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1 AHRMM Chapters: Strengthening Your Local Chapter

2 Your tour guides for this afternoon’s journey: Ray Moore System Contract Manager, PeaceHealth Marc Sager Logistics Manager, TEAM Integrated Engineering Mike Johnson Research Fellow, LMI Govt Consulting Kathi Pressley Director of Materials Management, Olympic Medical Center

3  Address benefits and importance of local chapters Session Objectives

4  Address benefits and importance of local chapters  Better understand how to achieve sustainable chapter health and growth -Even how to start a new chapter Session Objectives

5  Address benefits and importance of local chapters  Better understand how to achieve sustainable chapter health and growth  Provide resources to support success  Like the disk being handed out Session Objectives

6 Disk contains collections of AHRMM chapter –Bylaws (12) –Agendas and Flyers (20) –Logos (15) –Membership Applications (16) –Newsletters (10) –Registration Forms (17) –Websites (20)

7 Disk contains collections of AHRMM chapter: –Bylaws (12) –Agendas & Flyers (20) –Logos (15) –Membership Applications (16) –Newsletters (10) –Registration Forms (17) –Websites (20) –Copy of AHRMM’s new Chapter Handbook –Link to AHRMM’s new Chapter Leader Resource Center –Copy of this presentation

8 Two interactive formats during this session 1.Roundtable Exercises 2.Open Discussions –Including the last 30 minutes reserved to share successes and specific issues individual chapters are experiencing

9 Key thoughts, issues, and/or solutions identified during this session will be added to AHRMM’s new online Chapter Leader Resource Center.

10 Chapters How are we alike? How are we unique? Open Discussion

11 Chapters How are we alike? How are we unique? –Similarities –Professional development –Education –Differences –Monthly vs. annual meetings –Elected vs. appointed officers –Board meeting frequency Open Discussion

12 Find the number written on the back of your disc Exercise

13 Find the number written on the back of your disc –Tables are numbered 1 through 6 –Move to the table that corresponds with the number on your disc Exercise

14 What’s the most important benefit, service, or value a local chapter can provide? Roundtable #1

15 Examples of Topics and Categories: –CMRP Preparation –Finance –Legal –Legislative –Operations –Supply Chain Data Standards (Observed across multiple chapters) Educational Programming

16 Educational Programs Regional Networking Scholarships News Job postings Others Member Services and Resources

17 Why local chapters? –Strengths and weakness (local/regional vs. national) Open Discussion

18 Why local chapters? –Strengths and weakness (local/regional vs. national) –Local chapters can be more nimble Able to respond to change more quickly with a smaller memberships –Tend to attract folks who can’t travel great distances –Regional or local networks of professionals National network has its strengths, but a local network has it’s own as well (local resources, disaster relief, etc.) Open Discussion

19 AHRMM Affiliation Benefits Standard Benefits of AHRMM Affiliation include, but are not limited to: Chapter promotion in AHRMM new member kit Chapter promotion on with link to chapter’s website Chapter news posted monthly on the “Chapter News” page of the AHRMM website and announced in the Weekly eNews Access to create and moderate a chapter specific ListServ to communicate with members Access to webinar services to assist in hosting webinars Chapter education programs such as CMRP Overview Session Access to the AHRMM Online Speakers Bureau Discounted administrative fee for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Chapter Affiliation Emblem to be used for website, print, and marketing purposes Additional benefits available for Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels of affiliation

20 AHRMM CHAPTER AFFILIATION Involvement, Benefits & Leadership Roles SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONALS Professional Growth Chapter Membership Growth & Value Programs

21 Chapters are affiliated but not legal subsidiaries –Unlike ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives) whose “local” chapters are part of national organization –Since AHRMM and the chapters do not have a legal relationship chapters can not use the AHRMM logo to endorse chapter programs, events, products, or services AHRMM can assist new or affiliated chapters by –Sending blasts to AHRMM members in the appropriate state or region (Available for new chapters and Gold Affiliates) –Discounted membership mailing labels in appropriate state or region –Chapter Leader Resource Center on the AHRMM website Legal Relationship with National AHRMM

22 What can be done to ensure a chapter’s efforts are sustainable? Roundtable #2

23 Infrastructure is KEY! –Supports long-term sustainability and leaves a legacy for future Board members to benefit from

24 Infrastructure can include: –Organizational Identity –Documentation –Branding –Succession Planning –Chapter Funding

25 Organizational Identity –What is your chapter’s purpose? Mission, Vision, Values, Strategic Goals?

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27 Documentation –Bylaws –Strategy Map –Conference Planning Timeline –Website –Historian Examples are included in disk provided

28 Sample Strategy Map

29 Branding –A consistent identity is critical in marketing a chapter –Visuals include Logo Colors (pantone #s) Fonts (serif or sans-serif compatible) Layouts

30 Succession Planning –Shadowing –Mentoring –“Farm Team” concept –Task appointments –Strengths Builder

31 Chapter Funding –Membership Dues –Corporate Sponsorship –Vendor Fairs –Golf Tournaments –Other

32 Chapter Funding –Membership Dues –Vendor Fairs –Golf Tournaments –Other Several chapter now utilize online payments –PayPal, Acteva, others

33 Chapter Leader Resource Center –Launched on AHRMM’s website in July –New and relevant topics and issues identified during this session will be added to site index.jsp Tools and Resources

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38 Coordination with established chapters Maintain contact with attendees (sign-in sheet) Handout CD collection of samples from your peer chapters. AHRMM Listserv Use for multi-chapter networking! LinkedIn? Others? Catherine Carruth, AHRMM Chapter Relations Specialist (312) , Ric Goodhue, Chair, Chapter Relations Committee (704) , Tools and Resources

39 What have we missed? Specific issues your chapter is experiencing? Successes? Open Forum

40 Thank You!


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