2023 Academic and Workforce Development Advisory Group

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Signup Deadline: 13 Feb, 2023
Starts: 01 Mar, 2023
Ends: 15 Dec, 2023


The Academic and Workforce Development Advisory Group (AWDAG) will partner with ISACA Global to identify partnership models with academic and workforce development organizations serving Secondary, Higher Education, Government and Public audiences.  The AWDAG will provide advice on continuously innovating/establishing new models of learning that addresses the needs of today’s workforce and their future employers. New partnership models will be discussed, and models will be prioritized in alignment with ISACA global strategy. The group will also constructively review models to ensure their efficacy versus ISACA’s global strategy.

Anticipated Outcomes:

The AWDAG will support the development and delivery of deliverables designed to serve the needs of ISACA’s constituents and for those who look to join the community. Activities may include:

  • Identifying and prioritizing the needs of information and technology professionals engaged in providing enterprise services related to components of enterprise information, IT systems, applications, and infrastructure.
  • Analyzing the existing market need for credentials and certification in academic and workforce development organization and identifying ISACA’s position in the market.
  • Identifying and prioritizing the partnership models that can be uniquely filled by ISACA frameworks, knowledge products, education, and services.
  • Identifying areas where ISACA can benefit from collaborative development activities, partnerships or other relationships and recommend third parties for consideration.
  • Reviewing models created by ISACA to ensure their efficacy in the academic and workforce development market.

Work will be done primarily by virtual meeting and email. One in-person meeting is anticipated during the term (schedule and location TBD).


Volunteer Criteria:

  • Current faculty or leadership in Secondary, Higher Education, and/or Workforce Development with experience in information technology, technology management, cybersecurity, business, and/or finance. Expertise and industry representation are preferred over geographic diversity.
  • Current information technology practitioner or technology management role. Expertise and industry representation are preferred over geographic diversity.
  • Understanding the technology market including certifications and sources of knowledge currently available for professionals.
  • Knowledge of ISACA services.
  • ISACA membership preferred but not required.
  • Students are welcome and encouraged to apply even if they do not meet the above criteria but are passionate about technology and emerging technologies.
  • Willingness to travel to at least one in-person meeting (schedule, location TBD.)
  • Preferred geographic representation to kick off this work: Middle East, North Africa, North America, Latin America, India.
  • Must be available to meet virtually on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10am-11am Central Time (US).

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Up to 20 CPE credits (max. 20 annually) in the area of Working on ISACA Boards/Committees/Working Groups upon successful completion of the term.


All volunteers must have an ISACA Participation Agreement on file. To see if your agreement is active, visit your volunteer profile. Access all volunteer policies here.  

Volunteers Needed:

10 (0 open slots)

Experience Required:

7 - 10 Years Industry Experience

Engagement Points:


CPE Credits:


Staff Facilitator:

Ivette Chavez

ISACA's Philosophy on Volunteer Engagement

ISACA encourages the active participation of our dedicated professional community in relevant, compelling and innovative activities at both the regional and international levels. With appreciation for the talent, expertise and experience each person contributes, volunteers and staff work collaboratively to fulfill ISACA's purpose and promise, while benefiting from incredible experiences and accomplishments that instill confidence in our professional and personal growth.