2021 Mentors

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Signup Deadline: 25 Oct, 2021
Starts: 01 Nov, 2021
Ends: 30 Apr, 2022


ISACA is hosting a pilot mentorship program for current members to connect and support professional growth. Mentors will act as neutral sounding boards and offer their mentees advice on career topics.

Learn more about the ISACA Mentorship Program.

Qualifications of Mentors

We seek mentors who are authentic, empathetic, creative and honest, and who can offer guidance on achieving goals, suggest new projects to explore, certifications or training to help mentees get ahead, or offer counsel on how to manage office politics. Mentors must be current ISACA members.

Responsibilities of Mentors

A mentor is expected to maintain confidentiality and discretion in conversations with their mentee to create a safe space while offering advice and guidance for growth. Identifying exercises to practice new skills and checking in with their mentees regularly will be key to a successful partnership.

How do I apply to be a mentor?

  1. Ensure your ISACA Membership is current.
  2. Log in and click Apply above by 24 October 2021.
  3. Participate in an onboarding webinar the week of 8 November to learn about the program’s roles, responsibilities, and support resources. We anticipate matching notifications to be sent around 1 November. 
  4. Once you are matched, you can meet with your mentee virtually via any number of platforms. The application allows you to indicate your available platforms (like Zoom, Microsoft Teams or WhatsApp), and matching will account for your platform access.

What kind of commitment does the program require?

Generally speaking, we anticipate that a typical commitment will involve:

  • 10-12 meetings over a 6 month commitment (November - April) based on the goal progress and match's needs. 5-7 of those meetings should be November - January to establish a path and momentum toward achieving the mentee's goal(s). 
  • 2-3 short surveys on your match compatibility and participant satisfaction and outcomes. 

Additional notes:

  • Up to 10 CPEs for Mentors with ISACA certifications, awarded at completion of program.
  • We provide the opportunity to be matched with someone who is the same gender as you, if you wish.
  • ISACA will retain mentor/ee applications on file should additional opportunities open up. Spots are limited, and not all applicants may be matched based on the submissions received.
  • One In Tech, an ISACA Foundation, will host an invitation-only virtual meetup series for mentor program participants to partake in facilitated small group discussions on timely workplace issues.

Preparing for the application:

The application will ask you the following questions. You may not save and return to complete the form, so it is recommended that you prepare the following responses in advance. Applications must be submitted by 24 October.
  1. Profile: Job title, industry information, years of work experience, gender, location, credentials
  2. Response: Why do you want to be part of this next pilot? What can you contribute to this program? (200 words or less.)
  3. Matching Preferences: You will select your top 5 (in preferred order) from the following professional and interpersonal strengths around which you feel most comfortable mentoring.
    • Leading the organization:
      • managing change
      • solving problems and making decisions
      • managing politics and influencing others
      • taking risks and innovating
      • setting vision and strategy
      • managing the work
      • enhancing business skills and knowledge
      • understanding and navigating the organization
    • Leading the self:
      • demonstrating ethics and integrity
      • displaying drive and purpose
      • exhibiting leadership stature
      • increasing your capacity to learn
      • managing yourself
      • increasing self-awareness
      • developing adaptability
      • demonstrating perceptiveness to ensure due diligence
    • Leading others:
      • communicating effectively
      • developing others
      • valuing diversity and difference
      • building and maintaining relationships
      • managing effective teams and work groups
      • reporting on difficult issues to stakeholders

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


Academic Advocate Membership
Life Membership
Professional Membership
Retired Membership

Volunteers Needed:

50 (50 open slots)

Experience Required:

Director Level Industry Experience

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.