How to Build and Maintain an iaedp Chapter

Sunday, March 6, 2011: 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Point Hilton at Squaw Peak
Are you interested in building a professional networking group with a common purpose in your area? iaedp Foundation Chapters can do that for you by bring together eating disorders professionals, across all disciplines to collaborate and inspire each other. They provide relevant educational information, networking opportunities career enhancement and a common purpose. Chapters help professional members deepen and expand their treatment expertise while promoting awareness and quality treatment for their clients.
How to Build and maintain an iaedp Chapter

I.  Video:  “Inside iaedp: Excellence in the Field of Eating Disorders”

II.  History of Chapters

            a.  Development of the first chapters

            b.  When and how did chapters begin to spread across the United States

III.  Status of Current Chapter and International Affiliations

            a.  Current chapters

            b.  Developing chapters

            c.  Status on international affiliations

IV.  How to Build a Chapter

            a.  iaedp’s expectations, benefits and representation

            b.  Policies and procedures

            c.  Six steps to begin the groundwork

            d.  Incorporation process

V.  How to Build, Maintain a Chapter

            a.  ongoing supervision and leadership training

            b.  quarterly president’s meeting

            c.  annual National Gala Fundraiser

            d.  national and local chapter benefits

            e.  membership


iaedp™ Foundation is looking for eating disorder professionals who are interested in building and maintaining chapter growth in order to bring area professionals together and help educate your community.   In this workshop you will learn about iaedp’s expectations and your role in representing a national foundation.  We will also give you information regarding ongoing supervision, leadership training, the incorporation process, event planning, fundraising and membership.  You will walk away with a comprehensive plan on how to start a chapter in your area!


Primary Presenter:
Buck Runyan, MS, LMFT, LPC, CEDS

Buck Runyan is the Chief Operations Officer at the Center for Discovery. As COO he oversees Discovery’s four residential eating disorder treatment facilities. Buck has an extensive background treating eating disorders and other compulsive behaviors. Previously, he held positions as the founding Program Director of the Remuda Ranch Adolescent Center for Eating Disorders and Program Administrator for San Bernardino Mental Health Court Pegasus Program. Buck is also the California Chapter President of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals California. Buck was formally educated at California Baptist University completing a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology degree in 1992

Alice Gibson, BS

Alice Gibson With over 15 years of experience Alice has worked for some of the top eating disorder treatment facilities across the country. She has built successful intake and marketing departments, increasing census and profitability. Alice currently holds the position of Event Planner and Chapter Director for iaedp™ Foundation overseeing yearly symposium details, supervising and developing state chapters as well as coordinating the iaedp™ Institute. Alice also does business development consulting in the eating disorder field.

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