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IAMCP Communicator January 2016
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IAMCP Communicator
                                                            January 2016 Edition

Engage, Learn and Share with IAMCP in 2016

It is my privilege to welcome you to the first newsletter of 2016. January is the time to look ahead at the coming year and I have to say I am very excited about our direction.

I have been part of IAMCP since 2009. I first joined the Dutch chapter and later served on the EMEA Board. I am now honoured to be starting my service on the International Board of IAMCP and continuing the work to grow and strengthen our organization.

The fast pace of change we face with business opportunities is both daunting and exhilarating. The number of business topics we need to keep up with expands daily and, as always, time is a coveted resource. I believe that IAMCP's role in this environment becomes even more critical as it helps us learn, share, and grow.

Learning and sharing with each other through IAMCP creates a level of trust that no other partner ecosystem in the industry can match. A nice bonus is that time is essentially created when we do this sharing right.

I anticipate that we will find new ways to learn from each other across regions and internationally. We will adapt the way we run our chapters and events accordingly to work on our common challenges. In keeping with the theme of learning from each other, I encourage you to review the position paper that the IAMCP Portugal chapter presented to the Government of Portugal recently. It is an example of how the Microsoft Partner community is bringing innovative ideas to a broad stakeholder group resulting in a strong economic impact.

Another innovation can be seen in how we approach events. We will look for more opportunities for group collaboration and hands-on experiences as ways to keep our members motivated and involved. One great example is the next edition of the pan-European app competition ( being planned for June. Participants are invited to use imagination, passion, and technological skill to create applications.

IAMCP is a wonderful, international organization that helps Microsoft partners realize growth. The net effect of our world-class model for collaboration is twofold: an increase in our speed of sales and gaining precious business insight. Now that is a reason for excitement about IAMCP and 2016!

I want to welcome partner trust it to the IAMCP Community as our very first new member of 2016!

On the topic of new members, I encourage each of you to recruit and engage them to be involved, share, and learn. More members makes all of us better and our collective voice stronger.

Henk Kok
IAMCP International Board Member

IAMCP in Action
At the start of 2015, IAMCP International focused on 'Into Action' and we adopted an aggressive plan to modernize, improve communications and deliver value to our members. Here are the results.

Resolving to Drive More Business in 2016

Do your new year business resolutions include more growth and higher levels of profitability? IAMCP is announcing top-notch, in-depth training on the essential ingredient needed to do just that: building successful partnerships.

After launching the P2P Maturity Model Playbook, IAMCP and Microsoft developed a three-part training video that provides partners with a detailed look at how to implement, leverage resources for, and execute successful partnerships.

Building successful partnerships takes both planning and execution.  Learn how to leverage a best-of-class framework, with proven results, through this three-part video: P2P Maturity Model Training Sessions (Parts 1-3)


Economic Impact and IAMCP Leadership

For an interesting idea on engaging government stakeholders, check out the ICT Framework position paper that IAMCP Portugal developed and recently presented to government officials in that country.

Using data from 1000 Microsoft partners, the paper highlights the economic opportunity to develop people, policies, infrastructure, and the education system to position Portugal as a nearshoring destination for the European Community. As evidence of the potential and challenges to be addressed, IAMCP Partners Arquiconsult, cleverti, ITEN, and myPartner are highlighted for their success.

For additional information about the paper and the approach, please contact Sergio Baptista:


"We've Got WIT" Webinar Series: "The Mentorship Impact": February 4th 12:00 EST

Mentorship delivers results both professionally and personally for both mentors and mentees. However, it takes effort and dedication to realize those results and women, more often than men, tend not to carve out time for mentoring.

Through this exciting panel discussion, we will explore experiences, share best practices, and consider the impact that mentorship has on one's career.

Please join us to explore:
• What mentorship is
• Practical “how to” advice for finding a mentor
• Acting as a mentor/mentee
• Establishing an effective relationship

Register here

Rapid progress in Portugal

From a collection of “at-large-members” to an active, engaged chapter, IAMCP Portugal makes rapid progress on building competencies and internationalization of IT.

Find out what happens when a small and dedicated group turn their talents toward making a different for the Microsoft ecosystem. Read the full article here. 

Leverage the Office 365 Enterprise E5 Opportunity

The new premium Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise E5 suite combines great new value with Office 365 Enterprise offerings. It delivers the most comprehensive set of productivity, collaboration, analytics, security, and compliance capabilities of any Office 365 yet.

Read on to find out how to engage customers with all that Office 365 E5 has to offer and access valuable resources to help grow your business.

Jennifer Didier Profile

“It’s all about the passion!” That is the bottom line when it comes to summarizing Jennifer Didier’s approach to business… and that approach is working. Jennifer, Global Chair of IAMCP WIT and CEO of Directions Training, was recently recognized by Enterprising Women Magazine. This global award is one of the most prestigious for women business owners.

Read more about Jennifer’s story and how she has charted her path as a successful entrepreneur.


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