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Getting Familiar with the New Portal
WEBSITE CHATS                   Issue 6-2011                        December 30, 2011


Below are some of the most frequent questions we have been receiving from the  "Contact Us" forms. If you haven’t done so already, take the AITP Web Portal "for a spin”. Explore what is available to you. Try out new functions. Hover over "Home” in the left navigation rail and then click on "How to Use This Site”.

The Foundation for Information Technology Education (FITE) invites you to attend the 1st Annual DPMA Legacy Society Jamboree February 24-26, 2012 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. It is a great opportunity for DPMA/AITP members to get together, renew old acquaintances and have a lot of fun. See this IE article for more details:

ELIMINATING EMAIL ALERTS:  If you find that you are receiving email alerts that you would prefer NOT to receive, follow these steps.

  • Login.
  • In the right rail, towards the top, you will see: "Manage Profile”. Click on it.
  • On the resulting page, click on "Preferences”
  • That will bring up a page with check boxes, where you can select / deselect what emails you want to receive.
FORGOT YOUR USERNAME: Click on Forgot Your Password? You will receive an email with your Username and a link to reset your password. If you remember your password, it is not necessary that you change it.

MISSING OR INCORRECT INFORMATION:  For all inquiries for information that may be incorrect, select the "Contact Us” link on the blue menu bar under each page header. 


Individual Performance Awards (IPA) may be submitted at any time, but please allow 6-8 weeks for the committee to process the request.

Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (COPA) Submit by 2/6/2012 to 

Region Outstanding Performance Award (ROCA)  Submit by 3/12/2012.

PCI Funding Requests - no later than 5/31/2012

All forms are found after you are logged in at  AITP Leaders Only => Manuals & Forms => Professional Awards

Information Executive:

See the latest news from the Association, Regions, and Chapters and read interesting feature articles in Information Executive (IE). The latest three articles are listed on the AITP home page.

Click on "more” in the "Latest News” box to find the "News” page, where you can see the latest five articles of each IE section (association, chapters, regions, features, etc.) Each section has a "more” link. There is also a drop down list at the top of the News page. Those will take you to pages with all past articles for that section.

Want to be notified immediately of new IE articles? The News page is RSS enabled. Set up your RSS feed today.

Do you like a particular article? Have questions? Add a comment. See the "add comment” link at the end of each article.

Do you have new, exciting information to tell your fell AITP members – either about the Information Technology you work with, or about how your chapter or region achieved success? Then submit an article to See the Submit IE page,, for details.

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Website Chats

View past issues of Website Chats at

Student Members:

The National Collegiate Conference is in San Antonio, Texas, March 29-Apri1, 2012. See for details. And don’t forget to apply for the Robert Half Technology-AITP Scholarship. See: for more details.


CREATING GROUP PAGES:  To register for a one-hour training class on creating sub-pages linked to your chapter homepage (Landing Page),  please reply to and we will send you the Live Meeting link.  The next class will be offered on Tuesday, January 31 at noon CDT. Training tutorials for administering group pages can also be found by hovering over "AITP Leaders Only” after you have logged in to the site and selecting "Group Admin Training – YM”.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST FORMS ARE DUE FOR THE NEW YEAR:  Conflict of Interest forms need to be completed each year by January 31st.  The forms are available by selecting AITP Leaders Only from the right hand menus.   Then select Manuals & Forms and  then Conflict of Interest.  Please be sure to include your chapter name and the date signed.  A report of all those signing will be returned to chapter leaders during the first quarter.

CHAPTER LEADER OFFICER TITLES:  Officer titles have been added to individual member records and are displayed on Chapter Landing Pages.  It's a new year and if your officers have changed, please submit a Contact Us form with the officer changes for deletions as well as additions.  Please be sure to include your chapter name and your title and contact information should we need to clarify your request.

 YOUR GROUP ROSTER: Using the chapter’s Group Admin login, you will see a red bar above the Welcome message:
  • Click on Group Admin Options
  • Click on Member Management => Export Group Members.
  • This will give you all the records is a csv file format You can then open the file with Excel or other spreadsheet program.. The Web Portal Committee is working on a more fully featured alternative to the standard csv file.
  • You could also view the member list by selecting Group Directory which gives you the member name list with hyperlinks to the detail information.
  • You can also print that listing by selecting the print page icon from the blue horizontal menu bar.
SENDING GROUP EMAIL MESSAGES:  Chapter officers can send email messages to all group members using the steps below:
  • When you log in as the admin you will see a red bar above the Welcome message, click on Group Admin Options
  •  Click on Member Communication => Email All Group Members 
  • You will be presented with the Step 1 page which needs a Subject and the Email Body. The from field will show the Group Admin’s information.
  •  Step 2 allows you to either edit (takes you back to step 1) or send email (if it looks okay) .
  • If you select MESSAGE a member, messages are sent to the internal mailbox within the portal rather than using the individual email address. It will be necessary to access your mailbox by selecting Messages from the right hand menus under My Profile.    
  •  Other tasks that the Group Admin account lets you do is create a calendar event or add a date to the Chapter calendar.
 Unlike the "old" portal, calendar events and dates only show up on the Chapter calendar.   

Career Center Postings Guidelines 

1.      Any member can post a job or a resume in the Career Center at no charge. 2.      Career Center Postings will be accepted from non-members and posted for one month for a one-time $500 fee.
3.      Subscriptions for unlimited postings for a period of one year will be available to non-members for a one-time $5,000 fee.
4.      Subscription requests should be directed to the Partners & Affiliates Committee at

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