You're invited to join us for the next
A.N. Palmer Chapter Meeting

July 17, 2014 

"Expanding Your Vision:
Seeing New Things in New Ways"

Presented by: Sandy Parsons, CAP - OM

Expanding Your Vision: Seeing New Things in New Ways – Admins must start seeing the big picture and thinking in terms of innovative solutions – here’s how to start the process

Traditionally, admins have focused on the details and often worked in isolation of corporate goals and strategies. Today, admins must not only understand the “big picture,” but they must become part of it by helping organizations fulfill their missions and remain competitive.

In order to do this, admins must be able to offer creative ideas and innovative solutions to existing problems. They must think strategically, solve problems and made strong decisions.

In this session, you will examine the skills and strategies needed to see new things in new ways!

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

Understand the importance of creativity

  • Identify the two phases of idea development
  • Apply creative thinking techniques
  • Recognize how to change problems into opportunities
  • Weigh the risk of implementing new ideas


The July meeting has been moved from Thomas Park to
Mercy Medical Center Hallagan Education Conference Center
due to flood clean-up.


5:15 PM – Networking & Registration
6:00 PM – Dinner & Business Meeting
6:45 PM – Program

Mercy Medical Center
Hallagan Education Center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa  52403

Member Meeting Cost: Free
Non-Member Meeting Cost: Free


Fried Chicken, Party Potatoes, please bring a dish to share, Drinks will be provided.

If you are a Standing Yes or Standing No, you do not need to respond.  All others should RSVP to CRIAAPRSVP@aol.com or call Christi Chapman at (319) 398-6143.  RSVPs are due by Monday, July 14, 2014, at 5:00 PM. 
If you have special dietary restrictions, please indicate this with your RSVP.

Reservations are requested for IAAP chapter meetings in order for our caterer to prepare the proper number of meals. The cost for these meetings is free for member, first time non-members free.   Reservations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the meeting.  No-shows will be billed $16.00 unless they cancel by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the meeting.

Upcoming Programs:
August:            Getting to the Heart of the Matter presented by Cindy Klein, CAP-OM
September:     Taking Care of Me presented by Collen Holmes
October:         Color's  presented by Pat Bayles
November:     Event Planning presented by Shaun Clasen
December:    TBD