[caption id="" align="alignright" width="175"] Frank Pisciotta, MPA, CSC
The program is complete for the 2014 Annual Conference and it is a good one. The annual IAPSC conference helps consultants build their practices with training and networking opportunities that focus on the following:
- Building Your Business – Practical tips that can help you increase your revenues by double-digit percentages. It is impossible not to take away two to three tips that you can immediately put into practice. I can report that in the 2007 conference, I learned about, and applied, one marketing tip that has resulted in almost $500,000 dollars in increased firm revenue.
- Practice Management – Scaling up your practice and effective teaming strategies will be one of many key programs that you can use to build and manage your practice. In another session, technology solutions to build your practice will be covered.
- Consulting Centers of Excellence – Training programs and presentations cater to an array of consulting centers of excellence such as Security Management (generalists), Forensic (expert witnessing) and technical (security design). For years the IAPSC has been the leader in training independent security consultants at ASIS International’s annual meeting. Round table discussions will provide one-on-one time with subject matter experts in each consulting center of excellence.
Register today for the IAPSC annual conference. New Orleans is a busy place this year and you will want to ensure your airfare and hotel are secured soon with only six weeks left until the big event.
The web site is undergone additional revisions and a recent security assessment. We expect that this tool is going to help drive business to our members who have updated their profiles and are keeping data up to date. If you have not updated your profile recently, please do so as you are only helping potential clients to find you through the IAPSC search engine.
Members, please also look for and respond to the email regarding the IAPSC Board Election and Bylaws proxy vote. This information is also available in the Members Library. The fuel of the IAPSC is volunteerism and I would like to acknowledge the hard work or the following members in recent special IAPSC projects:
- Ken Wheatley for his work in the second round of renovations to the Association’s website. Thanks Ken for a job well done.
- Rich Grassie for his work in pulling together the upcoming ISC West Successful Security Consulting Program which will be delivered next week.
- Alan Brockbank for his tireless work in seeking a new and improved group liability insurance rate for the Association.
- Dutch Forstater for helping to pull together the technical sessions for the upcoming annual conference.
- Jim Kelton for heading up a finance committee to ensure the Association achieves a balanced budget in 2014 and 2015 and validates that all of the expenses of the IAPSC are directed to maximizing member benefits.
In closing as the IAPSC gets ready to celebrate our 30th anniversary in New Orleans, I want to say that I am proud to lead this group of security professionals and look forward to seeing many of you in New Orleans in a few weeks.