Laureen Kaczmarek leads ISACA’s learning science and design strategies, ensuring the association leverages innovative education technology and accommodates the ways different generations of learners prefer to learn. She interprets information and guides the development teams in incorporating learning design concepts into ISACA products as part of ISACA global learning strategy execution. She is currently leading an innovative approach to defining the learner journey at ISACA, leveraging in-depth interviews, quantitative research, and human- centered design thinking.
During her tenure of 13+ years at ISACA, Laureen has held several leadership roles and transformed ISACA’s learning programs, contributing to a 68 percent revenue increase in a three-year timespan. Her focus on exceptional experiences and outcomes is evident in her approach to program development. She managed global conferences and meetings in addition to a robust portfolio of synchronous and asynchronous online offerings that touch over 100,000 professionals and represent $12.5M of ISACA’s revenue portfolio.
Lauren has a lifelong passion for learning. In addition to earning her BS in Finance from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, she has an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago and a Master Online Teaching Certificate from the University of Illinois. She is a former learning consultant for community colleges providing training and learning experiences for enterprise and nonprofit organizations. She has developed and facilitated hundreds of training offerings in online and in-person formats on topics ranging from software application to leadership. She is currently an active mentor in the DePaul alumni program, an ATD member, and a contributor to the .orgCommunity network.