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Reports from the Region VII Directors


Education Director - Mindy Menke

A Year in Review

As I look back on my first year as Regional Education Director, it was one of learning. I had the pleasure of working together as part of the Region 7 team, and with Rebecca and the Regional Education Directors from other Regions.

Rebecca held monthly meetings with the Regional Directors where we discussed new classes coming out, information needed for upcoming Regional Conferences and what was going on in the various regions. I encourage you to all check out the IAIP website’s education section for a full list of the CLP, I Can Series classes and monthly webinars that are available to us all. They also have a new feature this year on the site called “Spotlight on Education” that showcases a different new or current course each quarter.

Throughout the year I also kept in contact with the Valley of the Sun Insurance Professionals regarding the education for the Region 7 Conference.  They provided attendees with a lot of educational opportunities this year, including several CLP courses as well as some CE and non-CE courses. Thank you Valley of the Sun for all of your hard work.

I also had the opportunity to provide a new member with some education information she was wanting.

Next up will be to attend the International Convention this June in St. Louis. There will be three learning tracks:  Industry Trends. Certified Leadership Professional and Association Leadership as well as the new Community Café items related to networking and personal development. It promises to be a great convention and I hope you will all plan to attend.

During the next year of my term I hope that you will contact me if I can be of any assistance to you and your association.

In Fellowship,

Mindy Menke, AAM, AIM, CPIW


Membership Director - Sandy Joslin

Region VII Membership News and Updates

I have the honor of serving as Region VII Membership Director and in doing so it has shown me what dedication our IAIP Team has in making our Association stronger and reaching across all territories to increase our membership.  The Goal is to increase new members by 12% annually. 

At Regionals this year I took the Employee Engagement CLP Course and it struck me that we could be using some of those tips.

  • Do you know who your members are? Are you spending time to get to know what they like, is it community service, education or personal growth?
  • Have you thought about checking in with your new members within 60 days and ask them what they think about the chapter and organization?
  • Can you recognize signs of diminishing engagement? 
  • Give your members Attention!  Make sure they aren’t sitting there, what about the ones that stop showing up for meetings?

That’s just a few things we could be doing to check the pulse of our chapters.

Below are just a few more items that could be of use to you.

  • Is your chapter actively having Membership Drives? 
  • Membership Engagement: Encourage use of the website for individuals to manage their membership. Implement resources to empower the self-service utilization of IAIP website including “how to” videos and step-by-step guides for joining, renewing, navigating the website.
  • Are you sharing/retweeting National and Twitter post?
  • Have you reviewed the Membership Pathway Flier?  


In closing my ask of you is for you to let me know what I can do for you, my passion and care for this organization has no boundaries, as I see it I have my family which is home/work and IAIP. 

Respectfully Submitted
Sandy Joslin
Region VII Membership Director