Participants in the NetIP National Conference in Houston last week, came from around the nation, and wel- comed Denver as its newest of 24 chapters. (NetIP photo)
HOUSTON (March 20, 2013) — The NetIP North America Board of Directors has approved an NetIP Denver charter at its 2013 Officers’ Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas. The international organization for Indian professionals now has 24 chapters nationwide.
Starting early fall of 2012, NetIP Denver has went through a vigorous process of filing for incorporation and tax-exempt status, preparing bylaws, preparing and presenting an in-depth business plan to the NetIP North America Executive Team for approval.
The founding team of Akshay Bandiwdekar, Prabhat Mulchandani, Divya Rangarajan, Charul Mehtalia, and Mohit Chhabra of Denver, Colorado, presented a request for charter status to the board at the national conference in March, with a presentation that included a market survey of the Denver region outlining potential for membership and growth.
The NetIP North America Executive Team will continue to work with NetIP Denver to efficiently launch them forward and provide a successful start to this latest chapter. In the coming months, NetIP Denver will throw their launch event and start promoting the NetIP Denver brand in their community.
NetIP held its annual Officer’s Leadership Conference in March with more than 50 chapter officers from around North America gathering in Houston. They shared best practices, lessons learned, and collaborate for future initiatives.
The conference is a platform in which NetIP North America invests in its leaders to engage in activities that empower each individual to provide an even greater impact when returning to their local communities.
The weekend began with a networking reception and welcome from NetIP North America President Ritu Singh, and members of the host Houston chapter. The weekend was filled with presentations from the North America executive team, covering topics relating to managing budgets, increasing social media presence, engaging local communities, and motivating local chapter boards.
A round robin panel discussion included chapter leaders who shared strategies and events they used to make 2012 a successful year. Many officers commented that this portion of the weekend was extremely valuable as they were able to get ideas that could be implemented immediately after returning to their respective cities.
Another conference highlight was a presentation by Sameen Piracha, who spoke to the group about an upcoming Smithsonian exhibition entitled “Beyond Bollywood” that will feature the story of South Asians in America. The NetIP group was excited and proud to work with the Smithsonian team to help get the story of Indian Americans out for the world to see and hear.
NetIP’s leadership retreat was grateful to be sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA representatives spoke to the group about leadership qualities and the importance of understanding colleagues and their personalities in order to thrive and successfully achieve mission goals.
The next NetIP conference will be held on in San Francisco over the Labor Day weekend in September. Information about the conference and discounted advance tickets are available through the conference homepage at http://www.sfba2013.netipconference.org/.