EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity and Privacy Managers Institute

March 18–May 10, 2024

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.

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  • Program Dates

    Program Dates

    March 18–May 10, 2024

  • Duration


     8 weeks

  • Time Commitment

    Time Commitment

    4-5 hours per week

  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend?

    Higher education cybersecurity and privacy professionals with one to five years of experience.

  • Program Delivery

    Program Delivery

    (synchronous and asynchronous)

  • Credential


    Successful completers receive the Cybersecurity and Privacy Managers Institute digital microcredential.


About Attending This Program

All EDUCAUSE Institutes are built around core themes from which you’ll learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion; student success; and digital transformation.

This intensive, eight-week Institute engages participants in interactive live sessions, offers small, applied team projects designed to support networking and learning, and provides coaching with the faculty. We ask that participants actively plan the time they will spend on the Institute each week, even daily. Each competency below is delivered with diverse learning materials, resources, activities, and capstone projects in support of in-depth learning, immediate application, and networking.

Institute Competencies

  • Communication Skills and Strategies
  • Project Strategies and Best Practices
  • Resource Management
  • Team Performance, Motivation, and Retention
  • Leadership Practices

View each competency’s learning outcomes on the Schedule page.

Weekly Meetings

Once a week, we will hold a live, synchronous, online meeting to discuss resources, activities, and projects. These meetings will be a combination of short talks, discussions, and opportunities for questions. See the full meeting schedule on the Schedule page.

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Learners are expected to dedicate approximately four to five hours per week (synchronous and asynchronous) for an engaged and successful learning experience.

Coaching and Mentoring Opportunities

You have the opportunity to receive coaching from the faculty during the Institute.

All EDUCAUSE members can receive mentoring from an experienced leader from the higher education community, or be a mentor themselves, via the EDUCAUSE Mentoring Program.

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  • Key Dates

    Oct 23

    Registration Open

    Registration will open in Fall 2023.

    Mar 18

    Institute Begins

    The Cybersecurity and Privacy Managers Institute begins on March 18, 2024.

    May 10

    Institute Ends

    The Cybersecurity and Privacy Managers Institute concludes on May 10, 2024.