Chapter Twenty Six

Optimizing Professional Development

Donald R. Levy, MEd

One need not look too far below the surface of most associations to find the rationale for their involvement in the professional development of their constituents. Virtually every organization has a mission statement that sets out the lofty goals for the enterprise, and they certainly all have articles of incorporation filed with their home states and which lay out the purposes for which they have been organized. The professional advancement of members is frequently among the first components of the organizations' guiding principles. If we do nothing else, certainly providing learning resources that enhance our constituents' ability to be successful while improving ...

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