February 2014 - President's Message

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Hi Everyone, 

The New Year is off and running and there are a lot of things happening in the Chapter. Last month we got a chance to hear about negotiations during construction. Our speaker Jonathan Sweet discussed arbitration, mediation, putting yourself in the other persons shoes, and the art of good negotiating. 

As I mentioned, there are is a lot going on in the Chapter that I wanted to let you know about. 
  • It is that time again to fill the positions on the Board for the upcoming year. The Nominations Committee will be reaching out to find willing Chapter Members volunteers. If you are interested in being more active in the Chapter, please let Rietta know so she can fill you in on all the opportunities the Chapter has for leadership. Stay tuned for more information about the open positions.
  • The West Region elections will be on the ballot from Institute coming out in February. Be on the lookout for more information and the ballot in your inbox. 
  • The CDT exams are coming up in the spring and there are several opportunities for study sessions offered by local Chapters and the Institute.
  • The West Region Conference is in Hawaii in April and there is still plenty of time to register.

I hope to see you all at the future meetings.


Julie Barrett
Chapter President, Santa Clara Valley, CSI

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