Thank you to those who attended the Brown Bag Lunch: Professional Organization Involvement today! We had a wonderful discussion and were able to share some helpful resources.
We would like to give a special thanks to Amy Treboni, Brittany Crall, Katie Bush-Glenn, and Amanda Crall who participated as panel members sharing their experiences, perspectives, and advice based on their involvement in a variety of organizations and committees.
For those of you unable to attend, here are some key takeaways:
- Signing up for volunteer opportunities are a great way to start becoming involved in an organization. For instance, Rachel Tuttle suggests those who are interested in joining the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA) start by volunteering at the conference first. Then, you can apply to be part of the conference planning committee or the executive board when applications go out in February/March. This conference is in Worthington, so travel is convenient!
- If you are interested in presenting at a conference, volunteering to review educational session submissions is a way to learn more about what review committees are looking for and identifying characteristics of a strong proposal. You can then apply what you have learned to creating your own proposals.
- One of the biggest advantages to participating on a campus committee or in an organization is the opportunity to network with your peers both on campus and at other institutions.