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Transform Learning Process Working Group

Focus:

This Working Group will focus on the NICE Strategic Plan goal to Transform Learning to Build and Sustain a Diverse and Skilled Workforce.  The group will conduct an ongoing environmental scan of programs, projects, and initiatives related to this strategic plan’s goals and objectives to assess the scope and sufficiency of efforts.  The group will also identify gaps where more attention and effort is needed.  The group will identify strategies and tactics to implement the corresponding objectives to this goal.  The group will also develop corresponding metrics to measure progress and success. Transform Learning Process Working Group charter is available here.

This group will focus on the following NICE Strategic Plan goal and objectives:

Goal:  Transform Learning to Build and Sustain a Diverse and Skilled Workforce

Objectives:

  • Foster proven learning methods and experiences shown to effectively build and sustain a diverse, inclusive, and skilled cybersecurity workforce
  • Advocate for multidisciplinary approaches that integrate cybersecurity across varied curricula and support diverse learners from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • Improve the quality and availability of credentials (e.g., diplomas, degrees, certificates, certifications, badges) that validate competencies
  • Facilitate increased use of performance-based assessments to measure competencies and the capability to perform NICE Framework tasks
  • Encourage the use of Learning and Employment Records to document and communicate skills between learners, employers, and education and training providers
  • Champion the development and recognition of teachers, faculty, and instructors as part of the in-demand workforce

 


Co-Chairs

Tara Wisniewski
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Tara Wisniewski
Executive Vice President, Advocacy, Global Markets
and Member Engagement

(ISC)²

Mike Morris
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Mike Morris
Associate Dean & Senior Director
ASCSIA, BSCSIA and MSCSIA Programs

Western Governors University - College of IT 

NICE Program Office staff liaison: Rodney Petersen, NICE Director 


Projects

Project Teams will execute upon items contained in the Implementation Plan for the NICE Strategic PlanProject Teams are expected to have a 6 month duration. 

Active Project Teams

Cybersecurity Educators Workforce Gap Project Team

This project team will seek to implement Objective 2.6 to "champion the development and recognition of teachers, faculty, and instructors as part of the in-demand workforce".

Project Leads: Mike Morris, Jasmine Jackson, Jessie Bolton

HOW TO JOIN: Members may indicate their interest in joining a project team either during a regular group meeting or by sending an email to the group at NICElearning [at] list.nist.gov (NICElearning[at]list[dot]nist[dot]gov). Instructions on how to become a member are located at the bottom of the webpage.

 

Completed Projects

Use of Performance-Based Assessments to Measure Cybersecurity Competencies Project Team

This project team will sought to implement Objective 2.4 to “facilitate increased use of performance-based assessments to measure competencies and the capability to perform NICE Framework tasks”. 

Project Leads: Mike Morris and Richard Spires
Project Deliverable: 

NICE Diversity and Inclusion Resources Project Team

 

 

Diversity Icon
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Adjunct Faculty Cyber Hires From Industry - with a DEIA Focus - Cover Page
Credit: NICE

 

Upskilling a Diverse 21st-Century Cybersecurity Workforce Flyer - Cover Page
Credit: NICE

This project team will sought to implement objective 2.1 to "foster proven learning methods and experiences shown to effectively build and sustain a diverse, inclusive, and skilled cybersecurity workforce”. 

Project Lead: Nancy Austin

 

Two values from the NICE Strategic Plan are: Model Inclusion, advocating and enabling engagement of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and with varying viewpoints and Share and Leverage Resources to support community-developed approaches and solutions. The list on this webpage aims to support these values by documenting activities that focus on providing opportunities and resources to underrepresented groups.

Sub-project Lead: Susana Barraza
Project Deliverable: Diversity, Equity, Inclusive, and Accessibility (DEIA) Cybersecurity Resources Webpage (June 2023)

 


This one-pager is designed to raise awareness and spark change by tapping talent from cybersecurity industry professionals. Certainly, there are institutions at the forefront here, and we look forward to hearing their best practices

Sub-project Lead: Jasmine Jackson
Project Deliverable: Adjunct Faculty Cyber Hires From Industry - with a DEIA Focus One-Pager (June 2023)

 

 


This one pager highlights ways to pursue a cybersecurity career and DEIA cybersecurity resources. 

Sub-project Lead: Andrea Wingo
Project Deliverable: Upskilling a Diverse 21st-Century Cybersecurity Workforce One-Pager (June 2023)

Improve the Quality and Availability of Cybersecurity Credentials Project Team

This project team was formed to implement Objective 2.3 to “improve the quality and availability of credentials (e.g., diplomas, degrees, certificates, certifications, badges) that validate competencies.”

Project Leads: Nancy Austin and Jeremy Rabson
View the project charter

Incorporating Cybersecurity Into A Public Service Education Project Team

 

 

NASPAA & NCAEC Introductions (Summer 2022) - Cover Page
Credit: NICE

 

NICE Conference Update- Transform Learning Working Group Deliverable (Summer 2022) - Cover Page
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This project team was formed to implement Objective 2.2 to “advocate for multidisciplinary approaches that integrate cybersecurity across varied curricula that support diverse learners from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.” 

Project Leads: Andrew Artz, Jenee Saunders, and Randy Trzeciak
View the project charter.

 


NASPAA & NCAEC Introductions
(Summer 2022)

 

 

 

 

 


NICE Conference Update
(Summer 2022)

 


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Become a member

Members of this Working Group are part of the broader NICE Community Coordinating Council and will be added to it automatically. Google Groups is used for this group as a resource for communication. 

nicelearning+subscribe [at] list.nist.gov (Send an Email to Join )

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get engaged

nicelearning [at] list.nist.gov (Share) your questions, opportunities, and leading practices with the community! If you have ideas or just want to get to know others interested in learning to build and sustain a diverse and skilled workforce, this is the place for you. 

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meeting information

This group  meets once a month. Meetings occur the second Tuesday of every month at 2pm ET. All meetings are held via Microsoft Teams unless otherwise indicated. 

View Meeting Schedule

Contacts

FOR GENERAL INFORMATION

  • NICE Program Office
    (301) 975-5048
    100 Bureau Dr.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Created December 1, 2020, Updated January 23, 2024