2018 HEALTHCON Local Chapter Leadership Session – Recap

On Saturday, April 7, 2018 the local chapter team held their annual leadership session for local chapter officers. This session is always held the Saturday evening prior to the opening session of HEALTHCON. We had close to 100 officers from all over the country and enjoyed our time with each of them. Here are some of the highlights:

  • “Officer Jeopardy,” emceed by AAPC’s very own, Dave Blackmer, dressed as Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. Officers demonstrated just how smart they are and that they do read and know what is in the local chapter handbook! Kudos to everyone who participated and a BIG thank you to Dave for making it a memorable event!
  • Leadership Session: Marti Johnson, the director of AAPC Local Chapter Department gave a warm welcome and introduced the current AAPCCA Board of Directors. She also shared some insight with the officers concerning virtual meetings as something on the horizon for chapters to hold as one of their six required meetings a year. More details are shared in this newsletter.
  • Local Chapter Team, as well as the AAPCCA Board of Directors instructed the officers within mini break-out sessions. The topics covered were:
  • Financials, May MAYnia and New Protocols initiated
  • Proctoring and Exam Issues
  • Local Chapter Handbook and Officer Responsibilities
  • Elections and Professionalism
  • Officers broke out into specific officer position groups, giving each group the opportunity to go over any concerns, issues and meeting highlights that are making a difference in their chapter.
  • Open discussion on chapter successes. Officers shared their chapter successes and ideas. A great networking session!

The local chapter team and the current AAPCCA board, along with the new 2018-2019 board members, held an informal officer’s and members open house on Monday evening. We want to thank everyone that attended. We enjoyed spending time discussing your local chapter and getting to know you, one on one.
The local chapter team had a booth this year in the exhibit hall. It was one of the highlights of conference this year. We were able to meet and talk with many officers and members concerning our local chapters. We appreciated each officer and member that stopped and filled out our survey. Your comments have been invaluable and will further direct us concerning the success of our local chapters.
Networking is described in the dictionary as “interacting with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one’s career.”  Make sure you are setting aside some time to network at your chapter events!

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