View from the Top - September 2010 Message From Your President
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Posted by: Beth Pirrie
As the summer draws to a close, it offers the time to rethink what has been a tremendously busy and productive summer for AITP. As you are all aware, the AITP election season is upon us and we have had the good fortune of having numerous candidates apply to represent you as leaders of this organization. An email will be broadcast from AITP Headquarters regarding all of the candidates and their qualifications for the specific position for which they are running. However, if you would like to get a head start on learning more about the candidates, you can view an IE article with all the details here. Voting begins on September 1st and will continue through September 30th. We encourage you to review the candidate profiles and make your vote count as we elect the new leaders of AITP.
Another positive aspect of the summer season was AITP's successful launch of the "Heart of a Champion" pilot program which includes 4 chapters, one from each district. This program was officially launched in June and the pilots have been taking place over the past two months. Once the pilots are complete, the AITP Programs Committee will be evaluating the results and reporting the outcome in September. Based on positive results, the AITP Programs Committee will recommend to the Association Board, a full launch to all chapters.
As a reminder, with the upcoming fall season around the corner, we would like to highlight ISECON (Information Systems Educators Conference). ISECON is the conference to attend to learn about and contribute to the latest trends and issues in the Information Systems academic field. Topics include pedagogy, enrollment trends, outcomes assessment and improving IS education. To learn more about the conference, or to register for the event, please visit the ISECON website at www.isecon.org.
As you can see, there are more reasons than ever to renew your membership with AITP. Of course, as a renewing member you should consider maximizing your AITP value and renew for multiple years under the AITP Multi-Year Membership program. Under this program, renewing AITP members can gain anywhere from a 15% to 30 discount. To take advantage of the multiple year renewal discounts, you may renew your membership online by going to www.aitp.org. Your options for multiple year renewal will display. Please select the length of your desired membership and complete the renewal online form.
The leadership of our organization will continue to work diligently to drive value toward AITP members. We have accomplished a great deal during the first half of the year, and the second half will be no different. If you have any comments on the progress made to date, I encourage you to share your ideas with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am dedicated toward making AITP stronger and it is with the help of you, our members, we will make these dreams a reality.