We are proud to announce that our 2019-2020 LeaderPath class of students has graduated. Normally, we would join our students in a celebration of the completion of their learning, but due to the current concerns surrounding Covid-19 and the request by our Governor to reduce large meetings, the IPMA will forgo the graduation event and reception at this time. As the current environment changes, we will reassess. We appreciate your understanding and continued support of the IPMA and all of our future thought leaders.
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.
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.
IPMAs’ latest professional development event, titled “Scalable Security Operations”, was held February 11th at the Worthington Center, St. Martins University. Attendees came away with a better understanding of: The state CISO’s vision for state security operations; Challenges faced by small, medium and large agencies to comply with current standards; Standard operating models and which is the most scalable for agency use; Creative solutions for scalable security operations; and, Lessons learned from colleagues from various size agencies.
Keep watch for IPMA’s next professional development offering coming soon.