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Peer Recognition of Outstanding Achievements Within ISACA Community

Melissa Swartz, CAE, Volunteer Engagement Manager, ISACA
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Melissa SwartzThe prestige of the ISACA Awards Program is evident by the high caliber of recipients who are nominated and selected by their peers. Consider the eight Global Achievement Award recipients honored at North America CACS in 2019. They traveled from around the world to accept their prize from 2018-19 ISACA Board Chair Rob Clyde onstage in front of more than 1,500 colleagues. Slightly nervous and very excited, they reveled in the spotlight and had some fun in the photo booth afterward congratulating each other and accepting accolades from conference attendees. They would not have gotten the attention they so deserve without other ISACA members acknowledging the volunteer service, thought leadership, and professional contributions they have made to our professional community and submitting the nominations.

The community support and collaboration in the nomination process is rewarding for all involved – the person submitting the nomination, award reviewers, the Awards Working Group and, of course, the person being honored. One of our successful nominators this year was a past ISACA Awards Working Group volunteer. Now that he is not part of the evaluation process, he was proud to stay involved by nominating a fellow volunteer. Our past volunteers have even developed these tips for how to write a quality nomination to help future nominators craft nomination dossiers that adequately highlight the impact the candidate has had on the organization and/or the profession.

In addition to the Global Achievement Awards, ISACA’s highest honors, ISACA is proud to recognize outstanding chapters and the certification exam top scores annually. We are a global organization with much of our impact and activity at the local level. ISACA Chapter Leaders are dedicated and passionate volunteers who have implemented impactful programs for their members. Any ISACA members are able to nominate their chapter leaders, chapter programs, or their whole chapter for the three awards presented in four chapter-size categories.

Chapters such as Accra, Malta, and Greater Washington, DC – all 2019 recipients of the K. Wayne Snipes Best Chapter Award – offer model programs that many other chapters could implement locally. Recruiting, retention, communications, member experience feedback, partnerships, and educational offerings are just some of the ways award reviewers gauge the impact these outstanding chapters have on their members. ISACA is proud to highlight their work and encourages other chapters to nominate themselves and their leaders for recognition, too.

Learn more about the incredible class of 2019 recipients in these videos featured at the award presentations or download the 2019 ISACA Awards Booklet

You can nominate a colleague for a Global Achievement Award or a Chapter Award by 15 August each year. Awards are presented in the following calendar year. Learn more about the awards criteria, eligibility of nominators and candidates, and how to write a quality nomination in the ISACA Awards portal.

Contact awards@isaca.org with any questions about the ISACA Awards Program.

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