2020 ISACA Awards Working Group

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Signup Deadline: 10 Dec, 2019
Starts: 01 Jan, 2020
Ends: 30 Nov, 2020
Location: Online Opportunity


The ISACA Awards Working Group is responsible for all policies and procedures related to the ISACA Awards Program. In 2020 the working group will be revamping the portfolio of awards and identifying ways to enhance the prestige of the program through new recognition opportunities. In addition, the working group is responsible for providing a secondary review of all recommended award recipients from volunteer award reviewers and making the final determination of the recipients and citations.

ISACA recognizes outstanding contributions that advance our professional community and exemplify our purpose, values, and leadership. By acknowledging the individuals and achievements that have a positive impact on our global society, ISACA seeks to inspire future generations of business and technology professionals.

There are three categories of awards administered by ISACA International recognizing separate levels of achievements:

  • Global Achievement Awards: These are the highest awards presented on behalf of the ISACA Board of Directors for exemplary and longstanding contributions to the organization and the business technology community.
  • Chapter Awards: These awards recognize outstanding contributions by chapters and individual chapter members in fulfilling the needs of ISACA and its professional community.
  • Certification Top Scores: The top scores for the CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, and CSX Practitioner exams worldwide will be recognized annually.

Learn more about the ISACA Awards Program.

Anticipated Outcomes:

  • Timeline
    • January – March: Monthly teleconferences and work over email to revamp the awards portfolio and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors.
    • March – June: Finalize award nomination forms, evaluation metrics and prepare to open the call for nominations.
    • June – August: Promote ISACA Awards Program and generate more nominations from the membership for appropriate contributions to the organization and industry.
    • September – November: Judging and selection of the 2021 recipients
  • Working Group members may not submit nominations or endorsement letters for any ISACA Awards but are expected to help promote the nomination process for all ISACA Awards to their chapters and other ISACA members.
  • Review recipient recommendations from award reviewers for Global Achievement and Chapter Awards. Meet virtually to discuss/approve recipients. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of all nomination content including candidates who have been nominated.
  • Recommend possible enhancements to the ISACA Awards Program and processes.
  • Review ISACA Awards policies to ensure proper governance over the program.

Volunteer Criteria:

  • Knowledge of ISACA frameworks, products, certifications and services.
  • ISACA Membership required.
  • Geographic area representation considered.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all nomination data and communication related to the candidates and recipients.
  • Fair minded and unbiased approach to evaluating the nominations and selecting recipients.
  • Availability for a virtual meetings approximately monthly (scheduled as needed). No travel is required.
  • Previous experience with awards programs is a plus.

 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.
  • Help recognize outstanding professional achievements, volunteer service and thought leadership across our industry and select a class of recipients to inspire future generations of practitioners.

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.


Global Community

Volunteers Needed:

9 (0 open slots)

Experience Required:

4 - 6 Years Industry Experience

CPE Credits:


Staff Facilitator:

Melissa Swartz
Sr. Manager, Volunteer Engagement

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.