Monday, January 05, 2004
Posted by: Ernie Stewart, AITP Executive Director
As we enter the new year, AITP members may pause briefly and reflect on a year of significant challenges and accomplishments and look toward the future. The actions of 2003 have laid the groundwork for further association growth. Two key accomplishments are revitalized relations with chapters and the development of content and information that members can use to advance their careers and profession. The board has expanded member benefits while displaying strong fiduciary and fiscal responsibility.
Let's look back:
Information Executive/Nanosecond has been completely revised with expanded content that keeps members abreast of IT trends and issues.
The Web site has been converted into a true portal with greater content that includes topical white papers and discussion forums.
Communications - utilizing expanded electronic media - have improved. A focus has been placed on the important role of chapters in networking, content and member development.
As we roll into 2004, more initiatives can be expected:
Development of partnerships is high on the agenda. These will complement the partnerships with the Gartner Group and Robert Half International. We'll have more details on these. No longer can an organization operate in a vacuum. Meaningful relationships must be developed. Look for more that will reap benefits for members.
Chapter services and relations will be expanded. This can include assisting chapters in providing greater content for meetings.
The Web portal will continue to grow; it is a work in progress.
Content improvements in seminars, conferences, etc. will be a focus. Providing members with knowledge is a prime function of the association.
We wish you a healthy and successful 2004. Your association shall be a contributor to that.