EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity and Privacy Managers Institute

EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity and Privacy Managers Institute Details

The EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity and Privacy Managers Institute is for cybersecurity and privacy professionals with one to seven years of experience and empowers higher education professionals with critical skills for managing and leading cybersecurity and privacy projects, units, and people. The Institute provides a comprehensive view of the specific role of a manager in the cybersecurity and privacy field, and skills development in key areas including communication, project strategies, resource management, team performance, and leadership.

Key Competencies 

By the end of this competency, you will be able to:

  • Analyze different communication styles and learn how to communicate with different audiences.
  • Use active listening to communicate effectively with others.
  • Create effective training and presentations using industry best practices.
  • Use techniques to manage challenging workplace conversations and situations.
  • Implement communication skills that honor diversity, equity, and inclusion.

By the end of this competency, you will be able to:

    • Analyze the benefits of various project frameworks and approaches.
    • Identify key stakeholders, governance structures, and best practices for successful projects.
    • Explore strategies to identify and manage risks—financial, legal, and reputational—both within institutions and for individuals.
    • Understand how to prioritize and balance information security and privacy projects based on various factors.

By the end of this competency, you will be able to:

  • Explore data-informed budgeting processes, including identifying common funding sources with consideration for aging infrastructure.
  • Practice cost estimating and examine budget models.
  • Build confidence in navigating available social and political resources of an institution to manage effectively.
  • Appropriately allocate available resources to manage funding effectively.

By the end of this competency, you will be able to:

  • Assess recruitment, hiring, and retention practices for a talented and diverse workforce.
  • Identify strategies to cultivate strong relationships with your internal team and professional network.
  • Create effective performance and training goals for your employees that create space for continuous feedback and coaching.
  • Make DEI a focus and a strength for high-performing teams.

By the end of this competency, you will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics and principles of effective leaders.
  • Analyze different leadership approaches to expand self-efficacy and refine your personal skills.
  • Explore leadership capabilities that contribute to successfully navigating organizational change.
  • Discuss ways your leadership role can be a powerful avenue for advancing DEI.


Faculty Application

Interested in becoming a faculty member for an EDUCAUSE Institute? Learn more about the process here.

icon: EDUCAUSE Professional Pathways

EDUCAUSE Professional Pathways

The EDUCAUSE Professional Pathways are designed to help you determine where you are in your career today and create a plan to move toward tomorrow.

Explore Your Professional Pathway→

Upcoming EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity and Privacy Managers Institutes

  • Search by keyword


| {{item.howToAttendString}} | {{}}, {{item.stateAbbreviation}}

Register {{item.purchaseLinkText}}