the Chief Marketing Officer or Chief Digital Officer.

A well-crafted CIO personal development plan will help:

  • Increase job satisfaction, opportunity, compensation, and tenure.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Effectively meet executive stakeholder expectations.
  • Advance your role to strategic business partner within or outside of your organization.

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Module 1: Assess Competencies & Stakeholder Relationships

The Purpose

  • Gather and review information from business stakeholders.
  • Assess strategic CIO competencies and business stakeholder relationships.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Gathered information to create a personal development plan and stakeholder management strategy.
  • Analyzed the information from diagnostics and determined the appropriate next steps.
  • Identified and prioritized strategic CIO competency gaps.
  • Evaluated the power, impact, and support of key business stakeholders.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Conduct CIO Business Vision diagnostic
  • CIO Business Vision results
1.2 Conduct CXO-CIO Alignment program
  • CXO-CIO Alignment Program results
1.3 Assess CIO competencies
  • CIO competency gaps
1.4 Assess business stakeholder relationships
  • Executive Stakeholder Power Map

Module 2: Take Control of Your Personal Development

The Purpose

  • Create a personal development plan and stakeholder management strategy.
  • Track your personal development and establish checkpoints to revise initiatives.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Identified personal development and stakeholder engagement initiatives to bridge high priority competency gaps.
  • Identified key performance indicators and benchmarks/targets to track competency development.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Create a personal development plan
  • Personal Development Plan
2.2 Create a stakeholder management strategy
  • Stakeholder Management Strategy
2.3 Establish key performance indicators and benchmarks/targets
  • Strategic CIO Competency Scorecard
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