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Attracting and developing talent is fundamental to the success of every great CIO. An exclusive benefit of InspireCIO membership, Next Gen Leader is a cohort-based leadership development program designed for high-potential leaders in your IT organization.

Great leaders inspire results through others.

Nothing communicates commitment to your most valuable team members like investing in their personal and professional leadership development. Ideal NGL participants demonstrate strong leadership potential and an equal desire to grow in their career.

Lisa LaRoque, VP Membership Development

The NGL Experience

CIO-designed, NGL brings together managers and high-potential leaders of InspireCIO members in a peer-based, 9 month, cohort-based virtual leadership experience designed to develop IT leadership talent. The NGL program begins with a leadership skills assessment and incorporates collaborative workshops, peer problem-solving, relationship-building and 1:1 mentoring with a CIO.

The Curriculum

1
Leadership Assessment Skill Builder
2
Leading in a Technology Organization
3
Becoming a Trusted Advisor
4
Marketing a Technology Organization
5
Peer-to-Peer Problem Solving
6
CIO Mentoring
7
Capstone Project

1:1 CIO Mentorship

Behind every developing leader is a mentor who has “been there, done that” and understands the value of giving back through mentoring. NGL participants are matched with CIO mentors who share their experiences and can be a sounding board for mentees as they develop leadership experience. The mentee sets the agenda... the mentor is there to listen and provide feedback.

Hear from NGL graduates

The NGL Program offered a unique experience in the IT Consulting Workshop to learn about and practice the seven different influencing bases.

Mike Muldoon

Sharing experiences with others, with peers who are in the same boat like me, getting influenced by people who have 20-plus years experience, by mentors from NGL, getting deeper into marketing, focusing on the benefits, targeting your audience, all those things I have learned at NGL and I could transform it already into the business.

Chris Kiffe

They created such a highly immersive environment for all of us to collaborate and participate and brainstorm ideas. Together we created great value than individual thoughts and contributions, and it was fun.

Prabha Subramaniam

I really enjoy the relationships I've built, the time spent with my mentor, and of course the workshops.

Scott Dresner

Meeting and working with IT professionals like and unlike myself from different companies and business centers from all over the U.S. was an invaluable experience.

Terrance Hall

In several cases, [my mentor] prompted me to maybe think about things a little bit differently and maybe take a slightly different course of action than I had originally been intending to take.

Carolyn Grant

My mentor Robert and I have had some great conversations, and he's been a great resource outside of our organization to bounce ideas off of and talk through challenges, especially in light of COVID and how technology has changed and where things have shifted. It's been really good.

Mike Thompson

My mentor was genuinely interested in me and in my career. I was able to bring topics to my mentor that I knew I would get honest unfiltered feedback. This feedback helped me make key decisions in my business.

Steve Munoz

I have been introduced to some of the great leaders who are on the same journey as me, and we are able to share our knowledge and opinions as well as expanding my professional network.

Jane Ng

The IT Consulting Workshop really hammered home to me the four Cs of success: confidence, competence, commitment, and consistency.

Azeem Nizam

The opportunity to meet and interact with the me's, if you will, across a broad spectrum of industries is invaluable. Our cohort group, and of course I'm biased in this way, was the absolute best. We met as often as we could, and it always yielded value.

Frank McCammon III

I found the learning environment to be engaging and robust in several aspects, from the networking, the mentoring, and the various learning options.

Steve Panton

It was said one of our first classes that the answer is in this room, and I fully believe that. This was especially helpful given the extraordinary circumstances of attending these workshops during a global pandemic. knowing that everyone was equally struggling, coping, learning new ways to connect was extremely helpful, and having a new network of people who share those experiences and learn from will be valuable now and in the future.

Vince Ernani

What I learned was in more complex and conflicting situations, it's really more than what meets the eye, and it pays off going the extra mile to learn about the motivations of all the different influencers and create a win-win situation. I think that's a way to solve some of the more complex problems that we have.

Vishal Maheshwari
Mike Muldoon
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Chris Kiffe
LogMeIn
Prabha Subramaniam
ON Semiconductor
Scott Dresner
LogMeIn
Terrance Hall
HJF
Carolyn Grant
Lincoln Financial Group
Mike Thomson
Camden Property Trust
Steve Munoz
Camden Property Trust
Jane Ng
ON Semiconductor
Azeem Nizam
ForeScout
Frank McCammon III
Camden Property Trust
Steve Panton
Gannett Fleming
Vince Ernani
ForeScout
Vishal Maheshwari
PetSmart

In Great Company

Nearly 300 up-and-coming, high-potential leaders are strengthening their IT leadership skills through NGL.

Baker Hughes
Brunswick
Coca-Cola Consolidated
Cousins Properties
Forescout
Grant Thornton
Hines
Life Fitness
LogMeIn
Milo's
nrg
Petsmart

Learn more at Inside NGL.

Choose a time below to join us for an upcoming “Inside NGL” to learn more about the program and how to enroll your team members. Don’t see a time that fits your schedule? Contact Lisa LaRoque at lisal@inspirecio.com.

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lisal@inspirecio.com 678-296-2174

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