IAMCP-US December 2018 Newsletter
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Hello IAMCP-US Community,
We recently held our IAMCP International Board of Directors meeting in the Netherlands with representatives from ASIA, Canada, EMEA, LATAM and the United States. The meetings were very productive and there will be several new restructuring announcements that will be announced in January 2019.
During our recent International Board of Directors meeting held in Amsterdam on November 30th thru December 2nd, 2018, the IAMCP International Board of Directors voted to expand our focus on diversity and inclusion and rename our WIT special interest group to Diversity & Inclusion. We appointed a committee chairperson to work on the expanded mission and are looking for representatives in chapters across the IAMCP organization to represent diversity and inclusion. If you want to volunteer and serve on this committee or in your chapter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
My chapter visits continue and most recently I made a surprise visit to Minnesota. The Minneapolis chapter, led by president Jerry Rasmussen, greeted me with a box of donuts and a room full of friendly IAMCP “Viking” members! We were able to share the IAMCP US 2018 goals and objectives with the team from Minneapolis, which included “best practices.”
I want to remind everyone that growing the IAMCP membership is our responsibility, so please help us promote our success stories on the IAMCP website. The IAMCP is excited to announce our Membership December Drive! With our mission centered on delivering networking and business development value to the Microsoft partner ecosystem, we are aggressively growing our US community of more than 800 members, as we extend the value of the IAMCP to new members throughout the US.
For the month of December, new members will receive $20.00 off our annual membership rate and can take advantage of the offer by going to www.iamcp-us.org, and choosing “Join Us” from the top menu, new members can use the promo code NEWMEM1218 and instantly connect to the country’s largest Microsoft partner network.
We are excited to announce our partnership with CompTIA and want to welcome them to our family. Our friends at CompTIA have provided us with a very generous incentive to join their organization.
In addition, we are holding IAMCP-US Board Town Hall meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:30 am Eastern time. These are open to all US board & chapter board members and are unstructured conversations that promote best practice sharing and encourage problem solving. Please join and bring your ideas! Last month we announced our new Virtual Chapter, which is being led by Laura Peters and is designed to support IAMCP members that are not located near a current IAMCP chapter.
Please make sure everyone registers for our new Partner Directory, the “Index.” Every IAMCP member gets a FREE listing in the directory!
In conclusion, I am extremely excited about the progress that we have made in the first nine months of my position. We are progressing very well to make the IAMCP the best Microsoft Partner Organization on the planet!
US Board of Directors