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The IPMA is seeking a part-time CFO!

Come join a team that truly makes a difference for IT professionals in WA state government.

We are seeking someone with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration, or a minimum of five years of recent experience in performing general accounting operations.
  • Must be able to take notes and accurately record significant discussions and all decisions made at Board meetings creating a meeting summary for distribution.
  • Must be disciplined to allocate sufficient time to respond to Board requests and legal requirements.
  • It is desirable to be familiar with “Robert’s Rules of Order”.
  • It is desirable to enjoy working with and supporting diverse personalities.

Work hours are flexible and range from 25 to 40 per month based on changing schedules.

Applicants should not have other employment obligations that could conflict with this position.

For more information (including duties and compensation) see the position description here.

If interested, submit your resume to:



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Executive Seminar 2022 is sold out!

The 2022 Executive Seminar is sold out!

The theme for this year’s Executive Seminar is: “Conscious Leadership”.

The Executive Seminar is open to senior state government technology managers and IPMA sponsors.  The Seminar promotes communication, networking, and the exchange of information technology ideas. The event includes formal presentations by industry professionals on leadership and leading-edge technologies. It also provides networking time to facilitate communication between public and private sectors in the IT community.


Registration for FORUM 2022 Now Open!

The IPMA is happy to announce that this year’s FORUM will be both virtual (Day One) and in-person (Day Two)!

The dates are coming up very quickly — May 17-18, 2022!

The theme of FORUM 2022 is “Embrace Innovation.”

Day One (virtual on Zoom) will have multiple concurrent ‘breakout room’ presentations on a variety of topics centered around People, Process and Technology.

Day Two (in-person at St Martin’s) will have ‘hands on’ discussion groups where you will be able to go a little more in depth into a variety of topics.

You can view the agenda here.

This event will be free, but separate registration for each day is required.

You can register for Day One here.

You can register for Day Two here.


LeaderPath is Back!

Do you have good managers in your organization that need the right training opportunity to increase their leadership acumen?  Are you an aspiring leader looking to prepare yourself for that next step towards a leadership position?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, we have good news for you.

LeaderPath is back, with a new cohort launching in September 2022.  LeaderPath addresses the unique leadership opportunities faced by public sector IT professionals and the business partners who work closely with IT. This customized, interactive program is an intense and robust six-month learning experience which has graduated eight cohorts of roughly 30 professionals semi-annually since 2005.

To learn more about it, you and your guest(s) are invited to join us in person at South Puget Sound Community College Lacey Campus on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 8:00am-12:00pm, for LeaderPath NEXT, an alumni reunion and introduction to those who are considering their application to this valuable program.  This is an opportunity for you to experience the interactive learning style LeaderPath has come to be known for and to hear from alumni of the benefit they received and how it has transformed their own leadership ability.

This will be an energetic and fun morning which will feature Robert Jeffers, LeaderPath Faculty Director, presenting Successfully Managing What Lies Ahead.

Attendance is free!  But registration is required as space is limited.


* If you know alumni who have changed organizations since attending, please forward this notice to them!

Note: We will be following DOH safer gathering guidelines.

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Executive Seminar 2021 – Open for Registration

Registration for the 2021 Executive Seminar is open. The theme for this year’s Executive Seminar is: “The CIO (R)evolution: The New Normal.”

The Executive Seminar is open to senior state government technology managers and IPMA sponsors.  The Seminar promotes communication, networking, and the exchange of information technology ideas. The event includes formal presentations by industry professionals on leadership and leading-edge technologies. It also provides networking time to facilitate communication between public and private sectors in the IT community.


    COVID-19 Letter From IPMA

    To Our IPMA Partners, Sponsors, Government Staff, and Friends:


    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that we reach out to each of you and communicate our deep care and support. Your health and safety are of utmost concern to our organization. As the situation rapidly evolves, the IPMA is taking steps to protect Board Members, our external partners, our Sponsors, and all of those who have come to know IPMA as a leader in government educational opportunities.

    IPMA Events – In order to protect those we work with and our partners, the decision was made to cancel several of our premiere events. This is a first for our organization, as even during the financial downturn in 2008, we were able to provide quality opportunities to gather, learn and share.

    The May 2020 FORUM – Following our Governor’s and the President’s request of Shelter in Place and maintain Social Distancing, the FORUM is canceled and will not be rescheduled. Although we have looked for new location opportunities, the future of large gatherings is uncertain and so we have decided to not hold this event.

    Individual PD Events – Currently, all future PD events are on hold until further notice. The IPMA Professional Development Committee is researching potential virtual learning opportunities and will share information as soon as possible.

    Executive Seminar – The IPMA September 2020 Executive Seminar is still moving forward, and if changes are necessary, we will inform all sponsors and guests as quickly as possible.

    To each of our Partners, Sponsors, Government Staff, and Friends impacted by COVID-19, our thoughts are with you. Now is the time to lean on one another for support and resources, as we navigate through these difficult circumstances together. Thank you all for your continued support. The IPMA is looking forward to working with all of you in the near future.


    Scott West, IPMA Chair


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    IPMA 2019 Annual Report

    The IPMA Board Chair for 2019, Vonnie Diseth, was pleased to report that 2019 was another successful year for the IPMA program. “Through the delivery of relevant leadership and professional development training opportunities and providing professional networking opportunities between public sector and private sector IT professionals; the IPMA continued to further the professionalism of the Washington State public sector information technology community.”
    “The Board also made contributions to increase our two IPMA scholarship endowments, one to the South Puget Sound Community College Foundation and the other to Evergreen State College (IPMA/Dennis E. Jones Memorial Scholarship) which were both established in 2003. These scholarships help students interested in information management or computer science.”
    ‘None of the events would be possible without the generous support of our corporate sponsors/partners. Their financial and professional contribution to the IPMA programs translated into valuable learning experiences at minimal cost to public sector attendees.”
    The Chair also went on “to acknowledge Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech), all the other participating state agencies, the dedicated pool of volunteers, our IPMA Board of Directors, and all the individuals who step up to help with all our events. Without your dedication and commitment, none of this would be possible.”
    See the 2019 Annual Report here.

    Scott West

    The IPMA 2020 Program Is Underway


    The IPMA 2020 program is underway with newly elected Board Chair, Scott West.

    IPMAs’ first professional development offering is scheduled for February 11th (see adjoining post).  Four additional offerings are scheduled throughout the year.

    In addition to the Professional development offerings the annual Forum is scheduled for May 19th and 20th and the annual Executive Seminar is scheduled for September 14th through the 16th.

    The IPMA is very excited to have such a great group of private sector sponsors for 2020 (see banner below).  Without these exceptional partners the IPMA would not be able to provide the quality events at minimal cost to attendees.