New Highlight: Professional Associations

Posted on September 8, 2006

[posted from Promising Practices in After School]

National Collaboration for Youth is pleased to announce the newest Professional Development e-series on Professional Associations.

Although professional associations are developed to represent very different workforces and missions, there is one thing that they all have in common: the mission to advocate for the worker and to professionalize the field. Professional associations usually offer a strict code that defines the field along with the ethics and expectations of those working in the field. In most professions, one can find a professional association that advocates and provides resources for its workers. This newsletter highlights a few youth worker professional associations that are impacting the youth development workforce. This is not meant to be a comprehensive study, but, offers a few examples including benefits and lessons learned.

To read and print this latest edition go to:
http://www.nassembly.org/nydic/staffing/profdevelopment/documents/Professionalassociations.pdf


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