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|Information Processing Management Associates||November 1992|
|Don Dahl |
Chairman of the Board
November Guest Speaker
Our November luncheon guest speaker is Chris Sprinkle, Manager of the DIS Research & Assessment program.
Chris was appointed to his position following a nationwide search. He brings a strong background in research and assessment and an ability to establish consensus in a variety of organizations. His most recent experience was as a manager of international research and development for the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. He recently completed a graduate program in international business management at the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix.
One of the goals of the DIS Research & Assessment program is to coordinate information technology demonstration and validation efforts by various state agencies. According to Chris this will be accomplished through:
To learn more about the DIS Research & Assessment program, be sure to join us for the November 5th IPMA luncheon at the Urban Onion.
Leadership Education Series Off to Strong Start
The first course in the Leadership Education Series received compliments like these from attendees:
Join Us for Lunch
The November IPMA Luncheon will be:
Date : November 5, 1992
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"The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it."
"Computing machines perhaps can do the work of a dozen ordinary men, but there is no machine that can do the work of one extraordinary man."
"Total quality leaders understand that personal success is derived from group success..."
"The pursuit of mediocrity is always successful."
October Board Meeting
The October 15 meeting of the IPMA was called to order by Chair Don Dahl at 7:40 a.m. Board members present were Jim Andersen, Phil Grigg, Glenn Medeiros, Dennis Jones, Bob Edwards, Linda Bremer, Karen Lichtenstein, and Diane Vasarkovy. Members absent were John Foulkes and Darrel Riffe. It was determined that a quorum was present.
The minutes of the September meeting were approved as submitted.
Treasurer's report - Treasurer Jim Andersen distributed the Treasurer's summary report. The motion to accept the transaction report passed unanimously.
Monthly Luncheons - Glenn received support from the Board to pursue luncheon meeting arrangements with Urban Onion. There was discussion on finding ways to provide wheel chair access. The speakers for November and December are confirmed.
FORUM '92 - The flyers for the event are going to the printer. This includes a brief evaluation survey for attendees. Don mentioned that Government Technology Conference group is interested in collaborating on a regional event. After some discussion it was decided that this issue merited more research.
Newsletter Committee - Karen asked for feedback on the newsletter. She especially needs articles to be submitted.
Professional Development Committee - There is a need to finalize arrangements for membership activities at the Fall Forum. Dona and Darrel are meeting with the committee on Friday (October 16) to develop an action plan.
Executive Conference - Phil discussed possible locations for the conference which is scheduled for early June.
Special Recognition Award - The format will be changed slightly. The Governor or someone from the cabinet will be asked to speak.
Strategic Partnerships - Diane Vasarkovy is scheduling a planning session for mid-November. Jim Andersen will participate. Diane is asking that any interested persons call her at 438-4780.
New Business - It is time to renew our insurance. Diane volunteered to help with that.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 a.m. The next board meeting is scheduled for November 19, at the Urban Onion.
Respectfully submitted Linda Bremer, Secretary.
To enroll in one or more of the Leadership Education courses contact Barb Conley, Manager of Education and Training Services, Department of Information Services at 438-3091 (SCAN 585-3091).
Courses are conducted in the DIS training center in Lacey by Skills Screening & Consulting. Future course offerings and dates are:
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