In this time of unprecedented change, our board and staff have been listening to what is happening for our members and colleagues. We understand that many things have drastically shifted and we encourage our members to reach out to us to let us know how we can help. Our National Office Administrator, Kevin, is ready to help answer your questions and concerns about your membership and certifications. We know not one solution will fit everyone, so we are committed to a case-by-case approach.

In this time of careful distancing, the Promo and Outreach Committee has determined to create connection opportunities for our membership. We will be posting a recorded video blog with discussions hosted by committee members on topics important to their professional lives. This series, tentatively called "Friends Speaking Frankly," aims to honor the educational and community-mindedness of a founder, Frank Lupton, as well as provide an avenue for us to highlight the diversity of expertise and experience in our membership. The second connection opportunity intends to bring people together in real-time. The community chats will be scheduled calls where members can join and talk with people of a similar mind. We can make breakout rooms for targetted conversations or just host a general room to gather for camaraderie. Watch your member email for more detail as these events are published.

We encourage members to maximize their membership value by utilizing resources on the member login on the website. Members can access our Community Forum to follow and post your own threads about topics relevant to you and your work. Please consider adding your questions and suggestions there to add to the discussions. Contact the National Office with questions or issues.

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