By: Logan Mary Ebbets, MS, CPRP
Emerson Moses, MBA, CPRP-DEI, shared in her post last month how AAPPR made amazing strides in 2022 to expand the reach and visibility of the association. We have created great momentum and are now off and running into 2023. We have accomplished this through many strategic imperatives, but one of our most important goals is to ensure we maximize value for our members. One of the ways we do that is by offering a diverse suite of professional development opportunities.
Professional development and recruiter education is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. I would not be where I am in my career today without the help of AAPPR. Many moons ago when I first stumbled into a role in provider recruitment as a coordinator, I was a one-woman show with no mentorship or guidance internally. I had no idea what I was doing, and my phone was ringing off the hook. The best advice I ever got was to join AAPPR and get my certification. Within two years of starting my role, I sat for my certification and never looked back.
Many of my fellow board members have had similar experiences or can deeply relate to this sentiment. These experiences have informed how we prioritize the importance of educational opportunities for our members. Outside of the Certified Physician and Provider Recruitment Professional (CPRP) certification we have many educational offerings. In addition to our courses, we also host monthly round tables and webinars. Our webinars have always been a staple of AAAPR’s educational contributions, and we continue to collaborate with our affiliates and corporate partners to offer a wide scope of content related to every facet of our roles.
Over the last few years, we have worked diligently to expand our course offerings outside of the CPRP. We have launched an Onboarding and Retention Certificate, Locum Tenens Management Certificate, and our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Micro Certificate. We identified a gap in introductory education for new members, which led us to develop an Introduction to Recruitment course, which will launch later in 2023.
We continue to prioritize our education offerings as an association because the board understands that when our members succeed, so does AAPPR. Helping our members elevate themselves as professionals allows them to position themselves as subject matter experts within their organizations. This, in turn, creates more visibility and credibility for members and the association.
This year, whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional, I challenge you always to strive to continue to learn and take advantage of all our educational offerings. Whether that is attending monthly roundtables or joining us at conference in Austin, TX in March, it will make an impact. Together our members and AAPPR will continue to grow and establish ourselves as “The Association and The Professional” for all things provider and physician recruitment.