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Eligibility Criteria for Director and Vice Chair

  • Candidates must be an ISACA member. Only ISACA Members may nominate another ISACA member to serve.
  • Candidates for the position of vice chair (future Board chair) must have previously served on the ISACA International Board of Directors.
  • Board members are expected to attend four Board of Director meetings and participate on four Board of Director teleconferences per year.
  • Board candidates should be aware of the time commitment involved; estimated at roughly 15 non-travel hours per month on board activities. In addition to board meetings, board members may be asked to make occasional trips in support of the association’s strategy (all ISACA-sponsored travel is reimbursed by ISACA).
  • Endorsement Letters: candidates who have not been previous board members and who are not current sitting Directors must include letters of support from other ISACA members as part of their candidate materials. These support letters may not be written/submitted by ISACA staff and must be submitted via the unique link sent through the online nomination system.


Attributes of Candidates

Successful nominations will give specific examples of how the candidate has exemplified the following attributes and/or how he/she is expected to contribute to ISACA's global organization based on the model behaviors below.

Attributes of Directors

  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities
  • Able to think strategically
  • Able to think innovatively
  • Demonstrates professional and/or commercial contacts and can leverage them for ISACA/ITGI’s benefit
  • Maintains a global perspective on professional issues and ISACA/ITGI matters
  • Conforms to ISACA’s Code of Professional Ethics
  • Demonstrates an energetic ability to accomplish organization objectives 
  • Demonstrated positive performance in current and previous local and international ISACA or other professional/volunteer roles
  • Demonstrates executive temperament
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills

Attributes of Board Chair and Vice Chair
1. Able to think strategically

  • Forward-looking, able to set goals and have a vision for the future, to promote that vision throughout the organization, and to enable change 
  • Flexible, innovative and imaginative; able to make timely and appropriate changes in thinking, plans and methods, and to create and promote new and better ideas and solutions to problems and emerging issues; a problem solver 
  • Adept at strategic planning 
  • Maintains a global perspective on professional issues and ISACA/ITGI matters 

2. Driven to achieve results

  • Highly motivated to embrace and implement board-approved strategy
  • Proactive, possesses an energetic volunteer spirit 
  • Knows when to strive toward consensus and when to decide and move on
  • Willing and able to participate in all aspects of fundraising activities
  • Applies good business judgment to association issues and concerns

3. Able to build strong working relations internally and externally, and serve as an influencer to same

  • A source of inspiration, able to unite members and constituents 
  • Possesses a significant network of professional contacts and can leverage that network for ISACA’s benefit
  • “People person”; displays empathy, sincere interest in people; good listener; good sense of humor
  • Creates an inclusive environment in which all are encouraged to contribute

4.  Maintains understanding and awareness of professional and business issues pertinent to ISACA’s constituencies

  • Dedicated to serving the profession
  • Able to identify professional issues of most value/importance to members and constituents
  • Possesses highly developed business expertise, understanding of the impact of technologies (including emerging technologies), and IT risks and controls

5. Exemplifies personal integrity

  • Actions and decisions based on reason, integrity and moral/ethical principles
  • Confident, sincere, honest and fair-minded
  • Adheres to ISACA Code of Professional Ethics
  • Personally and professionally credible 

6. Demonstrates leadership and temperament of a leader

  • Has a sense of perspective; demonstrates intellectual flexibility, imagination and socio-political sensitivity in developing a holistic appreciation of the situation and in generating innovative ideas and solutions that bring practical benefit.
  • Exercises analysis and judgment in the context of complex issues and situations
  • Persuades, motivates and inspires others, developing a sense of unity and purpose
  • Takes the lead and is effective in communication and consultation, engaging with a wide range of media and ISACA's partners and stakeholders across national boundaries.