AITP and You - M Gilfand Presentation - March 2010


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AITP and You - M Gilfand Presentation - March 2010

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. AITP – A Long Tradition <ul><li>NMAA – National Machine Accountants Association </li></ul><ul><li>DPMA – Data Processing Management Association </li></ul><ul><li>AITP – Association of Information Technology Professionals </li></ul>
  3. 3. AITP Mission <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted December 2008 </li></ul>
  4. 4. AITP Vision <ul><li>AITP is the leading worldwide society of information technology business professionals and the community of knowledge for the current and next generation of leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted December 2008 </li></ul>
  5. 5. AITP Core Values <ul><li>Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We keep current in technology, business, and academia. We contribute to the Association, IT profession, and society utilizing leadership, appropriate solutions, and sound processes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We value professionalism and uphold the AITP Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. AITP Core Values - 2 <ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We build an inclusive environment through mentoring, delivering on commitments, working together with trust, and enjoying the camaraderie of each other. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We learn, share insights, and encourage our members to make a difference today and for the future. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. AITP Guiding Principles <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We aspire to be better leaders, better people. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We excel through honesty. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We treat others with respect. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We demand ethical behavior of ourselves. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We encourage out of the box thinking. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We lead with confidence and inspire team members to achieve success. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We don’t let fear of change paralyze us in reaching our goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are fiscally responsible. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We take ownership in everything we do. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We have fun. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What AITP Offers <ul><li>AITP offers OPPORTUNITIES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AITP offers PERSONAL GROWTH </li></ul>
  9. 9. What’s in it for Me? <ul><li>AITP offers a platform to build great leaders: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition as an expert in the industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition as an author – publishing works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career opportunities through networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation/Speaking engagement opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AITP offers a platform to “Pay it Forward” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading and supporting teamwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring our next generations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing and collaborating to lead the profession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Outreach participation </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Tangible Benefits-Discounts and Scholarships <ul><li>Research & analysis services </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences and seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Online IT training </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership training </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware and software </li></ul><ul><li>Printing services </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping services </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Credit cards </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Robert Half Technology Scholarships at NCC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation of Information Technology Scholarships (FITE) for AITP Student Members </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Benefits of Membership <ul><li>White papers and presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter meetings, Region Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>National Collegiate Conference </li></ul><ul><li>AITP Member Summit </li></ul><ul><li>ISECON / Conisar </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Half Technology InfoCenter </li></ul><ul><li>Coming Soon – Microsoft Page </li></ul><ul><li>Information Executive </li></ul><ul><li>Member directory </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion forums </li></ul><ul><li>Committees and task forces </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership opportunities </li></ul>
  12. 12. Classes of Members <ul><li>Professional – individuals employed in the IT industry </li></ul><ul><li>Honorary – 3 types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifetime – awarded to those of prestigious stature approved by the AITP Executive Committee. Dues paid by the Association. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior – disabled or retired and a member of at least 10 years – dues reduced by one-half. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emeritus – members who attained a specific level of AITP participation and nominated by the chapter. One-third dues, paid by the chapter. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Classes of Members - 2 <ul><li>Student – individuals entered in a university or college whose degree major is in the information technology field </li></ul><ul><li>Interim – Former students members who elect to renew as a professional member. Dues reduced for three years </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise – Piloted in 4Q 2009, rollout coming soon, to make it more beneficial for companies to have multiple employees in AITP. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Interim Membership <ul><li>Allows student members to transition to professional membership, at reduced dues for the 1 st three years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st Year - $35 (plus local chapter dues) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd Year - $45 (plus local chapter dues) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd Year - $70 (plus local chapter dues) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must renew your membership (as an interim professional) before your student membership expires </li></ul><ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a booth here at NCC to help you learn more about the Interim Member Program </li></ul>
  15. 15. AITP Organization <ul><li>Members </li></ul><ul><li>Chapters – Professional & Student </li></ul><ul><li>Regions </li></ul><ul><li>Districts - for electing Board of Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Directors & Executive Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director and HQ Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Education Special Interest Group </li></ul><ul><li>Student Leadership Council </li></ul><ul><li>AITP Professional Advisory Council </li></ul><ul><li>Committees and Task Forces </li></ul><ul><li>See the AITP Structure Page (in the organization section) at . </li></ul>
  16. 16. Regions
  17. 17. AITP Membership <ul><li>3,137 professional members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>269 are individual members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>102 chapters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>742 members in 12 chapters in Region 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2,899 student members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>195 are individual members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>216 chapters in universities and colleges across the United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>759 members in 43 chapters in Region 5 </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. “ National’s” Purpose <ul><li>The Umbrella of the Profession </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protects our members careers and the IT profession </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visionary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leads the profession by defining attributes of an IT professional </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases the value of IT professionals by delivering programs that enhance their skill sets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are community of leaders who install professionalism in the industry and hold professionals to ethical standards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web sites, cash, promotional materials, membership tracking </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Recognition, Awards and Support <ul><li>Individual Performance Awards (IPA) </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter Outstanding Performance Award COPA </li></ul><ul><li>Region & Association Outstanding Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>Student Individual and Outstanding Chapter Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Chapter Incentive Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Region Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguished Information Sciences Award (DISA) </li></ul><ul><li>Information Processing Public Service Award (IPPSA) </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Institution Awards </li></ul>
  20. 20. Regions’ Purpose <ul><li>The Support Structure for Local Chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps spread the word about the value of AITP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support Local Chapters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brings local chapter leaders together to share solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delivering Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Region conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing Leader Volunteers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter Leadership Workshops and one-on-one assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mentorship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Train and support future industry and association leaders </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Chapters’ Purpose <ul><li>Chapters are the heart and soul of AITP </li></ul><ul><li>This is where members see the most value from AITP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct contact with local peers and local companies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Face-to-face networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Without a lot of travel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Live educational opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At very little cost or time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hone your leadership skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community outreach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For both the local IT and general community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mentorship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support of student chapters </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Who We Are <ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><ul><li>70% - Male </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30% - Female </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><ul><li>46% - Over 55 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30% - Age 46-55 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16% - Age 36-45 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7% - Age 26-35 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3% - Under 25 </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Who We Are - 2 <ul><li>Job Position </li></ul><ul><ul><li>23% - Supervisor / Manager / Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20% - Project Mgr/Analyst/Programmer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% - Professional / Non-Supervisory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% - VP / Executive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9% - Academia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9% - Retired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7% - Consultant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3% - Marketing / Sales </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Who We Are - 3 <ul><li>Employment Sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14% - Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14% - Finance / Insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14% - Retail/Manufacturing/Distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% - Telecommunications / IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% - Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8% - Self-Employed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5% - Retired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25% - Other </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Who We Are - 4 <ul><li>Size of Employer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14% - under 100 employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17% - 100 - 500 employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7% - 501 - 1000 employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>43% - Over 1,000 employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% - Self-employed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7% - Unemployed / retired </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Who We Are - 5 <ul><li>Years in the Profession </li></ul><ul><ul><li>48% - 26 years or more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22% - 16-25 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8% - 11-15 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% - 6-10 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5% - 2-5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5% - Less than 2 years </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Who We Are - 6 <ul><li>Length of Membership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7% - 1 year or less </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22% - 2-5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22% - 6-10 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20% - 11-20 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>19% - 21-30 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9% - More than 30 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who Pays Membership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>49% - Member or Honorary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>51% - Employer </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Who We Are - 7 <ul><li>Special Interests or Expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24% - Project Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12% - Education / Academia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% - Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8% - Software Architect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7% - Enterprise Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6% - Business Intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6% - Sales / Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5% - Data Storage / Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25% - Other </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Who We Are - 8 <ul><li>Other Associations Members Belong To: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>53% - Do not belong to other groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8% - ACM (Assoc. for Computing Machinery) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7% - PMI (Project Management Institute) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6% - IEEE (Inst. Of Electrical & Electronics Engineers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3% - SIM (Society for Information Management) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0.5% - IIBA (Inter. Institute of Business Analysts) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0.5% - IASA (Inter. Assoc. of Software Architects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0.5% - CIPS (Canadian Info. Processing Society) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22% - Other </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. What Members Want <ul><li>Important Member Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>27% - Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% - Local Chapter Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% - Industry news / Papers / Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% - Educational offerings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11% - Web Portal / Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8% - Business Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5% - Vendor discounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5% - Trade show / Conferences </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. What Members Want - 2 <ul><li>Why Members Joined AITP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>53% - Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>19% - Programs (meetings) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% - Job Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17% - Other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why Members Maintain Membership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>65% - Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% - Programs (meetings) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5% - Job Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12% - Other </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. What Members Want - 3 <ul><li>Are Reasons for Joining Being Met? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>72% - Yes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>19% - Somewhat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7% - No </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. What Members Want - 4 <ul><li>Local Chapter Meeting Attendance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>49% - Attend almost all meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18% - Attend one to three meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13% - Attend four or more meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% - Unable to attend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2% - Have not yet attended </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. What Members Want - 5 <ul><li>Rating of Chapter Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>43% - Excellent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>38% - Good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8% - Satisfactory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2% - Poor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Frequency of Chapter Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>43% - Excellent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>39% - Good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8% - Satisfactory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2% - Poor </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. What Members Want - 6 <ul><li>Local Chapter Web Site Visits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>56% - Yes - regularly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22% - Sometimes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13% - No </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4% - Don’t know web site address </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. How Chapters Succeed <ul><li>Focus on Programs and Publicity - web site, marketing, communications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is your web site up to date? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you utilizing the chapter page on the AITP portal? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mix of topics – technical, leadership, self development </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits to members must be explicitly stated. Make them tangible and personal (what’s in it for me?) </li></ul><ul><li>Re-tell the story, often </li></ul>
  37. 37. How Chapters Succeed - 2 <ul><li>Students are the future – support and involve them </li></ul><ul><li>Check out what other chapters provide their members </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure chapter leaders are noted on the AITP web portal chapter page. Do the same for your student chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in Region Leaders’ workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Attend the Monthly Virtual Water Cooler Calls </li></ul><ul><li>Read Information Executive and emails from AITP Headquarters. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Maximizing Membership <ul><li>The value of membership is exposure to new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of the opportunity to network and learn </li></ul><ul><li>Participate: You get out of your membership what you put into it </li></ul><ul><li>Join Local, Region, and / or Association committees </li></ul>
  39. 39. Maximizing Membership - 2 <ul><li>Support AITP events: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Region and Association Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend the AITP Members Summit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Collegiate Conference, ISECON </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit the web portal at , participate in the forums at and read Information Executive and emails from the Association. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your email address and other contact information current at . </li></ul>
  40. 40. Questions or Comments? <ul><li>Mark Gilfand, CDP, CPCU, CLU, ChFC </li></ul><ul><li>2006 AITP Association President </li></ul><ul><li>AITP Region 5 Vice President </li></ul><ul><li>Regent: Foundation for Information Technology Education </li></ul><ul><li>State Farm Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Three State Farm Plaza South, K2 </li></ul><ul><li>Bloomington, Illinois 61791-0001 </li></ul><ul><li>309-766-3782 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>