The BFMA Education Foundation created the Norman Chilton Trustee’s Excellence in Education Award to honor the BFMA Chapter that has provided top quality education opportunities for form systems professionals during the year.
Named after one of BFMA’s top educators, the Norm Chilton Award gives chapters the opportunity to gain recognition for time and effort they put into creating top-notch educational programs for their members.
How to Participate
To nominate your chapter for the award, you will need to assemble the following materials:
- A brief program summary of all education events and opportunities conducted or sponsored by the Chapter from the previous May to the time of submission.
- Supporting materials deemed appropriate to assist the Foundation trustees in evaluating the significance of each event of opportunity.
Submit these materials to BFMA headquarters electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once submissions are received, headquarters will distribute them to the Education Foundation Trustees for voting and selection of the winning chapter. Only BFMA chapters in good standing are eligible to receive the award.
Deadline for Submissions
Submissions must be received by May 1st in order to be considered.
Recognizing Excellence in Education
The winning chapter will be announced at Symposium. The winner will also be recognized on this web site and in the inFOCUS newsletter.
2010 Award Recipients
Northwest Washington Chapter
Chapter programs were held that included networking and dinner, followed by a 1½ hour presentation and discussion.
Color Management 101
Presented by Glenn Blue, OlympusPress, and Mike Presley, WorkflowOne
The Art of Proofreading Forms: it's more than just editing marks
Presented by Bill Hill, CFSP, CFC
Leveraging Microsoft SharePoint and InfoPath for Forms Management
Presented by Lance Baldwin, Hitachi Consulting
Moving Forms from Paper to the Web
Presented by Suzanne Boyd and Dana Botka
BFMA Networking — Holiday Style
Variable Data Presentation: Customization and Personalization
Presented by Lisa Lee, CEBS, FLMI, Manager, Forms Management, Standard Insurance Company
The Madison Chapter
The Madison Chapter holds three quarterly 3-hour training sessions, rather than 1 hour monthly sessions.
2009 BFMA Madison Chapter Educational Sessions:
Plain Language – Be Understood
Business Analysis ~ Defining the Needs of Your Business
December 2009 / January 2010
Demystifying Content Classification: Automated Categorization and Records Management
The quarterly format saves officer planning time and the 3-hour sessions provide our members with quality half-day training at least three times a year.
For over 20 years we have held an annual joint meeting with the ARMA Madison Chapter. It is an educational, breakfast meeting, and charity event.
Program Announcements are developed to promote each program. In addition, the Program Announcements and Detailed Program Recaps are published in our quarterly newsletter, Form Focus. The Program Recaps provide education to members who attend or are unable to attend the face-to-face program sessions.
The Madison Chapter offers a BFMA Symposium Scholarship each year. In 2009, the scholarship was split between Jim Bennett and Joyce Endres. Jim was a speaker at the 2009 Symposium, and Joyce attended the Association Board meeting representing the Chapter, plus represented the FSCB BOD and attended various sessions throughout the week.
We are proud of the Madison Chapter FormFocus Newsletter. Editor, Jim Pritchard must be commended for a "job more than well done”. Our newsletter is the thread that keeps communication flowing and a valuable asset to our members (and others who receive it).
Congratulations to Madison and Northwest Washington members!