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From the Board: A Renewed Commitment to ISPI Chapters

From the Board: A Renewed Commitment to ISPI Chapters

Whenever I accept a new position on a board of directors for any organization, I sometimes wonder if I should have made that commitment. Since joining the ISPI board, I have had no regrets. So far this board is all I hoped it would be and more.

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: 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.

Hints for Establishing Your ISPI Chapter’s Agenda for the Coming Year

Hints for Establishing Your ISPI Chapter’s Agenda for the Coming Year

This item is #1 because everything depends on the present members’ thinking and feelings that add up to the realization that participation in ISPI was very worthwhile. Being worthwhile means that that they felt involved in both planning and participating in events to the point that they grew in useful knowledge, skills, and abilities.

ISPI Bay Area Chapter’s November Webinar: Speaking Up–Presenting to Executives

ISPI Bay Area Chapter’s November Webinar: Speaking Up–Presenting to Executives

Most people might go about preparing a presentation to their CEO much as they would for anyone else. But we know CEOs are one of the toughest audiences anyone has to speak to as a presenter.

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.

ISPI Welcomes Courtney Brooks to the Team

ISPI Welcomes Courtney Brooks to the Team

ISPI would like to welcome Courtney Brooks, who has joined ISPI as the new chapter and program manager. Courtney will be in charge of managing memberships and award, educational, and certification programs and will be overseeing the development and relations of ISPI’s chapters.

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: 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.

Reemergence as a Community of Practice! Montreal Chapter

Reemergence as a Community of Practice! Montreal Chapter

As ISPI Montreal tries to find its footing once again as a chapter, it has been lining up a slew of interesting events. Up until now it has hosted five events since its relaunch in October 2013.

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.

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.