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Join us May 14th for: Marketing Your IT Department 

~~ Please note the location change.  We will be meeting at the Crowne Plaza - Portland Convention Center ~~

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Do decision makers in your organization have a clear idea of the value and potential of IT?  Are you too busy solving problems to “sell” IT to your internal stakeholders?  Do you know how to reach out in ways they can understand?

Tom Cox will share the major steps of his process for creating a marketing message and how each step can be best adapted to carrying the right message about IT to the right audience, using the right language.  

Attendees will learn the way the mind unconsciously creates stories, how this affects IT in practice, and the conversations and listening they should use to best communicate their value to their stakeholders -- and hear the stakeholders' perspective clearly.

Tom is an engaging, lively speaker and will lead a rich multimedia program.  By the end of his session, you will have a better set of ideas and tools for getting your message across.


Tom Cox
Management Consultant, Entrepreneur
Principal, Cox Business Consulting


Tom Cox is a consultant, author and speaker who coaches CEOs and business owners on how to get better results through more effective leadership. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Tom earned his four-year degree in psychology in just three years, with honors. Tom believes that Eudaimonism, the philosophy of human thriving, is humanity’s best hope for creating engaged and productive workplaces.


 ~~ Please note the location change.  We will be meeting at the Crowne Plaza - Portland Convention Center ~~


Meeting Sponsored By:  

Regional Leadership Forum

Learn more about RLF

SIM's Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) is an intensive, ten-month leadership development program focused on creating authentic leaders. Since 1992 over 3500 graduates and more than 300 sponsors have found RLF the key to developing leadership effectiveness.

We are now actively recruiting for the class of 2013. We encourage you to take advantage of the early bird pricing, which ends Nov. 30, 2012. 

 

Register on SIM National's site

 

Watch the following 3-minute YouTube RLF video and you will hear, RLF is a life changing experience!

Your facilitator team is Bob Rouse and Ed Trainor, giving you a strong combination of practitioner and academic with tons of leadership experience.

To give you greater insight into RLF, we are hosting a Virtual Taste of RLF :
For more information contact:
sbrilling@frontier.com
425-891-7875

Current plans have the 2013 dates/locations as follows:
Schedule:
  • March 12-13, 2013, Seattle
  • April 23-24, 2013, Portland
  • June 11-12, 2013, Seattle
  • July 23-24, 2013, Portland
  • September 3-4, 2013, Seattle
  • October 15-16, 2013, Portland
 

RLF Fees

Who Before
Dec.1, 2012
After
Nov.30, 2012
SIM Member $7,750 $8,250
Non-SIM Member $8,350 $8,850
All prices include admission to SIMposium 2013 in Boston.
An additional $995 value.

Hear why Brian Irvine, Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Unitus Community Credit Union, values RLF

 

We Asked for Your Support . . . And You Responded!

In partnership with the Business Education Compact, 63 SIM-PDX representatives teamed with our scholarship recipients and other students from OSU, OIT, UofP, and WSU-Vancouver to present information about IT careers to 2,744 middle and high school students in 82 classes. Many thanks to our volunteers and, in particular, to Pradeep Kumar for championing this worthwhile program on behalf of the Chapter. 

 

Your 2013-2014 Board Members

 

President: David Kaplin

Past President: John Pierce

Secretary: Bud Borja

Treasurer: Bill Malone

Assistant Treasurer: Wilfred Wu

Education Director: Pradeep Kumar

Events Director: Lisa Harper

Marketing Director: Dana Jiacoletti

Membership Director: Mark Wehrmeister

Program Director: Marc Hallquist