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  • This information can be found on the www.aitp.org History page: 1951 – established NMAA On December 26, 1951, after a constitutional convention was held in Chicago, the State of Illinois granted a charter and the National Machine Accountants Association (NMAA) was founded. 1962 – became DPMA In 1960, the Association sponsored a meeting with the purpose of establishing the Certificate of Data Processing examination program. The members decided in 1962 to adopt a more progressive name, the Data Processing Management Association (DPMA) to reflect the changing industry. 1996 – became AITP As the industry has evolved, so has the association. Starting with NMAA, evolving into DPMA, and then into our current evolution in 1996 of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), the association has kept pace with the changing needs and interests of our members. Other Dates 1960 – established Certification committee 1962 – first CDP exam 1974 – established independent body for certification – the ICCP 1969 – first ‘man of the year’ award – who was Capt. Grace Hopper. Other recipients, and therefore members, are Bill Gates and H.Ross Perot.
  • This can be found on the www.aitp.org Mission/Vision page.
  • This can be found on the www.aitp.org Mission/Vision page. AITP recognizes the changes in the industry and understands: The rapid changes in IT will continue Technology jobs will remain competitive – we must move to “mind over technology” The talent shortage will continue with low enrollment in computer sciences in our universities The new technology organization demands advancement for professionals who desire to further their leadership and management skills. The future for IT professionals is converging technology skills with business knowledge to become IT Business Professionals We have a vision – and direction – to be the leading worldwide society of information technology business professionals and the community of knowledge for the current and next generation of leaders.
  • This can be found on the www.aitp.org Mission/Vision page.
  • This can be found on the www.aitp.org Mission/Vision page.
  • This can be found on the www.aitp.org Mission/Vision page. AITP also has an extensive Standards of Conduct and Code of Ethics. They can be found in the Organization section of www.aitp.org. In fact, the Standards of Conduct and Code of Ethics pages are some of the most viewed pages at the AITP web portal. Many colleges and universities use them as models.
  • You will hear me say the word opportunities a lot in this presentation. That is because AITP is really about opportunities. In today’s world of a down economy, layoffs, buyouts, down sizing, right sizing, out sourcing, off shoring, on shoring, etc., those employees and prospective employees who seize the opportunities and adapt, are the ones who survive and thrive in this ever changing industry. AITP is not about sitting at a meeting and listening to a presentation. It is about getting new information and learning new techniques so you can be more valuable to your employer. It is about building relationships with others in the industry. People who you can call on (and who can call on you) in order to allow YOU to increase your net worth. It is about expanding your personal horizon, taking on new challenges, learning new skills, taking on leadership opportunities and showing your employer what you can REALLY do. It is about learning what is going on in the industry and being an advocate for positive change. And it is about learning from those who came before you, and passing on your knowledge to those who will come after you. AITP is for those who want to take advantage of the opportunities and increase their personal growth.
  • AITP is an opportunity for you to expand your network, education, skills, and net worth. There is no guarantee that being a member of AITP will get you that promotion or better job. But it will give you an edge over your competition. A 3-year study by Dr. Arthur Brooks of the William Smith Institute shows that professionals who are members of an Association are happier, more productive and earn more.
  • To find these discounts, go to www.aitp.org . Click on Affiliates. And then click on Vendor affiliates. You will see a list of vendors. Click on any of those to learn the details of the discount and how to take advantage of it. Note: You must be a member of AITP to see the details. You will be prompted for your ID and password. A sample of the vendor benefits: 15% off Adobe products Up to 47% discount on magazines (see the Vendor Affiliate page for details) Discounts on course ware and certification exams through Element K 28% discount off of Microsoft Tech Net Subscriptions Free software, training, and job posting from Microsoft Student-to-Business Up to 26% discount on Fed Ex Shipping Special pricing on audio and web conferencing services through Premier Global Services AITP is piloting Heart of a Champion Professional Development Programs through local chapters – high quality education at a very low cost Long Term Care insurance discounts through LTCI-Illinois and many more
  • The more intangible benefits of membership comes in the form of Information, Networking Opportunities, Discussion Forums, Leadership Opportunities, Mentoring Opportunities, and the ability to work with, contribute, and learn from IT leaders across the country. There are white papers and presentations. Past papers include Managing the Information Security Process, Virtualization and A Management Perspective of Encryption. These are high quality papers from a group of IT Leaders. Of course, there are the chapter meetings, where most members see the most benefit from AITP. The quality and variety of chapter meeting presentations are they keys to meeting the needs of your members. AITP Regions, which we will cover in a moment, also put on high quality conferences. And at each region conference, there is a chapter leaders workshop, where chapter leaders can learn new techniques to help them make their chapters thrive. AITP hosts the National Collegiate Conference (NCC). NCC is a combination of education conference (for professionals as well as students), job fair, and competition in a variety IT skills. Students compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to put on their resumes how they stacked up against the best and brightest students across the county. The 2010 NCC is going on right now, in this hotel through Saturday night. The next NCC is March 24-27, 2011 in Orlando. This past January, the Association hosted a Members Summit in Chicago. Two members from each qualifying chapter received a substantial discount in registration fees. Both the 2009 and 2010 Member Summits were enormously successful. This year we hosted two tracks – a professional development track and a track for chapters leaders to help them manage and grow their chapters. Feedback from both these conferences showed that is offered high quality education for the attendees. ISECON is a conference for IT Educators, where they can present and publish their papers. ISECON 2010 will be October 28-31, 2010, in Nashville, TN. ISECON partners with CONISAR – the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research to provide a full spectrum of opportunities for IT educators. This conference, hosted by the Foundation for Information Technology Education is supported by the AITP Special Interest Group for Education - EDSIG The Robert Half Technology Information Center provides helpful information for both employers and employees in gaining and retaining quality IT employees. Coming soon is a new page from AITP’s partner, Microsoft. It will feature links to product and education discounts, including free webinars, books, etc. And a link to the Student-to-Business site where there will be even more discounts and job posting opportunities. Information Executive is the official newsletter of the Association. It contains articles about AITP benefits and activities throughout the country. It also contains articles of interest on a variety of IT topics. It incorporates the student newsletter, known as Nanosecond. AITP members have access to a variety of newsfeeds through the AITP web portal. The Member Directory, committees and task forces allows you to network with thousands of IT professionals and students on a variety of subjects. The Discussion forums are another way of networking. In fact, AITP has a whole website for AITP member networking. Visit www.aitpnetwork.org. And Leadership Opportunities abound at the chapter, region and association level.
  • AITP is one of the very few association who REALLY support students. There are currently over 2900 student members across the country. And that number will increase significantly as NCC draws near. There is a committee now looking into High School student membership to promote students to enter the IT curriculums in colleges and universities. Interim members are Professional members. The program allows those new to the industry to join AITP at reduced dues ($35 for the first year, $45 the next year, and $70 the third year, plus chapter dues) for the first few years of the professional careers. Some chapters pay the chapter portion of the dues for the first year or two.
  • See the following newsletter article: http://www.aitp.org/newsletter/newsarticle.jsp?article=1235 Also go to the AITP Promotion page for an Interim Membership Flyer. http://www.aitp.org/organization/profile/promotion/images/2009_Interim_Membership_Program-flyer.pdf The AITP Join page has a link to an Interim Member Program Dues Guide, which shows the rates you will pay for each chapter. See: http://www.aitp.org/join/chapteridues.jsp There is also a link to a PDF Interim Member Application form on the Join page.
  • AITP is structured into various levels: Local - with professional and student chapters. Often, professional chapters sponsor and become a mentor and resource for the student chapters. Region – the association is divided into geographic regions as you will see on the next slide. This allows chapters relatively close to one another to partner with and learn from one another. Districts – regions are joined together to form 4 geographic districts – East, West, Central, and South. Two Association Board of Directors members are elected from each district. National Level – The association is governed by elected representatives. The officers are jointly known as the Executive Committee and consist of the President, Vice President/President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Director. The Executive Committee and the elected District Directors form the Board of Directors. EDSIG is a highly active special interest group that manages ISECON and publishes high quality education journals including the Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE) and the Information Systems Education Journal (ISEDJ). The are a number of committees and task forces at the national level, dealing with a wide range of subjects such as member benefits, member promotion, research, advocacy, student support, governance, etc.
  • Region 5 is the largest of the regions in terms of members. Region 5 is so large, that it is a district in itself. The region provides leadership training and mentorship to chapter leaders. It sponsors education conferences, like this one, and chapter leader workshops. The Region Conferences draw registrants not just from the local chapter area, but from all over the Region. Chapters elect/appoint a Chapter Liaison who serve as the conduit to the Region. The Chapter Officers receive periodic mailings from the region with important news about both region and national opportunities.
  • Chapter Leaders have access to these numbers from their MyChapter page.
  • The “national” association is the “Umbrella”. It protects our members and supports our chapters – the Main Street of our industry. The association protects our members careers, increases their value, and instills professionalism. The association supports local chapters, including student chapters – the “Main Street” of our industry. Advocacy includes being involved in legislation that impacts the IT industry, taking a stand on important issues. AITP is a strong Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee. We have the AITP Professional Advisory Council (APAC) to get input from the industry, corporate America, and our fellow professionals. Vision includes defining the IT business professional. Education is the mainstay of the Association. Including chapter, regional, and association programs and events. Unique white papers for members are available. The Information Executive newsletter provides association news and education. There is also includes strong support for the educational community through student chapter support, Education Special Interest Group and the National Collegiate Conference. Leadership through a strong code of ethics and standards of professional conduct along with partnership with educators and Corporate America. Support of our volunteer leadership, including training and mentorship, so they bring you the programs you need. The association provides an association web site, creating national (if not international) branding. It also provides “common look and feel” web page for chapters and even chapter web site/web page hosting.
  • The Association provides awards and recognition for chapters, regions, individual members and the IT industry. Individuals are recognized for their contribution to AITP and the IT profession through the Individual Performance Award (IPA) program. Points are earned for various activities and awards are given at specified award levels. Chapters who perform at the highest levels earn recognition through the Chapter Outstanding Performance Award program. Regions select their outstanding chapter within their region – the Region Outstanding Chapter Award (ROCA). And one chapter each year, picked from the ROCA chapters, earns the Association Outstanding Chapter Award (AOCA). Student Chapters and members also have a similar award programs – the Student Individual Performance Award and the Student Chapter Outstanding Performance Award. The association provides cash to chapters who provide specified services to their members and community, through the Professional Chapter Incentive Program. And there are dues rebates for chapters who ensure their association leaders are noted on their chapter web page. Regions who provide specified services to their chapters and IT community also earn cash incentives. AITP has programs to recognize outstanding IT professionals, whether they be AITP members or not, through the Distinguished Information Sciences Award (DISA) and the Information Processing Public Services Award (IPPSA) programs. AITP Faculty Advisors are also recognized through Faculty Advisor of the Year and the “Going an Extra Mile Award” Educational institutions are also recognized. There are awards for both 2-Year and 4-Year Educational Institutions. Both the Individual and Chapter Awards programs are currently under revision to make them more relevant to today’s professionals and today’s chapters.
  • The Regions are the support structure of the Association. Where there are strong regions, there are strong chapters and increased membership. Regions help bring a wider audience to local chapters by providing support for regional conferences. Regions bring chapter leaders together to share solutions to common challenges. Regions help chapter leaders understand their roles and provide tools and training to help them carry out their responsibilities.
  • The local chapters are the heart and soul of AITP. This is where members see the most value from AITP. National web sites are a good source of information. But it is at the local chapter meetings where members really see AITP in action. Few members can travel to conferences. But with a little bit of time, and little cost, members can maximize their opportunities by participating in local meetings. This is where face to face networking take places. The exchange of ideas and opportunities. This is where the vast majority of AITP education takes place, through live presentations on a variety of IT, business, and soft skills topics. This is where we develop tomorrow’s IT leaders. Local chapters provide the ideal training ground, allowing members to get involved in activities and hone their leadership skills. This is where IT business professionals can reach out to their communities and provide services. This is where today’s IT business professionals can help tomorrow’s IT business professionals, by supporting local IT students. More about local chapters at the end of this presentation.
  • The challenge for AITP is attract the newer IT professionals, those who are just entering the IT profession. Based on surveys taken over the last three years: 88% of members are Caucasian 3%+ African American 1%+ Hispanic 99% of members have at least some college experience 30% in Business/Administration 34% in Engineering/Technology 1% have a Vocational or Trade Degree 11% of members have a Bachelor’s Degree 9% have a MBA 18% have a Graduate Degree 5% are PhDs
  • The majority of members hold non-managerial or mid-managerial positions. This is our target audience.
  • Members work in all areas, evenly distributed across leading industry segments.
  • Over 48 percent of members have more than 25 years of career experience in the industry with another 22% having 16-25 years. That is a lot of talent in AITP.
  • 43% of the members pay their own dues. 4% are lifetime members. 2% have other types of complementary memberships (for example, paid by chapter or honorary memberships where dues are waived).
  • For the most part, members feel that AITP meets their needs. But we know more must be provided to attain and retain members.
  • The reality is that not every member is going to attend every meeting. Chapter goals should be to have a mix of meetings, so that members can choose those topics of interest to them. Survey your members for their interests. Have evaluation sheets at each meetings so members can provide feedback, comments, and suggestions.
  • Regular communication is the key to keeping your members. The AITP web portal provides an email broadcast facility. The portal allows you to keep of guest list of interested parties. You can select which groups to email.
  • Keeping a chapter web site up to date is extremely important. It is your face not only to your existing members, but also to IT Professionals you want to attract to your chapter. There is also the Association calendar. It is important to list at least the next three chapter meetings on the calendar, so the public can plan to attend your meetings. Adding your chapter’s events to the calendar automatically puts those notices onto the national calendar. AITP provides a web page for each chapter. It can be customized by the chapter officers to include information unique to your chapter such as meeting times, locations, and topics. It lists the chapter officers with email links to them (without giving away their email addresses). Some chapters use the AITP chapter web page as their web site. Others have a more detailed web site. The AITP chapter web page includes a link to your web site, if you have one. Check out what chapters put on their web page, by clicking on the Chapters link on the AITP home page. Chapter officers can view a number of reports and links at their chapter page. After logging on, they can navigate to their chapter web page, shortcut = www.aitp.org/mychapter , and get membership reports, links to edit the chapter web page, update demographic information about their members, get promotional material, update the calendar, email your members, maintain and email to a guest list, provide your annual conflict of interest form, etc.
  • Your web site is your voice to the community. Make sure it has the content they need. If you have a your own web site, great. Keep it up to date. But also remember that you have a web page on the association web portal. It is a gateway to your chapter web site. Keep it up to date. There is also an opportunity to have a full web site at www.aitpnetwork.org. Have a mix of topics. Don’t focus on just the technical. Focus on leadership skills. Professional/self-development. Every professional needs continuing advancement in soft skills. Recognize that topics easily/readily available on the web will not entice members/quests to attend your meetings. They need something they can’t get elsewhere. Promote the IT Business Professional. Lead our professionals to embrace this new career path – securing better jobs, promoting professionalism and becoming better leaders. This is a way to increase their net worth to themselves, their employer and their community. Promote the knowledge of technical skills. AITP is about exposing our members to technical advancements, but not necessarily going real deep into the technical details. Promote non-technical skills training to advance members’ careers. Encourage them to “reinvent” themselves. Tell the story of AITP often. Keep abreast of association developments, like new vendor benefits. Use the promotional materials available at www.aitp.org. And remind members of the benefits of AITP.
  • Remember that students are our future. Provide support for your student chapters. Get your members to attend their meetings. Invite them to participate in your meetings. Check out other chapter web sites. Have your liaison seek out their peers in other chapters. Learn what other chapters provide and adapt the good ideas for your chapters. Ensure chapter leaders are noted on your AITP web portal chapter page. These are the people who get news from AITP about new benefits. Make sure your chapter leaders are getting the right information. Participate in region events and in particular the region chapter leader workshops. These are not just for your chapter liaison. These are for all chapter leaders. Read Information Executive, the Communications Broadcasts and emails to Chapter Leaders. Pass on the information to your chapter members.
  • Remember that the value of AITP is to expose you to new ideas, new techniques, and new developments. Take advantage of the networking, educational, leadership, advocacy, and mentorship opportunities of AITP. You get out of membership what you put into it. Often you get a lot more than what you give. Participate in AITP – at the local, regional, and national levels. Increase your net worth. Be an active AITP member.
  • AITP is about opportunities at the local, regional, and national level. Participate in all these events. You will gain so much more than what you give. Read Information Executive and the other emails you get from AITP. Learn the benefits of membership. Participate in AITP forms. Most of all, keep your email address and other contact information current at www.aitp.org. We can’t inform you of new benefits and new opportunities if we can’t contact you.
  • As an employer, you need your IT staffs to have access to the new technology-related information and practices. You need your staffs to have the contacts in the industry to learn what is happening outside your companies. AITP can help you.   As an IT professional, you need to continually update your skills and knowledge. In this world of out-sourcing, off-shoring, down-sizing and right-sizing, you need to show your employer that you are willing to take the steps to stay current with the industry. You need to show your employer that you are a person that they want to invest in. AITP can help you. As a student, you need to know what skills employers are looking for. You need the contacts in the marketplace so you can land a job after graduation. AITP can help you. As faculty, you want to prepare today’s students to enter the marketplace. You need to know what employers want tomorrows IT business professionals to know. AITP can help you.   As an IT vendor, you need to make your products and services known to IT professionals. AITP can help you.   AITP - the Association of Information Technology Professionals is all about opportunities in education, networking, leadership and advocacy. AITP is all about personal growth. Whether you are an employee, an employer, student, faculty, or an IT vendor, AITP can help you.   Take advantage of these opportunities and check out AITP at www.aitp.org .

AITP and You - M Gilfand Presentation - March 2010 AITP and You - M Gilfand Presentation - March 2010 Presentation Transcript

  • AITP and You! Presentation to St. Louis AITP Chapter National College Conference March 25, 2010 Mark S. Gilfand, CCP, CPCU, CLU, ChFC 2006 AITP Association President AITP Region 5 Vice-President Regent – Foundation for Information Technology Education
  • AITP – A Long Tradition
    • NMAA – National Machine Accountants Association
    • DPMA – Data Processing Management Association
    • AITP – Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • AITP Mission
    • To serve our members by delivering relevant technology and leadership education, research and information on current business and technology issues, and forums for networking and collaboration.
    • Adopted December 2008
  • AITP Vision
    • AITP is the leading worldwide society of information technology business professionals and the community of knowledge for the current and next generation of leaders.
    • Adopted December 2008
  • AITP Core Values
    • Service
      • We keep current in technology, business, and academia. We contribute to the Association, IT profession, and society utilizing leadership, appropriate solutions, and sound processes.
    • Integrity
      • We value professionalism and uphold the AITP Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.
  • AITP Core Values - 2
    • Respect
      • We build an inclusive environment through mentoring, delivering on commitments, working together with trust, and enjoying the camaraderie of each other.
    • Innovation
      • We learn, share insights, and encourage our members to make a difference today and for the future.
  • AITP Guiding Principles
    • Our Guiding Principles reflect AITP’s beliefs about your role as a member and the impact we want AITP to have in the IT profession.
      • We aspire to be better leaders, better people.
      • We excel through honesty.
      • We treat others with respect.
      • We demand ethical behavior of ourselves.
      • We encourage out of the box thinking.
      • We lead with confidence and inspire team members to achieve success.
      • We don’t let fear of change paralyze us in reaching our goals.
      • We are fiscally responsible.
      • We take ownership in everything we do.
      • We have fun.
  • What AITP Offers
    • AITP offers OPPORTUNITIES
      • Education
      • Networking
      • Leadership
      • Advocacy
      • Mentoring
    • AITP offers PERSONAL GROWTH
  • What’s in it for Me?
    • AITP offers a platform to build great leaders:
      • Recognition as an expert in the industry
      • Recognition as an author – publishing works
      • Career opportunities through networking
      • Presentation/Speaking engagement opportunities
      • Volunteer opportunities
    • AITP offers a platform to “Pay it Forward”
      • Leading and supporting teamwork
      • Mentoring our next generations
      • Sharing and collaborating to lead the profession
      • Community Outreach participation
  • Tangible Benefits-Discounts and Scholarships
    • Research & analysis services
    • Conferences and seminars
    • Online IT training
    • Leadership training
    • Hardware and software
    • Printing services
    • Shipping services
    • Insurance
    • Credit cards
    • Scholarships
      • Robert Half Technology Scholarships at NCC
      • Foundation of Information Technology Scholarships (FITE) for AITP Student Members
  • Benefits of Membership
    • White papers and presentations
    • Chapter meetings, Region Conferences
    • National Collegiate Conference
    • AITP Member Summit
    • ISECON / Conisar
    • Robert Half Technology InfoCenter
    • Coming Soon – Microsoft Page
    • Information Executive
    • Member directory
    • Discussion forums
    • Committees and task forces
    • Leadership opportunities
  • Classes of Members
    • Professional – individuals employed in the IT industry
    • Honorary – 3 types
      • Lifetime – awarded to those of prestigious stature approved by the AITP Executive Committee. Dues paid by the Association.
      • Senior – disabled or retired and a member of at least 10 years – dues reduced by one-half.
      • Emeritus – members who attained a specific level of AITP participation and nominated by the chapter. One-third dues, paid by the chapter.
  • Classes of Members - 2
    • Student – individuals entered in a university or college whose degree major is in the information technology field
    • Interim – Former students members who elect to renew as a professional member. Dues reduced for three years
    • Enterprise – Piloted in 4Q 2009, rollout coming soon, to make it more beneficial for companies to have multiple employees in AITP.
  • Interim Membership
    • Allows student members to transition to professional membership, at reduced dues for the 1 st three years
      • 1 st Year - $35 (plus local chapter dues)
      • 2 nd Year - $45 (plus local chapter dues)
      • 3 rd Year - $70 (plus local chapter dues)
    • Must renew your membership (as an interim professional) before your student membership expires
    • Go to www.aitp.org/renew
    • If you are unsure of where you will be after graduation, join as an Individual Member. Later you can have AITP HQ assign you to a chapter in your new location.
    • There is a booth here at NCC to help you learn more about the Interim Member Program
  • AITP Organization
    • Members
    • Chapters – Professional & Student
    • Regions
    • Districts - for electing Board of Directors
    • Board of Directors & Executive Committee
    • Executive Director and HQ Staff
    • Education Special Interest Group
    • Student Leadership Council
    • AITP Professional Advisory Council
    • Committees and Task Forces
    • See the AITP Structure Page (in the organization section) at www.aitp.org .
  • Regions
  • AITP Membership
    • 3,137 professional members
      • 269 are individual members
      • 102 chapters
      • 742 members in 12 chapters in Region 5
    • 2,899 student members
      • 195 are individual members
      • 216 chapters in universities and colleges across the United States
      • 759 members in 43 chapters in Region 5
  • “ National’s” Purpose
    • The Umbrella of the Profession
    • Advocacy
      • Protects our members careers and the IT profession
    • Visionary
      • Leads the profession by defining attributes of an IT professional
    • Education
      • Increases the value of IT professionals by delivering programs that enhance their skill sets
    • Leadership
      • We are community of leaders who install professionalism in the industry and hold professionals to ethical standards
    • Support
      • Web sites, cash, promotional materials, membership tracking
  • Recognition, Awards and Support
    • Individual Performance Awards (IPA)
    • Chapter Outstanding Performance Award COPA
    • Region & Association Outstanding Chapter
    • Student Individual and Outstanding Chapter Awards
    • Professional Chapter Incentive Programs
    • Region Funding
    • Distinguished Information Sciences Award (DISA)
    • Information Processing Public Service Award (IPPSA)
    • Faculty Awards
    • Educational Institution Awards
  • Regions’ Purpose
    • The Support Structure for Local Chapters
    • Evangelists
      • Helps spread the word about the value of AITP
    • Support Local Chapters
      • Brings local chapter leaders together to share solutions
    • Delivering Programs
      • Region conferences
    • Developing Leader Volunteers
      • Chapter Leadership Workshops and one-on-one assistance
    • Mentorship
      • Train and support future industry and association leaders
  • Chapters’ Purpose
    • Chapters are the heart and soul of AITP
    • This is where members see the most value from AITP
      • Direct contact with local peers and local companies
    • Face-to-face networking
      • Without a lot of travel
    • Live educational opportunities
      • At very little cost or time
    • Development opportunities
      • Hone your leadership skills
    • Community outreach
      • For both the local IT and general community
    • Mentorship
      • Support of student chapters
  • Who We Are
    • Gender
      • 70% - Male
      • 30% - Female
    • Age
      • 46% - Over 55
      • 30% - Age 46-55
      • 16% - Age 36-45
      • 7% - Age 26-35
      • 3% - Under 25
  • Who We Are - 2
    • Job Position
      • 23% - Supervisor / Manager / Director
      • 20% - Project Mgr/Analyst/Programmer
      • 10% - Professional / Non-Supervisory
      • 10% - VP / Executive
      • 9% - Academia
      • 9% - Retired
      • 7% - Consultant
      • 3% - Marketing / Sales
  • Who We Are - 3
    • Employment Sector
      • 14% - Education
      • 14% - Finance / Insurance
      • 14% - Retail/Manufacturing/Distribution
      • 10% - Telecommunications / IT
      • 10% - Government
      • 8% - Self-Employed
      • 5% - Retired
      • 25% - Other
  • Who We Are - 4
    • Size of Employer
      • 14% - under 100 employees
      • 17% - 100 - 500 employees
      • 7% - 501 - 1000 employees
      • 43% - Over 1,000 employees
      • 10% - Self-employed
      • 7% - Unemployed / retired
  • Who We Are - 5
    • Years in the Profession
      • 48% - 26 years or more
      • 22% - 16-25 years
      • 8% - 11-15 years
      • 10% - 6-10 years
      • 5% - 2-5 years
      • 5% - Less than 2 years
  • Who We Are - 6
    • Length of Membership
      • 7% - 1 year or less
      • 22% - 2-5 years
      • 22% - 6-10 years
      • 20% - 11-20 years
      • 19% - 21-30 years
      • 9% - More than 30 years
    • Who Pays Membership
      • 49% - Member or Honorary
      • 51% - Employer
  • Who We Are - 7
    • Special Interests or Expertise
      • 24% - Project Management
      • 12% - Education / Academia
      • 10% - Security
      • 8% - Software Architect
      • 7% - Enterprise Architecture
      • 6% - Business Intelligence
      • 6% - Sales / Marketing
      • 5% - Data Storage / Management
      • 25% - Other
  • Who We Are - 8
    • Other Associations Members Belong To:
      • 53% - Do not belong to other groups
      • 8% - ACM (Assoc. for Computing Machinery)
      • 7% - PMI (Project Management Institute)
      • 6% - IEEE (Inst. Of Electrical & Electronics Engineers)
      • 3% - SIM (Society for Information Management)
      • 0.5% - IIBA (Inter. Institute of Business Analysts)
      • 0.5% - IASA (Inter. Assoc. of Software Architects)
      • 0.5% - CIPS (Canadian Info. Processing Society)
      • 22% - Other
  • What Members Want
    • Important Member Benefits
      • 27% - Networking
      • 15% - Local Chapter Meetings
      • 15% - Industry news / Papers / Research
      • 10% - Educational offerings
      • 11% - Web Portal / Newsletter
      • 8% - Business Opportunities
      • 5% - Vendor discounts
      • 5% - Trade show / Conferences
  • What Members Want - 2
    • Why Members Joined AITP
      • 53% - Networking
      • 19% - Programs (meetings)
      • 10% - Job Opportunities
      • 17% - Other
    • Why Members Maintain Membership
      • 65% - Networking
      • 15% - Programs (meetings)
      • 5% - Job Opportunities
      • 12% - Other
  • What Members Want - 3
    • Are Reasons for Joining Being Met?
      • 72% - Yes
      • 19% - Somewhat
      • 7% - No
  • What Members Want - 4
    • Local Chapter Meeting Attendance
      • 49% - Attend almost all meetings
      • 18% - Attend one to three meetings
      • 13% - Attend four or more meetings
      • 10% - Unable to attend
      • 2% - Have not yet attended
  • What Members Want - 5
    • Rating of Chapter Communication
      • 43% - Excellent
      • 38% - Good
      • 8% - Satisfactory
      • 2% - Poor
    • Frequency of Chapter Communication
      • 43% - Excellent
      • 39% - Good
      • 8% - Satisfactory
      • 2% - Poor
  • What Members Want - 6
    • Local Chapter Web Site Visits
      • 56% - Yes - regularly
      • 22% - Sometimes
      • 13% - No
      • 4% - Don’t know web site address
  • How Chapters Succeed
    • Focus on Programs and Publicity - web site, marketing, communications:
      • Is your web site up to date?
      • Are you utilizing the chapter page on the AITP portal?
    • Mix of topics – technical, leadership, self development
    • Benefits to members must be explicitly stated. Make them tangible and personal (what’s in it for me?)
    • Re-tell the story, often
  • How Chapters Succeed - 2
    • Students are the future – support and involve them
    • Check out what other chapters provide their members
    • Ensure chapter leaders are noted on the AITP web portal chapter page. Do the same for your student chapters
    • Participate in Region Leaders’ workshops
    • Attend the Monthly Virtual Water Cooler Calls
    • Read Information Executive and emails from AITP Headquarters.
  • Maximizing Membership
    • The value of membership is exposure to new ideas
    • Take advantage of the opportunity to network and learn
    • Participate: You get out of your membership what you put into it
    • Join Local, Region, and / or Association committees
  • Maximizing Membership - 2
    • Support AITP events:
      • Chapter Meetings
      • Region and Association Events
      • Attend the AITP Members Summit
      • National Collegiate Conference, ISECON
    • Visit the web portal at www.aitp.org , participate in the forums at www.aitpnetwork.org and read Information Executive and emails from the Association.
    • Keep your email address and other contact information current at www.aitp.org .
  • Questions or Comments?
    • Mark Gilfand, CDP, CPCU, CLU, ChFC
    • 2006 AITP Association President
    • AITP Region 5 Vice President
    • Regent: Foundation for Information Technology Education
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    • Bloomington, Illinois 61791-0001
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