To Our Corporate Sponsors, Government Staff, and Friends:
The onset and continued spread of COVID-19, as well as subsequent state budget shortfalls, has made it necessary to change the IPMA business model for the foreseeable future. Moving through the remainder of calendar year 2020, the IPMA will operate entirely via remote means. Therefore, our annual September Executive Seminar will not be held this year. This is a disappointing turn of events, but necessary.
This decision to cancel the Executive Seminar is in keeping with the guidance from the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, and state and local authorities related to travel, quarantine, social distancing, in person meetings and events. The IPMA Board meets regularly to review our business model and will adjust operating strategy to ensure the continued safety of our corporate sponsors, government staff and friends.
The core mission of the IPMA has not, and will not change:
At this moment in time, the IPMA schedule of events is:
Executive Seminar – The September 2020 in-person Executive Seminar is cancelled.
Individual Professional Development Events – For the foreseeable future, all PD events will be in a virtual format. The IPMA PD Committee continues to research other formats for sharing information and new learning opportunities .
Thank you all for your continued support of the IPMA. Now more than ever is the time for collaboration, as we navigate through these unusual and trying times. The IPMA is looking forward to your ideas on how to adapt, evolve, and provide leadership, education, and networking opportunities.
Scott West, IPMA Chair