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Gather Around the Virtual Water Cooler

Tuesday, June 21, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Norbert J. Kubilus, Association Executive Vice Pre
Leading a Chapter can feel a little lonely sometimes, which is one reason why we created the monthly Virtual Water Cooler (VWC) for our leaders in early 2008. These electronic gatherings have helped Chapter and Region leaders to learn about what is happening in the Association, exchange ideas, make new contacts, and discuss questions of mutual interest.

The value of office water cooler talk is well established. Contact around the VWC helps to foster the concept of colleagues among our Chapter and Region leaders. In short, many of us simply enjoy this kind of conversation and sharing.

Generally, we hold the VWC on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 2:00pm-3:00pm CT. We have prepared this topical calendar to help you plan your VWC participation for the rest of 2011:
  • 07/26/2011 -- 2011 Mid-Year Review
  • 08/23/2011 -- Meet Your Candidates for 2012 Officers
  • 09/27/2011 -- Chapter Spotlight: Twin City, 2010 AOCA Winner
  • 10/25/2011 -- Using COPA as Chapter Planning Tool
  • 11/22/2011 -- Awards Program & 2012 Calendar
  • 12/20/2011 -- 2011 Year in Review & 2012 Preview ***Date change***
We value your time, and we will try to keep to the following schedule for each VWC:
  • Opening Remarks & Introductions (10 minutes)
  • Topic of the Day (35 minutes including Q&A)
  • Open Forum (10 minutes)
  • Closing Remarks (5 minutes)
Presentations will be posted to the AITP portal following each month's VWC.

I look forward to "seeing" you around the VWC in the months ahead. Watch your email for specific VWC announcements and registration information.

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