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  • 1. 2011 Member ToolkitBLACK DATA PROCESSING ASSOCIATES Prepared By Erica L. Frazier Vice-President of Member Services Updated - 2/03/2011
  • 2. BLACK DATA PROCESSING ASSOCIATES (BDPA) Charlotte Chapter Partner ToolkitAbout BDPA:BDPA is the premier organization for African Americans in theinformation Technology field, and is a global member focusedorganization that serves the professional well-being of its stakeholders.BDPA remains committed to excellence and providing a wide spectrumof resources to members, corporate sponsors, businesses, educationalinstitutions and the community. The organization is a catalyst forprofessional growth and technical development for those in the ITindustry.IN 2011 SUCCESS FOR BDPA CHARLOTTE IS: HELPING ORGANIZATIONS ACHIEVE SUCCESS BY PREPARING INDIVIUALS FOR PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCECharlotte Chapter BDPA11312 Gold Pan RdCharlotte North Carolinawww.bdpacharlotte.orgcharlotte@bdpa.orgFor More Information Contact: (704)538-8379BDPA CHARLOTTE Leadership, Education, Professional Development, Community Volunteerism From the Classroom to the BoardroomConfidential Page 2 7/29/2011
  • 3. Message from the Leadership TeamAs we venture into a new year BDPA Charlotte has a renewed commitment to helping technical professionalsadvance in their careers. For 2011, we are committed to delivering educational and professional developmentprogramming that support our members and the African American community-at large.We personally want to thank you for the opportunity partner with MetroTek Charlotte as the premier venue for BDPACharlotte. As a technical professional organization, we are 53+ professional members strong in Charlotte. We lookforward to opportunities to partner with Businesses, Schools, Non-Profits and other professional organizations. Wewant and need continued support and encourage everyone to actively participate in our planning and programming.Together, we can and will leverage the collective voice of the Charlotte Chapter!We have strong alliance partners including the local chapters of: Information Technology Senior Management Forum(ITSMF), National Society of Black Engineers, and the Urban League.These relationships are aligned with our strategic goals help increase the Chapter visibility in community-basedactivities, expand each of our member’s professional network and partnerships, and better leverage our professionalimage and brand.We are entering our 23rd year of helping to expand the minority technical talent pool through community service. OurStudent Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) Program and High School ComputerCompetitions continue to be successful. This is where our members add value back into the community byvolunteering to teach and mentor College Students (SITES) and Charlotte high school students (HSCC).Going forward the chapter will execute a broad range of activities to meet needs of our professional membership.This will include: educational service programs, technical certification boot-camps and executive developmentnetworking opportunities for our professional audience. We realize that like most non-profit organizations, a criticalfocus will be expanding the professional expertise of our members by leveraging the combined support of CorporatePartners and our professional audience.By joining forces with Charlotte BDPA, our Corporate Partners have a solid value proposition by working with theChapter. We are the ‘Number One Source of African American Technical Human Capital in the Charlotte Area.’ Ourpartners can look to us as a source for technical talent. Our members are leaders in their companies andcommunities. Throughout the year we propose several activities that enable introductions between our members, thecommunity and Corporate Partners.Our leadership team is poised to move forward with new measurable goals for increasing membership andpartnership priorities in 2011. A focused financial management and investment plan will drive our success. Like manyother organizations in the Charlotte market, we remain judicious and creative in look for operational and scholarshipfunds. We also continue to focus being on cost-conscious in developing relevant, quality programming for themembership.Our Corporate Partners have a solid value proposition in working with the Chapter. Our partners look to us as asource for African-American talent. Our members are leaders in their companies and communities. We proposeseveral activities to enable introductions between our members, community and Corporate Partners.Our leadership team is poised to move forward with new measurable goals for increasing membership andpartnership priorities in 2011. A focused financial management and investment plan will drive our success. Like manyother organizations in the Charlotte market, we remain judicious and creative in raising operational and scholarshipfunds and are cost-conscious in developing relevant, quality programming for the membership.Please take a moment to consider how you or your organization would like to be more involved and/or partner withthe Charlotte Chapter. Visit our website at www.bdpacharlotte.org for more details regarding our Calendar of Eventsand General Membership meetingsBDPA CHARLOTTE Leadership, Education, Professional Development, Community Volunteerism From the Classroom to the BoardroomConfidential Page 3 7/29/2011
  • 4. 2011 Charlotte Chapter Leadership TeamJulius Clark PresidentMarkus Beamer President ElectORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENTJohn Hoffler Chief Information OfficerVacant WebmasterSherri Sonnier-Johnson VP of FinanceBaron Thrower VP of Strategy and PlanningVacant SecretaryPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENTErica Frazier VP of Member ServicesEric Jordan VP of Program Management & Leadership DevelopmentMelody Moorefield VP of Membership ManagementVacant Program ChairMARKETING & PARTNER DEVELOPMENTKevin Dingle VP of Corporate Relationship and DevelopmentVacant Communications DirectorVacant Marketing DirectorVacant Web-MasterSTUDENT DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY OUTREACHMelandee Jones VP of SITES (Student Information Technology Education and ScholarshipProgram)Stephanie Lampkin High School Computer Competition CoordinatorMelvin Rogers HSCC TrainerVacant HSCC TrainerBDPA CHARLOTTE Leadership, Education, Professional Development, Community Volunteerism From the Classroom to the BoardroomConfidential Page 4 7/29/2011
  • 5. 2011 Chapter ProfileNationally Founded In: 1975Locally Founded In: 1988Members Profiles:CEO’s, Technology Professionals, Entrepreneurs and StudentsCharlotte Chapter Mission:BDPA is committed to delivering IT excellence to our members, strategic partners andcommunity.National Theme:From the Classroom to the BoardroomCommitment:We have a strong commitment to public service and educational programming for professionaland technical career development of our members.We are striving to position ourselves as the premier “go-to” technical organization in Charlotte.Programs and Services Offered By BPDA • Monthly Program Meetings • Local and National Networking Events • National Level Corporation Awards Program • Access To The Entrepreneur Advisory Group • The Ability To Participate In The ‘Black Family Technology Awareness Week’ • BDPA IT Institute • National BDPA Technology ConferenceBDPA CHARLOTTE Leadership, Education, Professional Development, Community Volunteerism From the Classroom to the BoardroomConfidential Page 5 7/29/2011
  • 6. BDPA CHARLOTTE Leadership, Education, Professional Development, Community Volunteerism From the Classroom to the BoardroomConfidential Page 6 7/29/2011
  • 7. Chapter Operating Principles 1. Attract, develop and retain members of the highest integrity 2. Ensure that the full breadth of our mission resonates with members, partners and community 3. Provide continuing technical and professional development education and programming 4. Develop programs, projects, and services with measurable results 5. Create opportunities to link technical professionals with Corporate Partners, including mentoring 6. Create opportunities to link technical professionals with Corporate Partners, including mentoring 7. Maintain a strong presence in community and economic development activities 8. Develop and implement public service programs to: 9. Provide scholarships / financial support for IT students (undergraduate & high school) 10. Promote volunteer service in the community 11. Ensure that financial resources of the Chapter are sufficient to assure continuityBDPA CHARLOTTE Leadership, Education, Professional Development, Community Volunteerism From the Classroom to the BoardroomConfidential Page 7 7/29/2011
  • 8. As a member of BDPA Charlotte you are offered the opportunity to: 1. Connect to a network of IT professionals and executives in the commercial, government, academic and non-profit sectors 2. Enhance and develop additional technical skill sets 3. Acquire professional and leadership skills 4. Participate actively in an organization that is setting trends in emerging technology 5. Opportunity to participate in the regional and national high school computer competition, scholarships, student empowerment activities, internships and lifelong mentors 6. Opportunity to participate in the regional and national high school computer competition, scholarships, student empowerment activities, internships and lifelong mentors 7. Obtain exposure to technical and professional topics through program meetings, seminars and workshops 8. Participate in certification support groups 9. Serve as a role model within the African American Community 10. Support and influence the goals and directions of this leading edge technical organization through the contribution of your own professional expertise.BDPA CHARLOTTE Leadership, Education, Professional Development, Community Volunteerism From the Classroom to the BoardroomConfidential Page 8 7/29/2011
  • 9. STAKEHOLDER DELIVERABLES• Professionals Targeted workshops, seminars and panels featuring business, civic and political leaders• Entrepreneurs Local career fairs, employment programs and employer advertising services• IT Students Industry-specific professional development events• Partners Technical development and mentoring activities – Corporate – Scholarship programs – Other Strategic Partners Cultural, social and networking opportunities Community TrainingBDPA CHARLOTTE Leadership, Education, Professional Development, Community Volunteerism From the Classroom to the BoardroomConfidential Page 9 7/29/2011
  • 10. BDPA CHARLOTTE’S 2010 ACCOMPLISHMENTS • We gained a 60% increase in membership from this time last year (34 to 56). • We dedicated the 1st quarter of our program meetings to foster entrepreneurship. • We received $5,000 in financial sponsorship from Wells Fargo. • We formed a partnership with the Urban League of Central Carolinas and successfully trained 18 HSCC students in web design. • We provided the opportunity for 9 students to participate at the 2010 BDPA National Conference in Philadelphia. • We hosted the 2010 South East Regional HSCC Computer Programming Competition for the 2nd time, and successfully defended our championship title. • We had 22 of our BDPA Charlotte members register for the 2010 BDPA National Conference. • We had 5 of our BDPA Charlotte members deliver fantastic presentations on the IT industry’s hottest topics at the 2010 BDPA National Conference. • We participated with Charlotte’s other premier African American professional organizations, which raised and matched a total of $800 for the Haiti earthquake relief effort. • We partnered for a 3rd straight year in the 2010 Recruiters Roundtable with Charlotte’s other premier African American organizations. • We added our 1st BDPA College chapter, Livingstone College, to our SITES program, where we participated in their 2010 kick-off.BDPA CHARLOTTE Leadership, Education, Professional Development, Community Volunteerism From the Classroom to the BoardroomConfidential Page 10 7/29/2011
  • 11. WHY JOIN BDPA CHARLOTTE An investment in BDPA creates a positive exposure to a technically diverse membership of African American Information Technology professionals and students.BDPA CHARLOTTE Leadership, Education, Professional Development, Community Volunteerism From the Classroom to the BoardroomConfidential Page 11 7/29/2011
  • 12. BDPA Charlotte on Local chapters Facebook presence, keep track of meetings, members andFacebook important events. www.facebook.com/bdpacharlotteBDPA Charlotte on Twitter Join in the conversation, tweet it! www.twitter.com/bdpacharlotteBDPA Career Center Jobs, Careers, Networking on Facebook www.facebook.com/BDPACareerCenterBDPA on Facebook National BDPA Facebook Fan page www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10080936173BDPA on LinkedIn National Professional Networking www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&guid=21066BDPA Charlotte BDPA on Charlotte Area Professional NetworkingLinkedIn www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&guid=1061277BDPA Today An online magazine and newspaper with BDPA related information www.bdpatoday.orgBDPA Charlotte on BDPA Charlotte Presentation ArchiveSlideShare www.slideshare.net/bdpacharloteBDPA CHARLOTTE Leadership, Education, Professional Development, Community Volunteerism From the Classroom to the BoardroomConfidential Page 12 7/29/2011
  • 13. High School Computer Competition About the Program The HSCC program is designed to introduce Middle School and High School Students to concepts of Information Technology and Business Acumen. Students Will have the opportunity to participate in 3-hour training sessions each Saturday from February to May to learn in-depth topics such as: • Web Development • Application & Database Development • Database Design • Computer Science • Business Etiquette • College Prep • Internships & Careers in IT About our Trainers HSCC Academy trainers are real world IT professionals representing top companies and businesses around the Charlotte Metro Area. Our trainers are dedicated volunteers who are passionate about technology education and mentorship. These individuals are committed to enabling our students to reach their highest potential in and outside of the class-room. The training team consists of a primary trainer, assistant trainers, and presenters. Program kicks off Feb 12th 2011 Visit the website for additional information.BDPA CHARLOTTE Leadership, Education, Professional Development, Community Volunteerism From the Classroom to the BoardroomConfidential Page 13 7/29/2011

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