Weekend Poll: Professional Associations & Networks

Thank you to all who participated in this Weekend Poll. The results are in, and you’ll find them by clicking here.

In my Real Careers interviews, we routinely discuss professional associations and networks – and the benefits these administrative professionals derive from active participation in such bodies.

Today, for the fourth consecutive year, I’m inviting all readers to have your say on the topic. Please share this poll with colleagues and peers in your various networks, as …

I’ll include results and your collective voice in my upcoming book

We’ll begin with a simple question:
Do you belong to a professional association or network?­Manchester_PA_Network_Logo

Please take a couple of minutes to complete the poll below, and I’ll publish results next week.

YesNo
I'm not aware of a network in my areaI'm not interestedBudget constraintsTime constraints
YesNo; we don't have oneNo; we have one but membership is role-based and I'm not eligibleNo; we have one but I'm too busy/the schedule doesn't work out
1 (internal)1 (external)2 networks3 networks4 networks5 networks6 networks
0%1-5%6-10%11-20%21-30%31-40%41-50%>50%
<1 year1-2 years3-5 years6-8 years9-10 years11-15 years16-20 years21-25 years26+ years
YesNoIt's early days; I don't yet know
advocacycontactscredential/ certificationconferences /skillsconfidenceissue/ trend insightsleadership skillspeer support
1
2
3
YesNo
Yes; I’ve communicated this to my employerYes; my employer recognises this independent of my communications on the matterNo
YesNo
YesNo
Self-fundedEmployer-fundedSelf- and employer-fundedN/A – no associated costs or fees
YesNo
YesNo
YesNo
WebsiteEmailFacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitterYouTube
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

 

 

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