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Leaders Are Made Here!

Thursday, May 21, 2015  
Posted by: Alan Strong, CDP

It seems to be a bit of an anomaly, but while AITP is just welcoming our new Association Board of Directors for 2015, we are already starting to put out feelers for those who want to join the AITP Board for 2016.If you feel that you have leadership qualities and want the opportunity to embellish those qualities, then read on.

Being a member of the national AITP Board of Directors will enable you to grow your ability and management skills. You will be responsible for people and processes that help keep AITP growing and prospering. Does that sound like a challenge to you?

All of us have been to meetings where we disagreed with what we saw taking place. Many of us have our own ideas on how things should be run with AITP; some may differ from the way we run things today. If you ever had the feeling that you could make a difference, then you need to consider running for an AITP Board position for 2016. You will not only be helping AITP with your involvement, but your rewards will far outnumber your effort. Learning how to manage in a volunteer organization will prepare you for your own career.

Being an IT professional means you have options that many other professionals do not have. You can choose to just grow technology wise, which is a terrific career in itself, or you may decide to bridge technology with management. Technology combined with management will bring you many rewards that will elevate your stature in your community as well as the profession. People who choose to be both technical and manage rarely have regrets about their decision.

AITP offers you the ability to learn to manage without your career being jeopardized should you make a mistake in judgment. Where else can you get an opportunity like that?

Consider being an AITP Board member for 2016. Information will be coming out in future AITP publications, and material on how to put you in contention for one of these positions will be available shortly.

Think about helping yourself and AITP at the same time. Give it some thought and look for more information in our next publication.

Alan Strong, CDP
2015 AITP ARC Chair

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