Public engagement (or lack thereof) has certainly been front and centre in the news lately. Since the election, that is the IAP2 BC November 2016 AGM, there have been some exciting new developments.
We are pleased to welcome a new member to the Executive team Heidi Klein. You can learn more about Heidi in the member spotlight. As well we are pleased to have returning members Lisa Moilanen, Drew Ferrari, Sarah McKinney, Daniella Fergusson, Andrea Winkler, Anthea Brown, Trista Hill and myself as President.
At the AGM we announced that this is the last year for Drew, Sarah, and me. The IAP2 BC Operating Policies allow directors to serve 6 years and then they must step down. To plan ahead for a smooth transition, the Executive discussed transitional roles when met in January for our annual work planning dinner. I am pleased to report that:
- Lisa Moilanen has stepped into the Vice-President role and she will be mentoring with me over the next year to ensure a smooth transition to the President role in November 2017.
- Andrea Winkler is mentoring with Sarah McKinney to take over the Treasurer’s role.
- The Executive position of Secretary will be vacant when Drew Ferrari retires.
The IAP2 BC Executive is very excited to begin the local planning support for the IAP2 National Conference in Victoria in 2018. IAP2 Canada approached Lisa Moilanen (Victoria) and me to Co-Chair the Conference and we have accepted. We will keep you posted on developments.
For 2017 the Executive is committed to offering membership value through two event series: P2 Drinks and the Deep Dive Series.
We also heard in the BC member survey that you want to be connected to resources, to events. The BC Chapter has been working with IAP2 Canada to create a members only YouTube channel. This will include webinars hosted by IAP2 Canada and the BC Chapters videos of past presentations. In addition we are looking at the best tools to engage our members outside the lower mainland in Deep Dive events. We will be trying different technology throughout the year to see what works.
The Executive has some great ideas for Fall 2017 with more P2 Drinks and Deep Dives in partnership with other organizations in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island. We will keep you posted as details get confirmed.
This is your organization. Engage with colleagues and your executive!
President, IAP2 BC Chapter