IMBA members, I want to first thank you for the many congratulatory emails I received last month in response to being named President, it is greatly appreciated.
The Board of Directors met this past week virtually for our annual planning meeting. We’ve come out of that meeting with an agreed direction to add value through technology during the coming months. This includes webinars, virtual meetings, and even our annual conference to be held virtually! I’d encourage you to take advantage of the virtual conference cost and time savings to “send” more of your team using the Company registration option! This is a great chance to get your whole team involved in the IMBA!
Al also made the perhaps ill-advised decision to allow me to be an administrator on the IMBA Facebook account, so watch that page for announcements, news, and perhaps a funny moment here and there. If you have any news within your organization that you’d like to share on our page, please send either Al or myself an email, my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the news you’d like shared. This could include new hires, promotions, philanthropic efforts, etc.
Keeping with the Virtual theme, the IMBA will also be offering a Virtual Future Leaders class this fall. This is again a great opportunity to be able to send additional participants that may not have been able to attend due to travel previously. Look for an email in the coming weeks to register for that great class.
Lastly, we are in the process of filling committee roles within the organization. If you’d like to get more involved in the IMBA (and who wouldn’t want to?) please reach out to Al and have a discussion about where you may fit the best. For information on the committees you can volunteer for, as well as the form to fill out to do so, click here. We’re always eager to get perspectives of some new blood on our many committees.
I look forward to seeing and hearing from many of you virtually as the year progresses.
With much respect,