7 Keys to Unlocking Your Associate Benefits
Every Associate is a valuable asset to the IJIS Institute. The relationship you build with the IJIS Institute will benefit you and the local, state, tribal, and federal agencies who reap the rewards from the many programs and services the IJIS Institute offers.
The IJIS Institute is committed to helping you realize the many benefits of Associate participation. When you increase your participation at the IJIS Institute, you will find it leads to greater experience, opportunity, and knowledge. Here are seven ways to experience the benefits of being an Associate.
1. Use the IJIS Institute Knowledge Management System (KMS)
As an Associate you will receive basic access to the IJIS Institute Knowledge Management System (KMS). The KMS contains a wealth of information, including working papers, reports, news, minutes of meetings, and other materials*. Information is updated on a regular basis, so the site is constantly evolving. Make a regular and reoccurring appointment to read the information in the sections that interest you and your organization. Share relevant information with your coworkers and colleagues. The weekly IJIS Institute Digest e-mail will also help keep you informed as to the activities of the IJIS Institute so you know where you can best apply your time and expertise.
Read and share correspondence and communications from the IJIS Institute with your colleagues in order to maximize your Associate benefits. Remember to share what you learn through the IJIS Institute KMS with your coworkers and colleagues.
3. Technology Training Program
You may be invited to participate in IJIS Institute training courses, both as a student and as an instructor. Learn about information sharing standards, and provide your knowledge and experience to others. View a complete list of training courses and program information.
4. Committee Service
You may be invited to participate on a committee which allows you to contribute to projects and programs of national significance, as well as network with industry and other agencies.* Representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and other government agencies and practitioner groups also participate in committee activities and the development of work products. The networking potential, as well as the potential to impact critical information sharing at national, state, tribal, and local levels, is realized through the work of the many IJIS Institute committees.
5. Attend the IJIS Institute Industry Briefings
The IJIS Institute hosts an annual Industry Briefing in January each year in Washington, D.C. You can learn about the latest information from the DOJ, DHS, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and other federal agencies as well as state, local, tribal agencies regarding the progress we are making collectively and collaboratively towards improving information sharing. Learn best practices from other agencies and hear their case studies. Receive updates on national information sharing programs. This venue also provides the chance to learn about new opportunities and build new and stronger business relationships.
6. Contribute Your News
Help us by providing articles of interest about information sharing programs or projects, information sharing success stories, and case studies. Send us your press releases, articles, and case studies relating to the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) or the implementation of Global standards.
7. Share the Mission Message
Every Associate adds to the strength of the IJIS Institute's collaboration efforts when the mission message is shared. Talk about the IJIS Institute at conferences and training events. Share our Tweets with your colleagues and join the conversation on the Justice & Public Safety Information Sharing and IJIS Institute LinkedIn groups. Encourage them to join the IJIS Institute. Mention your Associate status at the IJIS Institute in your press releases about information sharing successes and case studies. Share the mission message!