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Category: Chapter Corner

Chapter Corner: December Column

Chapter Corner: December Column

The Christmas holiday is right around the corner; and for many of us, this means giving those special on our list a Christmas gift. This year, I have a gift to give our local and organizational chapters.

Chapter Corner: Chapter’s November Update

Chapter Corner: Chapter’s November Update

The ISPI board recently made a decision that a small group of ISPI chapter leaders initiated, myself included. I want to devote this month’s column to sharing the rationale for the decision and how we move forward.

Chapter Corner: Announcing the New ISPI Speakers Bureau

Chapter Corner: Announcing the New ISPI Speakers Bureau

I am proud to announce a yearlong effort to create the ISPI Speakers Bureau is now ready for speakers and chapters to get connected. The vision for the ISPI Speakers Bureau started at the Reno conference in 2013.

Chapter Corner: Chapter in a Box

Chapter Corner: Chapter in a Box

This month, I want to discuss the rich resource that is Chapter in a Box . If you are not familiar with this material or what it can do for you, let me explain. A few years ago, Dick Handshaw was tasked with utilizing his experience in starting the Charlotte, North Carolina, chapter.

Chapter Corner: Survey

Chapter Corner: Survey

When was the last time you completed a survey? If you think about it, completing a survey is our way of providing feedback and insight to those asking the questions. If the questions are well written, they can reveal a wealth of information to the individual posing the survey.

Chapter Corner: Chapters Update

Chapter Corner: Chapters Update

I am proud to be chairing the Chapter Partnership Committee (CPC) for the next year. I cannot be more excited to lead this committee. There has been a lot of momentum from previous committee leaders in whose path I am fortunate to follow.

Chapter Corner: Update: Chapter Leaders

Chapter Corner: Update: Chapter Leaders

THE Performance Improvement Conference is rapidly approaching. All chapter members are invited to join us Saturday, April 25th for the ISPI Chapter Networking Event! The event starts at 6:30pm, so come enjoy light snacks and engage in conversation with your peers before heading to heading out to dinner.

Chapter Corner: Chapter Leaders

Chapter Corner: Chapter Leaders

THE Performance Improvement Conference is rapidly approaching. All chapter leaders are invited to attend a free all-day Chapter Leaders Workshop on Sunday, April 26. You need to register for the Chapter Leader’s Workshop when you register to attend THE Performance Improvement Conference that starts that evening.

2015 Chapter of Excellence Award

2015 Chapter of Excellence Award

It is that time of year again: time to announce our 2015 chapters that won the Chapter of Excellence Award. This year, eight chapters qualified for this special recognition. They represent a good mix of the different types of chapters our Society charters.

Chapter Corner: Danny Thomas and ISPI Chapters

Chapter Corner: Danny Thomas and ISPI Chapters

Danny Thomas is quoted as having said that there are two types of people in this world: the takers and the givers. The takers, he said, might eat better, but the givers sleep better. Our Society is blessed to have so many givers.

The Value of ISPI Chapters by ISPI Future, Current, and Past Presidents

The Value of ISPI Chapters by ISPI Future, Current, and Past Presidents

Since 2011, I have asked chapter leaders to share their stories, techniques, and experiences in the “Chapter Corner.” To end the year, I wanted to give voice to a different group: ISPI presidents. I asked several to explain in their own words the value of ISPI chapters. Here are their responses listed in no particular order. However, I do note that Mary Ellen, our current ISPI President, has the concluding words.

Revitalizing Chapters: Input from Other Professional Associations

Revitalizing Chapters: Input from Other Professional Associations

With the calendar year ending, I searched online for non-ISPI messaging that may be valuable to chapter boards for their 2015 planning process. I identified three resources: The first addresses how one chapter revitalized. The second is a reminder about planning and measuring. The third is about association sustainment. As chapter leaders, we are stewards to our profession.

Chapter Corner: Supporting Chapter Members: A Crowdsourcing Experiment

Chapter Corner: Supporting Chapter Members: A Crowdsourcing Experiment

In the armed forces, several departments have reduced their conference and travel budget, which has affected conference attendance. Even when a conference approves you as a speaker, obtaining approval from your department to attend is still uncertain. So, what can you do?

Chapter Corner: Board Leadership, Your Key to Sustainability

Chapter Corner: Board Leadership, Your Key to Sustainability

All professional associations today are challenged by changing demographics and priorities. In a world where local or regional chapters of many professional organizations have typically gone through cycles of success and near failure, some people think those challenges are greater today than ever. Because we at ISPI value evidence-based research, I will draw on my experience of having visited 22 chapters in the past three years.

Chapter Corner: Knock, Knock!

Chapter Corner: Knock, Knock!

It was almost a year ago to the day that we revived the ISPI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and we have spent that time wisely forming, storming, and norming. Now we are celebrating how prepared we are to start performing! So, what do you suppose we have been up to?

The Brilliance of Chapters: Programming in 2014

The Brilliance of Chapters: Programming in 2014

Brilliance: That is what chapters provide to their members and guests. Each month, our chapters host cost-effective and insightful programs. If you are serious about making a difference in your field, attending chapter programs can give you the professional development that you need to accelerate your ability to contribute.

2014-2015 Chapter Partner Committee (CPC) Chair and Deputy-Chair Update

2014-2015 Chapter Partner Committee (CPC) Chair and Deputy-Chair Update

The CPC maintains and strengthens communication between chapters, leaders, and the Society. The Chapters Partner Committee (CPC) provides guidance and serves as a liaison to forming chapters and charter chapters as they work to establish and maintain local networks in support of ISPI’s vision and mission.

Preview: The 2014 Chapter Leaders Workshop

Preview: The 2014 Chapter Leaders Workshop

At THE Performance Improvement Conference, the Chapter Partnership Committee presents the Chapter Leaders Workshop (CLW). This year, we will hold the workshop Sunday, April 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event is free and open to all chapter leaders. Our intent is to have at least one representative from each chapter attend the workshop. Chapter leaders will report back to their boards by summarizing the experience, sharing print materials, and discussing implications for their chapters.

Chapter Corner: Resources Available for Chapters

Chapter Corner: Resources Available for Chapters

With turnover in chapter leadership, new chapter board members may not be aware of the resources that they can access. In the ISPI Collaboration, you have access to several resources in the Global Chapter Forum community.

Chapter Corner: Celebrate 2013 and Look Forward to 2014

Chapter Corner: Celebrate 2013 and Look Forward to 2014

By Gary DePaul, CPT, PhD Last January, I asked chapter presidents to express what they are looking forward to in 2013. For this year, I’d like to hear from any of our chapter leaders, Society Board Members, CPC members, and staff. Leave a comment below addressing one of two things: Something that you: Would like […]