BDPA Member Services Programs and Services


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BDPA has five business areas. One of those business areas is 'Member Services'. This presentation provides an overview of the following Member Services program areas:

1. Professional, Career and Technical Development

2. Community Outreach

3. Programs for Youth

4. Programs for BDPA College Students

5. BDPA Chapter Leadership Training

6. BDPA IT International Corps

7. Entrepreneur Advisory Group

This file created by Kimberly Davis, National BDPA VP-Member Services. It is intended for all BDPA chapter presidents and chapter VP-Member Services.

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BDPA Member Services Programs and Services

  1. 1. BDPA Member Services Your Chapter September 10, 2009
  2. 2. BDPA Member Services <ul><li>Programs and Services to include: </li></ul><ul><li>Professional, Career and Technical Development </li></ul><ul><li>Community Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Programs for Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Programs for BDPA College Students </li></ul><ul><li>BDPA Chapter Leadership Training </li></ul><ul><li>BDPA IT International Corps </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur Advisory Group </li></ul>
  3. 3. BDPA Member Services
  4. 4. Professional Development <ul><li>Career Services - Talent Management System (TMS) can be used to post your resume for positions at all levels in some of the best companies in the IT Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development - Webinar Series, certification study groups, and other offerings </li></ul><ul><li>PMI REP – Professional Development Units (PDUs) can be provided by BDPA as an approved Registered Education Provider (REP) of PMI </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Protégé Program – ITSMF’s mentoring program to build the next generation of IT Leaders </li></ul>
  5. 5. Community Outreach <ul><li>SITES – Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship Programs </li></ul><ul><li>The SITES Initiative is designed to introduce students in grades </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 of African-American descent and underserved communities to the field of Information Technology through computer training, by encouraging them to seek higher levels of education and grooming many of them to become the next generation of IT Professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>SITES Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Computer Training </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Regional and National High School Computer Competitions (HSCC) </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Technology Camp (YTC) </li></ul><ul><li>IT Showcase </li></ul><ul><li>SITES Accreditation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Community Outreach <ul><li>Black Family Technology Awareness Week </li></ul><ul><li>Career Communications Group (CCG), with generous support from IBM Corporation, has sponsored Black Family Technology Awareness Week — a nationwide campaign designed to help black families, small and medium-sized minority businesses, and community organizations maximize their opportunities to access technology and address the issues of technological literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>BDPA is a national sponsor of this event. Local BDPA chapters schedule events during BFTAW and are eligible to apply to CCG for grants. </li></ul><ul><li>College Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Offerings at the local and national level include program meetings, mentoring sessions, and a virtual internship fair </li></ul>
  7. 7. BDPA IT Institute at Auburn University <ul><ul><li>Institute Academic Chair: Juan Gilbert, Ph.D., Auburn University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Started Classes Fall 2006 with the IT Professional Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two Courses offered per semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application requires approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administered through Auburn’s Distance Learning Program via WebCT and Blackboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter Profile, Select Course and Submit Application at </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. BDPA IT Institute at Auburn University <ul><ul><li>Three (3) BDPA Certifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT Associate – Leadership for Technology Team Leaders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT Professional – Leadership for Technology Managers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT Master – Leadership for Technology Executives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PMP Exam Prep – Earn 35 PDUs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Courses are graded and provide CEUs and/or PDUs depending on the course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009 Schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Winter 2009 – January 19 th through April 24 th </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spring 2009 – May 11 th through August 14 th </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Winter 2009 – September 7 th though December 11 th </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. BDPA IT Corps <ul><li>The BDPA IT Corps is a program that is characterized by connectivity on an international level - through computer technology as well as by establishing direct social ties. It is designed to work hand in hand with the SITES/HSCC program and the BDPA IT Showcase. Its mission is to broaden the experiences and professional preparation of its participants through exchanges of technology and cultural knowledge that addresses community issues in the United States and in developing countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Major components of the BDPA IT Corps are: </li></ul><ul><li>Technology sharing, creativity support and establishing relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Local community recognition and via the internet, recognition throughout BDPA and its stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Travel to special locations for hands on cultural learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, ongoing contact that will culminate in participation at BDPA annual conferences and in BDPA international computer competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Student Eligibility: </li></ul><ul><li>Students who have participated in a national HSCC and their team placed either 1st through 5th place, are eligible for selection to the BITC. As requests for additional BITC visits increase, students from other HSCC teams may be selected for participation. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Entrepreneur Advisory Group <ul><li>The Entrepreneur Advisory Group addresses the unique needs of the entrepreneur within the BDPA organization. Our goal is to assist the BDPA entrepreneurs with programs, policies and opportunities that will allow them to continue to grow both in knowledge and influence. </li></ul><ul><li>BDPA Entrepreneur Advisory Group Initiatives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur Specific Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posting of Contract Opportunities for BDPA Entrepreneurial Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur Discounted Benefits </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. BDPA National Technology Conference <ul><li>Member Services also supports the Conference Team in providing the following offerings at the National Conference: </li></ul><ul><li>High School Computer Competition (HSCC) </li></ul><ul><li>IT Showcase </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Technology Camp (YTC) </li></ul><ul><li>College Workshop Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Workshop Forum </li></ul>