October President’s Message

Education Conference Co-chairs Trudy McQuiddy, CP and Michele T. Pfeiffer, CLA had a vision to encourage conference attendees to go after their goals. Their extraordinary efforts along with our northern California teams PASCCO, SFPA and SVPA made their vision a reality.

Were you one of the nearly 175 people that attended our 27th annual education conference in San Jose? It was a fantastic conference full of high quality education programs, networking, fun and more. A special thank you to PASCCO’s Nancy Logue and SFPA’s Christopher Zavrel for all of their hard work in making this year’s conference a success.

Our next exciting event this year is CAPA’s bi-annual leadership conference hosted by ICAP and SDPA on Saturday, November 7th. ICAP’s Connie Johnson and SDPA’s Julie Schwartz have planned a day that you do not want to miss, so be sure to join us for an exciting day of leadership training and advancement! Event and registration details will be posted on our website soon.

CAPA is dedicated to advancing our paralegal leaders. Under our own leadership development program where we strive to Grow Our Association Leaders

(GOAL) to expand your vision of yourself and the world around you, CAPA has provided webinar trainings on 5 Ways to be a Successful Leader, 7 Ways to Engage and Motivate Your Team, and, finally, our last GOAL webinar of the year, the Top 10 Tips for Association Management presented by NALA’s Professional Development Committee Chair, Jillian Sherman, ACP, on September 22nd. Make sure to register early to guarantee your spot: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5402103303279440898. GOAL webinars are open to all CAPA members on a first come, first served basis.

We are nearing the end of 2015. Have you taken the time to take stock of your goals that you set in the beginning of the year? Are you on your way to achieving those goals? I hope so! It is important to have a vision for your career. There is a saying: where there is vision, there is life. What is your vision for yourself as a leader in the paralegal field and in your community? As leaders, and as the pioneer of leadership studies, Warren Bennis said, we must strive to “translate vision into reality.”

I look forward to seeing all of you in Riverside!


Kristine M. Custodio

Kristine M. Custodio, ACP President

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