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|AORE Encourages Out of the Box Thinking When it Comes to Your Professional Development|
As AORE members navigate the continuing effects of COVID-19, some may find that in looking at budgets for 2020, organizations have decided that professional development is the easiest cut to make. This leaves many folks with very little, if any, funds to grow professionally this year. This makes it fairly easy to say, “My employer isn’t going to cover these expenses this year so I can’t renew or participate.” We’d counter this thinking with - this is perhaps the most critical time for you to invest in your own professional development.
A vibrant community where everyone can connect to the outdoors is essential. In order to that, we need you. We need you to continue to empower others through outdoor recreation and education. This is why we encourage you to renew your membership and attend the virtual conference. This conference will not only provide relevant outdoor industry education in 2020, it will also provide access to relevant information to assist you in navigating outdoor recreation during COVID-19.
How is AORE leading through the crisis and uncertainty?
Why Should I Pay Out of My Own Pocket?
Often, when looking to answer this question, members focus on the cost - rather than on the return on investment in themselves. This return may come in the form of a job opportunity, a connection made, or an expanding knowledge base which could advance your career. Consider the community you gain that helps bolster your professional network, the various educational opportunities that help you improve your own program or the additional resources that help you be a better leader.
How do I move forward from here?
Just because your employer is no longer paying for your AORE membership or registration does not mean you can’t participate. Understanding this may be an unexpected change for your professional development and the potential impact on your personal budget we’ve provided a few of our ideas below for your consideration.
Despite best efforts, we recognize that some individuals are not able to renew their membership and/or attend our virtual conference. We hope they know that AORE will be here when you are able to re-engage with the association.
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