The Association of Independent Information Professionals Announces Topics for Complimentary Skill-Building Webinars Set for February 2014

Building members’ skills as information professionals and business owners is one of the values of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP). The association is hosting two free webinars in February geared toward building and growing a thriving information-based business.

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AIIP President Jocelyn Sheppard

"Our webinars are an extremely cost-effective way for our members to acquire new skills, learn about info-centric products and services, and build their businesses," says AIIP President, Jocelyn Sheppard.

Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014

The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP, http://www.aiip.org) announces two free webinars for February 2014. The webinars, which are part of the association's monthly skills-focused learning sessions on cutting-edge topics, are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 and Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Webinar topics include a preview of the AIIP Annual Conference and a session on identifying and leveraging transferrable career skills.

According to AIIP President Jocelyn Sheppard, "Our webinars are an extremely cost-effective way for our members to acquire new skills, learn about info-centric products and services, and build their businesses. The tremendous breadth and depth of knowledge shared by AIIP member and vendor partners presenters is a testament to the strength of the AIIP community—and the value of becoming an AIIP member."

While the webinars are free of charge for both members and non-members, prior registration is required. Details for the webinars follow.

"Chart Your Course in Charm City"

“Chart Your Course in Charm City: Why You Don’t Want to Miss Out …" will highlight what is in store for the 2014 AIIP Annual Conference and help attendees get the most out of their jam-packed days in Baltimore. The conference is open to AIIP members and non-members. To register for the conference, visit http://aiip.org/discover/conference.

Presented by AIIP members Linda Stacy and Peggy Garvin, along with AIIP President Jocelyn Sheppard, this hour-long webinar will begin at 11:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014. The presenters will preview the rich and engaging AIIP conference experience and highlight key program topics, such as:

  •     The social impact of the Internet
  •     Information literacy
  •     Data visualization and analysis
  •     Business-to-business marketing
  •     How technology and creativity are unbeatable
  •     Creating value and delivering impact to executives and the C-suite
  •     iOS tips and tricks for productivity

AIIP's annual conference will be held from Apr. 2 to 6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information about the conference, contact Linda Stacy, conference chair, at conference(at)aiip(dot)org.

To register for this webinar, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/160999326.

Leveraging Transferrable Skills

The second webinar, scheduled for 11:00 a.m., EST, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, is entitled “Identifying and Valuing Your Transferrable Skills: From Prospect Research to Competitive Intelligence."

In this webinar, Marge King will help prospect researchers identify which of their career skills are transferrable and how they may be the stepping stone to becoming an independent information professional, gaining more recognition and rewards from a current employer, or seeking new employment opportunities. Participants will learn to recognize relevant fundraising skills that are transferrable, to communicate these skills effectively, and to use them to broaden their own career paths.

King, a highly skilled fundraiser and researcher, is the founder/president of Pennsylvania-based InfoRich Group, Inc. (http://www.inforichgroup.com). She has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector and has been part of the executive management team for two internationally recognized nonprofit institutions. In addition to raising millions of dollars for her clients, she has broad experience raising capital support as well as developing and organizing nonprofit boards and advisory councils.

To register for this webinar, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/934217758.

About the AIIP Conference
AIIP's annual conference will be held from Apr. 2 to 6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland. The conference will include a variety of high-value learning opportunities for information professionals, including:

  •     Two days of dynamic speaker presentations.
  •     The Roger Summit Award lecture, featuring Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life project.
  •     Pre-conference workshops on Wed., Apr. 2.
  •     Free vendor training sessions on Apr. 3.
  •     Interactive roundtables and tips sessions.

For more information about registering for the conference, contact Linda Stacy, conference chair, at conference(at)aiip(dot)org. To learn more about or register for the conference, visit http://aiip.org/discover/conference.

About AIIP

The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP, http://www.AIIP.org) consists of more than 400 business owners from around the world whose firms provide research and consulting services across a wide variety of industries. Business research, competitive intelligence, market analysis, database development, training, and information management consulting are just a few of the areas in which AIIP members specialize. Some of the vertical industries AIIP members serve include scientific, medical, pharmaceutical, regulatory, information technology, education, financial services, manufacturing, nonprofits, and life sciences.

To serve its members, AIIP offers a Vendor Discount Program featuring more than 30 information industry partners and affiliates, hosts a members-only discussion forum, features cutting-edge articles and commentary in the Thought Center, provides a mentor program and other resources to info pros thinking about going independent, and publishes the quarterly "AIIP Connections."

For more information about AIIP, contact AIIP Headquarters, Baton Rouge, LA USA; +1 225.408.4400, email: office(at)aiip(dot)org.

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