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April Message: Gail Madziar, Executive Manager, IAP2 USA
IAP2 USA is fortunate to have a group of dedicated leaders to help guide us along this bumpy path of the new roaring '20s as some are calling it. Congratulations to our 2021 executive team: President Gwen Howard, Vice President Heather Imboden, Treasurer Lisa Carlson, Secretary Michael Bailey and Immediate Past President Cathy Smith. The group was re-elected by the IAP2 USA Board of Directors at their March 18, 2021 board meeting. To meet the entire IAP2 USA board visit the board web page. Providing empowering and supportive leadership is important in the best of times but during adversity it is essential. Our leadership’s focus on resilience, empathy, transparency, and connectedness is apparent in their commitment to the IAP2 mission. Continuity during upheaval is both essential and reassuring as we tackle a number of major projects this year. We continue our move to online courses including our September virtual North American Conference in September. Our 2022-2024 new strategic plan nears completion and the International harmonization process is making progress.
Our goal is to keep you informed. For more details on how your IAP2 USA has transitioned to manage the impact of the pandemic and to hear plans for the future, join us for the IAP2 USA 2021 Annual Meeting on June 21, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. Register here. Other important dates to remember are May 21 for the Core Values Awards nominations and June 30 for Greater Good and Emerging leader nominations. Lots is happening this year so watch your email. We’ll be keeping you up to date