Last Fall the KAHCE board of directors met for a day with
the intent of developing goals and objectives for 2015. I appreciate the
opportunity to lead the board and our committee chairs in our commitment to
achieving this vision.
We cannot achieve these goals without the commitment of you,
our members. The resounding theme of our plan is the importance of ENGAGEMENT.
Webster's defines the word engagement as an involvement or commitment. As members I would challenge you to consider
how we as a chapter can build on past accomplishments, how can we commit to
becoming involved and working together over the next year?
Here are the Top 5 KACHE benefits and how you as members can
be ACTIVELY ENGAGED, rather than simply PASSIVELY ENGAGED.
Passive: Don't attend a Chapter education
event. Either wait for the Cluster in San Diego or just skip events all
together. You will still get good information from ACHE through the web or
both the Spring and Fall KAHCE events, April 30-May 1 and during the KHA
Convention in September in Wichita. The KCLPC will also host a program on
Social Media during the second quarter of the year in Kansas City.
Passive: Pay your dues, nothing more. We are
glad to have you on the roster.
our membership by encouraging early careerists and colleagues to join. Or
better yet, bring a friend to one of our events. If you need information to
share on the details, just ask one of your board members.
Passive: Really no need to build your network.
You know everyone in your area and you attend the KHA Convention parties.
Active: Expand your Network. Attend a KAHCE Networking event associated with an educational
program. You will have the chance to meet a student on whom you can make a
positive impact or meet a fellow executive from another part of the state that
has tackled some of your challenging issues.
Passive: Go to ACHE.org for reference materials
to study for the Board of Governor's Exam. The website offers great content.
in the KAHCE webinar series to prepare you for the exam. And in return, the
Chapter will pay for your advancement fee!
Give back to your profession:
Passive: Thank you for being an ACHE member.
You are showing a commitment to your professional association.
some of your time and talent to making our Chapter even stronger. There are
many opportunities, including spending a few hours a year helping with one of
our committees, mentoring a student/early careerist, contributing an article
for the newsletter, serving on a panel during one of our educational programs
or volunteering to serve on the board.
Please consider how you can attend, build, expand,
participate and/or contribute to KAHCE in 2015. How can you ENGAGE? Please call
me at (913) 669-8505 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you want to become actively engaged or have comments or questions for the