Engaging in Professional Development: A Presidential Perspective

Posted in Career Services

Engaging in state, regional, or national organizations related to your profession can provide opportunities to develop as a professional, network with colleagues, and engage in meaningful work for your chosen profession. These opportunities can typically vary in scope and time commitment, giving you a variety of options to choose from. This article will discuss two ways you can benefit from your professional development organizations from the perspective of the current and past President of the Missouri College Personnel Association, both whom are also members of EdD Cohorts #10 and #9, respectively. In its simplest form, volunteering provides an introduction to the organization and allows you to contribute in a fun and easy way. This may open opportunities to meet appointed and elected members who are serving in leadership positions providing space and time to learn about their stories, commitment to the profession, and journey of serving the association. You may...

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