EDUCAUSE New Managers Institute for Cybersecurity Professionals

New Managers Institute for Cybersecurity Professionals Details

The EDUCAUSE New Managers Institute for cybersecurity professionals provides first-time and aspiring managers in cybersecurity and privacy roles with the foundational skills critical for managing and supervising information security projects, units, and people. The institute provides a comprehensive view of the role of manager as well as specific skills development in key management areas, including interpersonal communication, project management, cost management, performance management, and leadership.

Key Competencies 

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

  • Analyze different communication styles
  • Use active listening to communicate effectively with others
  • Prepare for a presentation using industry best practices
  • Practice communicating in difficult workplace situations
  • Use techniques to manage workplace conflict

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

  • Discuss the common elements of projects
  • Analyze the benefits of different project management approaches
  • Identify key stakeholders for projects in higher education
  • Analyze best practices for ensuring the success of projects
  • Assess the importance of team dynamics on project success
  • Identify strategies for maximizing productivity and efficiency

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

  • Examine planning approaches to budgeting
  • Assess key components of cost estimating
  • Identify common sources of funding in higher education
  • Use budget management techniques to justify changes to funding levels
  • Identify critical sources of data related to institutional budget management

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

  • Assess hiring and recruitment practices to maximize a talented and diverse workforce
  • Identify strategies to maximize workplace motivation and engagement
  • Create effective performance goals
  • Use continuous feedback and coaching to conduct performance evaluations
  • Examine the importance of employee retention at higher learning institutions

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

  • Identify characteristics and traits of effective leaders
  • Discuss essential leadership principles for aspiring leaders
  • Analyze different leadership styles to promote a growth mindset
  • Assess ethical frameworks for making managerial decisions
  • Use leadership skills to successfully navigate organizational change


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