This issue was raised in the Post Face2Face 2008 survey:
Let's discuss OUTREACH activities, to show how EA can make a difference in fulfilling our mission. Also, I'd like to see some discussion on how EA leaders can influence HR decision-making on staffing, in the context of role-development and growing the awareness of potential career-path trajectories surrounding the EA role, as well as those roles impacted by EA.
One place to start is the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) from the UK.
SFIA enables employers of IT professionals to carry out a range of HR activities against a common framework of reference - including skill audit, planning future skill requirements, development programmes, standardisation of job titles and functions, and resource allocation.