Free Webinars Offer Tips for Chapter Members
On Tuesday, October 21, we will discuss the new chapter guidelines starting in January 2015 during the free 60-minute webinar, "New Chapter Guidelines for 2015."
This webinar is exclusively for chapter officers, future chapter officers, chapter board members, and anyone in a leadership role with a chapter. We will review the three main updates, as discussed during the Board of Advisor teleconferences in September, and how chapters can prepare for these updates.
Our guest speakers will be the APA's Board of Advisors and Elizabeth Herrera, APA's Chapter Relations Manager.
The next webinar, "Free Paperless Marketing for Your Chapter," will show you how to grow your chapter by using free e-marketing tools and social media. On Friday, November 21, learn the value of effective emails, how to utilize social media sites, and how to easily update the look of your chapter website.
Our guest speakers will be Dan Dycus, CPP, Senior Manager, Accounting at Intelsat. He is also on the APA's Board of Advisors for Region 6 and the Webmaster for the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter.
Take advantage of the free webinar, exclusively for current or future local chapter officers -- register today!
For more information or questions on these free Chapter Leadership webinars, contact Chapter Relations.
Please note no RCHs will be awarded for these webinars.
Chapter President ProfileBy Caren Bennett
Ventura County Chapter
For Steven Cleland, serving as chapter President of the Ventura County APA Chapter is an excellent way to network and stay involved in his local payroll community. As President, he seeks out relevant speakers for chapter meetings. He also works to keep local payroll professionals interested in the chapter by providing informative monthly meetings with timely updates affecting the payroll field.
"The best advice I can give to any payroll professional is to stay current," Cleland says.
Since becoming chapter President, Cleland has overseen many changes.
"When I started as President, we had a whole new board," he explains.
Cleland also secured a new location for holding chapter meetings.
"We are still in business and going strong!" he says.
His goals for the chapter include growing the membership. Along with the chapter's Director of Membership, he works to reach out to payroll professionals in their area.
"Welcoming new members is the most enjoyable part of being chapter President," Cleland says.
Along with his duties as chapter President, Cleland also keeps busy with his job as a Payroll Manager.
"We recently moved our payroll department 450 miles away to a new city and underwent a payroll conversion," he explains.