Illinois Division Education Forum (IDEF)

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May 1-3, 2015
Bloomington, IL

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2014-2015 Illinois Division Bylaws, as amended* at IDAM, June 7, 2014.
*Article IX-DISSOLUTION proposed amendment #2 unanimously passed...that upon dissolution of the division, all remaining funds (after indebtedness has been paid) will be delivered to The Foundation of IAAP.

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International President's Message


March President's Message

ByAntoinette Smithposted Fri, Mar 13, 2015 09:47 AM
All of us on the board and at Headquarters are excited and anxious for the new, revitalized IAAP to come to fruition. However, it’s not realistic to think everything will happen overnight. Rather, the revitalization of IAAP is a gradual and evolving process. Through this process, we are ensuring members are heard.

You are an integral part of making this revitalization a success, and we are indeed listening to what you have to say about the coming changes as we receive feedback. A new Branch and LAN structure will soon be in place. This structure will allow IAAP local touch points to focus entirely on professional development, education, and networking. We aim to make the Branches and LANs as professionally focused and unencumbered as possible.

The Branches and LANs Informational Webinar was released a few weeks ago and has the most current updates about Branches and LAN structure and operation. You can also access the Q&A from the webinar in the Web Community. New, exciting updates about LAN operation and the IAAP Approved Database were announced during this webinar. I believe, based on your feedback, you will be pleased with some of the changes we have made.

More than anything, we want you to keep your local connection opportunities through IAAP. Additional support from Headquarters will make it so much easier for LANs to operate and for local education/networking to continue. This will include offering insurance certificates and bonding to the LAN volunteers. A process will also be put in place so that LAN coordinators can manage attendee registration for events online, via IAAP Headquarters.

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