NAMIC VA is headed to Williamsburg, VA for the 53rd annual meeting of telecommunications professionals, now called the Virginia Cable Summit! We are excited to partner with the VCTA to bring an exciting line-up of speakers and numerous networking opportunities including the NAMIC Virginia Diversity Panel at 2pm and Diversity Reception 5pm on Monday, April 29th.
On March 20th, workshop attendees took their career to the next level by joining us at NAMIC Virginia’s signature event LEVEL UP! At this full day interactive workshop, attendees learned to structure their approach to strategic challenges by learning how to think, plan and act strategically from an expert panel of career strategist from our Premier Partner, Cox Communications!!
The NAMIC Virginia Chapter embraces diversity and success by sharing real world topics to broaden our perspectives in the communications industry.
The 4 most important future skills needed for leaders
- Inspiring Commitment
- Leading Employees
- Thinking Strategically
- Change Management
Action steps that lead to a winning strategy
- Know the goal
- Ask the right questions
- Be curious – get to the first layer, second layer, …
- Listen, listen, listen
- Know your stakeholders
- Be a story teller
Systematic approach to problem solving, you must…
- Clarify the Problem
- Brainstorm Ideas
- Evaluate Hypotheses
- Execute Solutions
A successful strategy requires Diverse Perspectives!!
“Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it’s about deliberately choosing to be different.” -Michael Porter, Harvard Business School
Feel free to review our slideshow of images from the event below!!
In Part One of our 3-Part Series around Leadership Integrity Raquelle Zuzarte, Founder of EQUITY: Project for All, illustrated key principles, behaviors, and real life examples that drive Integrity Leadership. She provided practical tools to apply these Integrity Leadership principles to every day life on the job and in our personal lives.
Stay Tuned for the remaining session coming in June and September!
Integrity Leadership: Diversity & Inclusion (Part 2) – June 5, 2019
Integrity Leadership: Business Growth (Part 3) – September 18, 2019
‘TIS THE SEASON
Fun was had by all as NAMIC VA members took the time to celebrate season with an evening of giveaways, networking, food, and tons of holiday cheer! On top of dynamic networking at the beautiful Noah’s of Chesapeake, attendees won an array of exciting prizes including holiday gifts, Amazon and Visa Gift Cards and an Toshiba 32-inch Amazon HD LED Smart TV with Alexa!! Check out the event picture below!!
The 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference was an amazing experience for the NAMIC Virginia Team! It’s been a long journey from our May 2017 incorporation but the results are more than worth it! NAMIC VA – Chapter of the Year has a very nice ring to it! Our committees and their leaders are the foundation to everything we do! In addition to the Chapter of the Year honor we are pleased to congratulate our Marketing Chair, Ashley Veal, our Programming Logistics Chair, Jessica Jones and their teams for their time and effort in 2017! The hard work of these amazing teams are the reason @namic_va took home the Marketing Excellence and Event Management Awards for our 2017 performance!
To see more picture from the event, click HERE.
Learn while you lunch!! Unconscious bias can be more prevalent than we realize and it can also be more difficult to free workplaces of. If left unchecked, unconscious bias can thrive in hiring, promotions, and in feedback. Learn more about this very intriguing and timely topic at our upcoming webinar on November 13th!!
Chapter Treasurer: As a member of the NAMIC Board, the Treasurer is responsible for accounting and maintaining other financial records, overseeing the reporting and revenue generating areas for the chapter. The Treasurer partners with the Chapter President to implement the annual budget and strategic plan. Additionally, the Treasurer provides written monthly financial report in preparation for regular Chapter Board meetings and files year-end financial reporting, budget and financial summary with NAMIC National. The Treasurer will perform other financially related duties as needed and/or assigned. The ideal candidate will have experience or interest in the areas of finance, accounting and/or business operations.
Membership Chair: This NAMIC leader is responsible for developing and executing the Chapter’s recruiting strategy by leading bi-weekly progress meetings with the membership team and serving as a member of the Chapter leadership team which includes meeting with the NAMIC Virginia Board and other Chapter chairs on a bi-weekly basis. The ideal candidate would have a talent for networking and storytelling that would be utilized in merchandising the NAMIC vision to potential members to persuade them to join our dynamic organization.
Sponsorship Team Member: This committee member would be a part of our NAMIC Virginia Sponsorship Team and would be responsible for executing the process of raising funds for NAMIC Virginia through solicitation of corporate sponsors. Committee members are asked to help identify potential sponsoring companies and are required to follow-up with sponsors regarding their sponsorship benefits. Committee members are also asked to help plan, implement and volunteer for chapter fundraising activities such as dining for dollars programs, silent auctions and raffles. The ideal candidate for this committee should be energetic, highly motivated and demonstrate a willingness to present sponsorship information to potential sponsors via phone call, email or face-to-face visits and strive to close the deal.
Marketing Team Member: This committee member would be a part of our NAMIC Virginia Marketing Team and would be responsible for collaborating with other members on social media strategy, member communications and chapter event marketing. The ideal candidate for this committee would have a talent in photography and videography that would be utilized for the branding of our chapters events.
On May 31st, NAMIC Virginia members and their colleagues recounted the chapter’s journey to incorporation and action packed first year while enjoying giveaways from our sponsors, refreshments and great networking! The chapter also had the pleasure of hearing from special guest, James C. Jones, Senior Vice President of Education and Diversity Solutions with NAMIC National and Joiava Philpott, NAMIC National Board member and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs with Cox Communications. NAMIC Virginia has had an amazing first year and the celebration of our one year anniversary was just as amazing! Thank you to Regent University for providing a wonderful space for this milestone event!
Check out pictures from the event below!
Sponsored by: Cox Communications, HBO, Showtime and Regent University!
On April 30th, our partners at SunTrust Bank helped members invest in your financial future! During the “Retirement – Planning for a Life Well Spent” presentation participants were able to assess whether they are on track to reach your savings goals, begin planning for retirement, and learn about he challenges retirees face when they aren’t prepared.
Check out pictures from the event below!
Help us raise money with Yankee Candle Fundraisers!
Yankee Candle® Fundraising will give NAMIC Virginia supporters a product that they recognize, trust and will be proud to give as a gift or a treat for themselves. The products are priced comparable to the retail stores and NAMIC Virginia earns 40% profit. The NAMIC Virginia Chapter is requesting that interested members please sign up for a seller account following the instruction below at: https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/
- Click on “Seller Login”
- On the “Sign up to be a Seller” section enter Group Number 999979883 and your date of birth
- Hit “Submit”
- Enter Name and email address
- Enter contact settings
- Hit “Submit”
- Complete confirmation by clicking on the email you receive from Yankee Candle
- Sign back into the portal to send family and friends the link to our shopping page via email or social media.
You can also make an individual purchase using the Group Number 999979883.
Thanks in advance for your participation!