Category: Chapter Corner
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]