Attend the Next NTBC Program Meeting!

6:00 - 6:30 pm: Check In/Networking/Order Dinner
6:30 - 6:45 pm: Announcements/Business
6:45 - 7:30 pm: Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Program
8:30 pm - Conclusion

Next Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014


The Capital Grille
800 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Join us for our Final Chapter Meeting!

October's meeting is FREE and includes the meal and beverages (non-alcoholic), but you MUST RSVP by Friday, October 17th as Seating is limited. Get your RSVP in early!
Use the link below to make your reservation.

I Dare You:  The Pathway to Personal and Professional Mastery

Guest Speaker: Greg Duckworth

It is our choice, not chance, that determines our destiny.  Success is never an accident. 
All of us are born with a purpose.  All of us have something that we are supposed to do.  All of us have a responsibility to live our out the greatness that is inside of us. In this fast-paced, results-oriented education session, career and personal development expert, Greg Duckworth, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your personal and professional life.  Seen as a global thought leader, Greg's insights into business and employment trends has been helping both individuals and corporations like Capgemini, Microsoft, AT&T, Eastman Kodak and many others unlock their untapped potential.
In this presentation entitled “I Dare You:  The Pathway to Personal and Professional Mastery”, Greg shares education and inspiration in the following key areas:
·         Who Are You?  How Your Habits Define Your Potential
·         Establish yourself as a Rock Star in your Job and "GROW" your personal brand
·         Develop resumes or reviews that get you noticed
·         Mastering the use of LinkedIn
·         The 5 Secret Skills of Career Ninjas
Greg Duckworth has spent two decades teaching people how to flip their thinking and find opportunity where others cannot. After a successful career with such notable companies as AT&T, Eastman Kodak, Microsoft, Capgemini and others, Greg has come to believe that the opportunity for mind-blowing success is all around us. The problem, he says, is that we get conditioned by our experience, blinded by our business models and conned by the popular media to believe our success is a product of uncontrollable conditions.
One Recertification Point Pending.

The Simple Dollar Employment Guide

The personal finance website The Simple Dollar recently published a free online employment guide that has a lot to offer IAAP members who find themselves back in the job market. The Employment Guide is designed to provide readers with a thorough roadmap of the job-search process, from the initial self-assessment and goal-setting stage to the application and interview phase and beyond. The guide offers a wealth of information, insight, and expert advice in a concise, easy-to-digest format designed for both experienced professionals and first-time job hunters alike. This guide would be especially useful when used in combination with the IAAP’s own online Job Board.

This guide was created with a close eye on the technological realities of today’s job market. In addition to explaining the key job-search methods and tools people have been using to great effect for years, it also informs readers about the online tools that have become so critical to job hunting today. The “Prepare Your Personal Brand” section of the guide is a great example of how it provides readers with the information they need to be successful in today’s job market.

Check it out here:  

The Simple Dollar Employment Guide.

NTBC Community Service Project

Raising Awareness in our Community

NTBC proudly supports the Battered Women's Foundation (BWF) to fight the growing problem of domestic violence in our community.  Click here to learn more about this and other NTBC community service activities.

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T-L Division Calendar

The T-L Division Calendar for 2013-2014 will be posted soon. It will be posted under the "Meeting/Events" and "Chapter Tool-Kit" Tabs. This is a great resource for keeping up with upcoming events and deadlines.

Chapter Tool-Kit (Important Documents)

Looking for the BINGO card, President's Award criteria, and other valuable documents for the year? Visit the Chapter Tool-Kit tab to find these and other documents to help make this year a success!

Chapter Website Assistance Available!

Does your Chapter need assistance with your website (on the Web Community)? Maybe learning to add a link, developing a page or just making it easier to navigate. The Division is proud to offer Website Assistance to our Chapters. Click below, fill in the form and we will contact you.

IAAP News & Information

Move to Computer-based CAP/OM Testing

IAAP CAP Certification Exam and OM Specialty Exam – Move to Computer-based Testing

One of the initiatives of our Strategic Plan 2013-2018 is to move our IAAP CAP certification exam and OM specialty exam from paper and pencil testing to computer-based testing. We are excited to announce the final plans to meet that initiative!

Starting in March 2015, the IAAP CAP certification and OM specialty exams will become available through computer-based testing. Candidates will apply for the exam through IAAP and then schedule a testing time through Pearson Vue. Pearson Vue is a company with secure testing centers and a consistent delivery system with testing locations throughout North America and select international locations.

Updated Revitalization Timeline

View the updated timeline for the revitalization of IAAP.

Action>Direction, EFAM 2014

The Action>Direction from the EFAM 2014 board of directors meetings is now available.

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