Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MAPP Series 6: LOTS with emphasis on O

“O” stands for opportunities.  There are LOTS of opportunities to serve and be actively engaged at all organizational levels.  Locally, there are chapter meetings.  State organizations hold yearly district meetings and/or conventions.  The international organization holds regional conferences in odd-numbered years and international conventions in even-numbered years.

Other available opportunities include professional development workshops, forums on legislative issues, networking, and peer mentoring.  There are opportunities to make presentations at meetings, attend workshops and conferences, and write for juried publications.  There is also collaboration with the United States Fund for UNICEF, and funding for educational and community projects relating to early literacy, violence prevention, and intergenerational issues.  Opportunities for personal community service and involvement in outreach projects are also available and encouraged.

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