54 - Join a professional association

Reason for this Goal:   A professional association is an organization seeking to further the interests of the individuals employed in a certain field.  Some of the benefits of joining and belonging to such an organization:

  • Associations transform an occupation into a profession, and can establish you as an expert in your field.
  • Some associations will certify you, to indicate you possess qualifications in the subject area.
  • They offer opportunities for continued learning, and updating of skills.
  • The organization helps self-guard public interest.

Membership indicates to your employer, and to the people you work for or with, that you are serious about your chosen field and maintain the high standards of your profession.

Choose for hundreds of professional associations!

Some of the hundreds of professional associations include:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP)
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
  • International Federation of Robotics (IFR)

Suggested Goal(s):    Join a professional organization. 
Your Outrageous Goal:   Start your own local chapter.  

Some organizations are looking to expand and develop local chapters, for which you can volunteer to lead or participate in.  This will further enhance the recognition you have within your field. 

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