New Conference Dates
The Central Section hopes that everyone is healthy and safe over the past couple of months during this trying time . With that said we have rescheduled our postponed March 2020 annual conference to a new date the week of October 25th to 30th 2020 at the Holiday Inn at 8787 Reeder Street, Overland Park. KS 66214 again.
All previous class reservation payments will be honored from the March conference. We will also be taking new reservations for classes soon through our website at https://www.centralsectionimsa.org/. Plus all of our previous Wednesday conference meeting sign ups with KAUTC will be honored as well.
If you have reserved a room there you will need to reserve another room again. The room block name is Central Section IMSA. You can call 913-888-8440 or visit the link below to make reservations.
If you have any questions feel free to contact John Hightower at 913 327 6670 or email at email@example.com
You can contact any Central Section Board member as well or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
IMSA Members and Certification Holders -
Effective Friday, March 20, some IMSA staff may move to remote operations as a result of COVID-19. We want to protect the health of our staff and support efforts to minimize the impact of the virus through social distancing.
Recently we implemented IT changes and upgrades that have given us the opportunity to put software and processes in place to enable virtual operations. To ensure that we can continue to serve our members over an extended period, we have spent the last week readying ourselves to move to partial remote operations. Our goal is to maintain “business as usual,” recognizing that the current situation is anything but “usual.”
We intend to continue to provide certification manuals and programs, access to online and staff resources for renewal and CEC credits, and fulfill our associations mission. We remain ready to assist you and answer your questions. Here is a link to our staff directory should you need to contact us.
Planning for our Annual Forum and Expo continues and at this time we hope to be able to proceed as planned in July. Please know this is a very fluid situation and we will keep you updated on any changes to this plan. We have been supporting our Section leadership who are faced with difficult decisions regarding their upcoming meetings. Should you run into a critical need at this time your best contact is your local IMSA Section President or Certification Chair. Section Websites
Considering the numerous postponed conferences and opportunities for IMSA continuing education, The IMSA Board of Directors is granting a six-month extension to all IMSA certifications set to expire in March, April, May and June of 2020. Your online printable certification should reflect this sometime next week. In addition, we will be working closely with our Sustaining membership to make online resources available for CEC hours in various disciplines. Stay tuned for that update when we have it available.
This is a challenging time for all of us. While we are advised to distance ourselves from one another to “flatten the peak,” we also have the opportunity to come together virtually and support one another as we work through this challenge. If we can help, don’t hesitate to ask.
Wishing you good health,
Toby Cummings, CAE
Executive Director - IMSA