2020 Chapter Award Reviewers (2021 Awards)

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Signup Deadline: 30 Aug, 2020
Starts: 01 Sep, 2020
Ends: 15 Nov, 2020
Location: Online Opportunity


The ISACA Chapter Awards recognize outstanding contributions by chapters and individual chapter members in fulfilling the needs of ISACA and its professional community. Four awards are presented for each of the three chapter awards:

  • ISACA Best Chapter Award
  • ISACA Outstanding Chapter Leader Award
  • ISACA Innovative Chapter Program Award (presented for Member Experience, Community Engagement, Education, and Use of Technology)

For details on the award scopes visit https://isaca.secure-platform.com/a/page/awards/aboutawards.

Timeline and Expectations:

Sept 1 - 30, 2020

  • Help promote the nomination process for all ISACA Awards to their chapters and other ISACA members.

Oct 7 - 31, 2020

  • Review and evaluate the nominations online per the award reviewer guidelines (to be provided with the nomination packages.) All assigned nominations must be judged by the 31 October deadline.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all nomination content including candidates who have been nominated.
  • Recommend opportunities to ISACA staff to enhance the nomination and evaluation processes.

In November, all scores will be compiled by ISACA staff and submitted to the ISACA Awards Working Group for review and recommendation of the final slate of recipients for the 2021 awards. The recipients will be announced at the end of 2020 for the presentations in 2021.

To avoid any conflicts of interest, volunteers selected as Chapter Award Reviewers may NOT score any nominations for their own chapter and must recuse themselves from that nomination. Chapter Award Reviewers may submit nominations for the Global Achievement Awards or Hall of Fame, which are scored separately from the Chapter Awards. 

Volunteer Criteria:

  • Experience as a current or recent chapter leader.
  • 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 both during and after the review process.
  • Fair minded and unbiased approach to evaluating the nominations and selecting recipients.
  • Availability to review nominations electronically and evaluate candidates in October. The total number of candidates for review will be unknown until judging opens, but volunteers should expect to spend a significant portion of time throughout October reading and scoring nominations.

Volunteer benefits:

  • Up to 15 CPE credits (max. 20 annually) in the area of Working on ISACA Boards/Committees/Working Groups to be posted to the volunteer’s ISACA account upon successfully reviewing all assigned nominations by the deadline. Failure to review all nominations will result in 0 CPE credits.
  • Help recognize outstanding achievements of colleagues and other chapters.
  • Learn best practices from other chapter candidates.


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:

40 (40 open slots)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary

CPE Credits:


Staff Facilitator:

Melissa Swartz
Sr. Manager, Volunteer Engagement

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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.