The ICMA Cybersecurity Leadership Academy is an online 12-week collaborative readiness program led by CISOs and thought leaders who deliver a proven framework and insights on leading and securing an organization's most important assets. This program equips participants to become the most effective cybersecurity leader possible. Specifically the following competencies are addressed to reach the expectations of CISOs and other organizational stakeholders.

Knowledge and Abilities Gap Competency CISO Expectations
Leading and Making Decisions Leading Execute as (business) leader to facilitate, influence, persuade, and negotiate with individuals, teams and groups toward decisions
Planning and Managing Change Adapting Leverage the power of systems thinking to mitigate risk and empower people during organizational and market fluctuation
Building Strong Relationships Collaborating Establish alignment of individual purpose with team meaning and company mission to energize efforts and maximize results
Presenting Information Clearly Communicating Manage messaging based on stakeholder need, sensemaking, and simplicity to create clarity in meaning, confidence, and community
Executing to Achieve Business Value Delivering Value Focus on projects and processes (and the people associated with them) while linking execution to strategy to deliver business value

Without traveling away from the office, participants will use an online, interactive learning platform to engage in live events, video sessions and breakout group discussions.

Who should participate?

The ICMA Cybersecurity Leadership is designed for cybersecurity managers and their teams, as well as emerging cybersecurity leaders interested in improving their capabilities, team engagement, and business outcomes. In some instances, this program is ideal for cyber business partners in finance, operations, HR, and other disciplines who are interested in learning more about cybersecurity leadership and overall business risk management.

What is the time commitment?

The ICMA Cybersecurity Leadership is designed to maximize ROI on participants’ time and consists of 12 one-week modules with a time commitment of 30-60 minutes per day. Modules can be completed on the participants’ schedule and accessed online anywhere.

What is the cost?

The retail cost is $2,495 per participant. ICMA offers a generous scholarship per participant, which makes the cost for members just $1,995.


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