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Dear Members : Throughout the year following the Futures Conference—where we met with approximately 200 member and nonmember stakeholders—IAAP leadership and staff have maintained the momentum and continued the important dialogue with you, our members. By convening focus groups, distributing surveys and compiling more research over the last 18 months, as well as commissioning several working groups, what we learned is this. In order to grow, remain relevant and support members with tools to succeed, we must reimagine and revitalize IAAP. These are the themes we heard loud and clear from the membership: Education and professional development is...
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In the spirit of IAAP's core values (Integrity, Transparency, Excellence and Collaboration) I requested copies of the last four IAAP Board meeting minutes. I sincerely want to gain a better understanding of what has been discussed at these meetings, particularly pertaining the recent changes announced by the Board and I was told: " Minutes are filed at our headquarters office and are available upon in person request at the headquarters office in Kansas City, Missouri." Is there anyone in this area willing to go to Headquarters office to obtain a copy and email to me? Time is of the essence. Thank you, Joyce http://community.iaap-hq.org/Go.aspx?c=ViewDocument&DocumentKey=8d50ddcf-3ea2-4cba-a729-8852821ef39b
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I have been pondering this blog posting for over a week. I’m sure you can all imagine the content that I have been considering. You might as well go to the bathroom and grab yourself a cup of coffee first if you plan to read this posting, because it’s a LONG one! Way back in 2005, I posted a forum thread in our old bulletin board system with the subject line: Serious Subject – The Future of Our Organization. I have posted my original note below for anyone who is interested to read. (The FULL Forum thread with 45 pages of responses has been posted in my Marie Herman’s Words of Wisdom folder ). Nine years ago, I was raising the...
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Feeling out of the loop? Stay up to date with all things IAAP Summit 2015 via the IAAP Blog, IAAP Edge . IAAP Summit 2015: Volunteer Recognition & Monday General Session IAAP Summit 2015: Town Hall Meeting IAAP Summit 2015: Weekend Recap Leadership Bootcamp at IAAP Summit 2015 IAAP Summit 2015 is Almost Underway!
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"I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a 'transformer' in any situation; any organization. It takes vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader." – Steven Covey, author, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. ( Submitted by Dewoun Hayes, VIP chapter installation, June 12, 2014.) Thank you Dewoun for providing the exact, right message for my final president’s message. As I write, my mind is flooded with all the great experiences, both created and unexpected, that occurred during my term. How fortunate I am to have led with an outstanding board of directors...
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Welcome to the start of the 2014-15 year at IAAP. I’m still coming off the whirlwind of EFAM and catching up, as I’m sure many of you are as well. This year the association is embarking on a lot of change. If you haven’t already read the latest documents, they are in the web community in the IAAP Library . There is one on the dissolution information and one with information about the new structure involving branches, local area networks, special interest forums, volunteer opportunities and dates to expect more information. I felt the energy and excitement at EFAM following the announcement of the new structure. There were questions as well...
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As I write this month’s President’s Message, I find it necessary to seek the wisdom of a leader who I admire and respect. Golda Meir, late and former prime minister of Israel, once said: “I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.” Thank you, Golda. You never cease to disappoint and took the words right out of my mouth. Let me back up eighteen months – no, two years to EFAM 2012. Delegates and members voiced concern that IAAP did not have a strategic plan in place (although the association did have a process...
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My husband and I were recently in the airport security line, when suddenly a small hand entered mine. When I looked down, there was a munchkin, who I subsequently learned was three years old. His is name was Francisco. I guess as a past pre-school teacher, I have that “look;” whatever that is. As the line inched forward, he was ready, willing and able to have a conversation. He was wearing an information tee shirt that was the best I’ve seen in a long time and it fit his age category perfectly—EAT. PLAY. SLEEP. REPEAT. The perfect philosophy for a three-year old, as he confirmed that’s what consisted of his every day. Except this day he was...
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This is my final message to the membership before my term as president ends. It’s been an exciting and fulfilling year. I appreciate each and every member. Thank you for sticking with us as we have been navigating the new IAAP structure. Our 29 Branches are up and running. You can now access their websites . We officially have 144 new Local Area Networks. You can find more information about the LANs on the Branch website. You can also find out about any other events taking place within the Branch areas, such as Connections and Cocktails events. I’m very excited to see this all come together. Speaking of Connections and Cocktails, if you haven’t visited...
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Not earth-shattering news, by most standards; however, did I mention my new executive is my husband? I thought that would get your attention. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s go back to the beginning that brings me to today. Spring 2009 – family member asks if I’m thinking about retiring – ‘Not one bit. Why should I retire? great job; wonderful colleagues; good pay and benefits; retirement isn’t even a flicker in my imagination.’ Never mind that my husband is already retired for 1 ½ years. To Tony’s credit he never brings up the subject of my retirement, knowing I’m happy working, which translates to being happy overall....
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Summer is coming to an end. My favorite season, fall, begins in a few weeks. Where did the month of August go? My first month as board president began in slow motion, as we all tried to comprehend the sudden loss of Michelle Spradley, CAP-OM. Michelle—always smiling—was such an asset to the board, as well as the members and IAAP. She was dedicated, cared deeply about the association, was empathic toward the members, and never failed to light up the room. It’s difficult for all of us to comprehend or understand that she’s truly gone. However, knowing Michelle, the best action we can demonstrate is to continue the road to relevance IAAP embarked upon...
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August President's Message

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Wow! I’m still recovering from my time in Montreal. I’m sure those of you who attended are doing the same thing. At EFAM we’re up early and go to bed late with activities packed in every hour of the day. I enjoyed something different about this year…no, I’m not talking about giving the incoming president’s speech, although I did enjoy that. I’m thinking of my husband, Mark, who joined me for EFAM for the first time this year. This was also the first time he’d ever spoken to a crowd that big. Last month held a lot of firsts for the Goodall family. Now I’m home and back at work at the West Virginia Hospital Association, gearing up for our...
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EFAM Attire

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Well, we have 22 days left until the big event! So far we have talked about creating checklists, learning a little bit of the language of love, how to deal with the excitement, and even started the EFAM Newbie Club. Now we can decide what to wear!!!! This is important because it is going to determine what kinds of garments you will pack and how many suitcases you will have (which could ultimately cost you an arm, a leg and a foot). Here's what I am planning to pack: Of course the essentials (undergarments!) - don't forget those or you will be using the bathroom sink as a washing machine! Arriving Friday evening - I will wear what...
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To Division and Chapter Presidents, Vice Presidents and Presidents-elect: “Judie, remember, enjoy your term as board president. It goes by so quickly,” Karlena Rannals, CAP-OM, immediate past president, said to me last year at EFAM 2013. How right she was in preparing me to wake up this morning and begin writing my next-to-last President’s Message. The time did indeed fly by. Where did that time go? Do I wish it were not almost over? Of course; however, I would not change one single moment of the entire process. Besides, it’s not over quite yet. My priority list is still an arm’s length long and emails keep piling into my inbox with...
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Big things are coming to IAAP! Here’s what CEO, Jay Donahue, reported to the Association: At Louisville 2015, there will be an all day Leadership Academy, to be followed by an additional 12 weeks of training. Volunteers to working groups will be chosen from the Volunteer form, if you want to help, submit your form. Computer based Certification Tests will be offered starting spring 2015. The CAP Review Guide is being revamped through a grant from the Foundation, and will be deliverable through different media. On-demand education including Webinar Wednesday’s and the Web Portal – both offering recertification points....
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Dear Friends, While I can only speak for myself, I believe that while change for IAAP was indeed necessary and inevitable, it is the attitude that we as association members have and display about the upcoming changes that can prove to be either detrimental or positive to continue growing our association and attracting new members. I've been reading the web community comments for a while now and I've been both pleased and disheartened by many of the recent postings on the coming changes for IAAP. While many people may believe that my opinions are radical, or anti-IAAP, I can assure you that they aren't and even though I've only been a member since...
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THIS POST IS TO I NFORM IAAP MEMBERS OF WHAT IS HAPPENING TO DISSENTING OPINIONS ABOUT THE CHANGES TO IAAP IF IT IS NOT WORDED IN THE WAY HEADQUARTERS WOULD LIKE IT WORDED: About two to three hours ago I posted a scathing review of the IAAP changes. Less than an hour ago, I received an email from headquarters instructing me to change some of my statements and repost to an eGroup (because the blog is supposed to be informative, although that didn't seem to matter in the last post I made more than a year ago). I consider what I post informative, as members of IAAP should be aware of exactly why there are members who disagree with what is going on. ...
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I am excited about EFAM and it certainly seems as if my list of things to do is getting longer, not shorter! So I have a method to my madness about preparing for and surviving EFAM based on my past experiences. 1. Don't get freaked if I forget to pack a piece of clothing/shoes or jewelry. No one will know except for me, my roomie at EFAM and anyone I decide to share the story with... It's not like there aren't any stores in Montreal. If I really need it, I can buy it there. 2. Do not stay up all night talking and visiting with my IAAP peers. As much as I love to talk, I've learned how vital it is to balance out the days with good food, good...
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July President's Message

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When I joined IAAP in 1995, I never imagined the day would come when I would be preparing to step down after a year as the association’s International President. Well, that time has arrived and I can still hardly believe it. This has been a true “leap to remarkable!” I feel so thankful to the many, many people who have supported me over the years as I rose from leadership in the Charleston Chapter (Virginia-West Virginia Division) up through the association’s ranks. First of all, I want to thank my husband, who has been my bedrock throughout my life since we first met. His patience, love and understanding have made this experience so much better...
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This March, after spending 18 years with the same company - I was finally "impacted" as the company says. My job was eliminated and after a lot of soul searching I decided to spread my wings and find out if there was life after this. During the process of looking for a new job and interviewing, I was asked two or three times specifically if I had the IAAP Certification but mostly when I would get to that black on the on-line application I had nothing to enter. I was able to find a new job and started there not 5 days after my previous job ended. Once I got into my new job, I realized that I wasn't getting any younger. I knew I wouldn't be going...
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