Monday, March 19, 2012

Connect With Monique: Get Involved and Raise Your Profile

by Monique Berry, president
National BDPA

Membership offers many opportunities for you to get involved in BDPA activities and raise your profile within the global technology community. Don't just join, join in!

Volunteering - Volunteering can give you great satisfaction and enjoyment while enhancing your professional and personal development, as well as providing benefit to others.

You can get involved by
  • Becoming a BDPA mentor;
  • Helping to author new publications;
  • Helping to organize meetings and events for your Local Chapter;
  • Nominate yourself for a seat on one of the committees, including the Board of Directors;
  • Promoting BDPA activities in schools, colleges, universities and in places of employment;
  • Speaking at a Chapter meeting;
  • Submitting research papers to the BDPA journals;
  • Working on the conference team.
Local Chapters - With 45 local chapters, there is a community of BDPA members near you which provide a host of professional networking opportunities. The level of involvement is up to you. Simply go along to an event or get more involved by joining a committee and helping put together the program of events. You may even be interested in giving a talk - no matter the amount of time you can commit, your Local Chapter would be delighted to hear from you.

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