With the summer months upon us, and what may be considered a slightly slower pace, many of us use these quieter times around the office to catch up on tasks we’ve been putting off. While it can bring such simple satisfaction to cross items such as “clean out inbox” and “dust keyboard” from your to-do list, it is also the perfect time to take part in professional development. And, what better way to do so than by checking out America’s Blood Centers’ new Member Site launched just last month?
Not only an exclusive community for ABC members to access association and industry news, resources, and files, the Member Site is also home to the developing ABC Professional Institute, a one-stop-shop for ABC members to find a plethora of educational resources for the adult learner including:
- Face-to-face learning: From business meetings for the C-suite executive to discipline-based workshops, ABC hosts multiple meetings throughout the year, one of which is sure to fit your continuing education needs;
- Online learning: No time or budget to travel? Don’t fret – online webinars are hosted each month on a variety of industry and association-related subjects;
- Publications: Stay updated on industry and association news through ABC’s flagship publication theABC Newsletter, as well as the quarterly medical resource,Blood Bulletin;
- Learning Communities: Share best practices and learn from your blood center colleagues through listservs, forums, and committees.
If you are employed by an ABC member blood center, getting started and gaining access is easy. Simply go to https://members.americasblood.org to set up your free account today. And let’s not keep this our little secret- whether you’re focused on growing a career in collections, human resources, communications, or anywhere in between, there is something on the Member Site for all blood center professionals. So, be sure to encourage members of your team to create their own user profile as well.
ABC is committed to helping you reach your personal and professional continuing education goals. So whether you need help with a forgotten password or have suggestions on topics for learning resources that would be useful to you and your team, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team. Happy Clicking!
P.S. Stay tuned for details on an informational webinar for new users, as well as site enhancements in the coming months!
Abbey Nunes, Chief Member Experience Officer; firstname.lastname@example.org