Redefining Recruitment to Retention

AAPPR Board Corner: Together We Thrive: A Personal Invitation to Grow with AAPPR

By: Aisha DeBerry, MBA, CPRP-DEI


In the heart of healthcare, where every recruitment decision can touch countless lives, lies an incredible opportunity—not just for professional growth, but for genuine connection and mutual support. It’s in this spirit that I want to talk about our journey at AAPPR and how we’re not just navigating this path, but thriving on it, together.

AAPPR’s latest strategic plan isn’t just a blueprint for the future; it’s a testament to our collective resolve to elevate our profession. It’s about recognizing the power of community and the undeniable impact we can have when we come together. Whether you’re stepping into the world of healthcare recruitment, or you’ve been guiding its evolution for years, there’s something deeply empowering about knowing your part of a community that genuinely cares about your growth and success.

So, how do we keep this community thriving, you ask? Well, it’s all about coming together, both in person and virtually, to connect with fellow AAPPR members. These events are our chance to swap stories, celebrate wins, and dive into the nitty-gritty of what’s working (and what’s not). It’s like a big brainstorming session, packed with fresh ideas, innovations, and a whole lot of inspiration to fuel your journey forward.

Our online community, AAPPR Chat, is like stepping into a lively coffee shop where conversations are brewing around every corner, ready to spark new ideas and insights. And if you’re looking for a more intimate setting, our regional Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are like cozy nooks where you can dive deep into the intricacies of our field with like-minded peers.

Our virtual roundtables are where the heart of our community beats the loudest, bringing to the forefront the pressing issues we face and the collective wisdom we hold. And for anyone seeking a guiding light or looking to be one for others, our Mentor Match program embodies the essence of paying it forward.

This is more than just a strategic plan. It’s a reflection of our shared vision to not just advance in our careers but to do so with a sense of belonging, understanding, and shared purpose. So, let’s take this journey together, with open hearts and minds, ready to support each other every step of the way. Because at AAPPR, we’re not just colleagues; we’re a community, committed to not just navigating but thriving in the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare recruitment.