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Gardian of the Month: Rebecca Campbell

Q & A with Rebecca Campbell, director, Colorado Society of CPAs

Learn: Q: How do you learn best - in a coffee shop with lots of noise or in a quiet, library-like setting?

A: I learn best in a classroom setting when I can listen to other participants’ experiences and ideas. I love to learn from others.

Network: Q: Tell us about one of your favorite personal or professional networks. What makes it special?

A: ASAE is my professional network. It’s a place to share my successes, ideas and challenges so I can support and get support from my colleagues.

Transfer: Q: Think about a topic in which you feel you’re quite knowledgeable. How would you use this knowledge to better your industry?

A: I participate on the ASAE Professional Development Council so I can learn and share my knowledge with other association professionals. I have found that we are all struggling with the same issues and together we can talk about solutions.

Q. Please share with us a resource you just can’t live without.

A: Association Now Daily News. It’s a quick look at what other associations are doing.

Q: What is your favorite season…and why?

A: I love every season because each change brings a different beauty that takes my breath away.

Voices and Views: March

Event Garde is committed to professional development, for ourselves and for our industry. As such, we’re avid readers of industry news. We’d like to share these must-reads with you.

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Want to be an effective leader? Develop these qualities

Leadership is more than simply a position or title. Leadership is about specific competencies. It’s about being a specific type of person and handling situations in particular ways.

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Mentoring key to developing talent

According to a recently released study by Association for Talent Development, the top benefits of formal mentoring programs were high employee engagement and retention, support for the growth of high-potential employees, international relationship building and collaboration and knowledge management and transfer.

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Gardian of the Month: Michelle Mason

Michelle Mason, president and CEO of Assoication Forum, is Gardian of the Month.

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Facilitator: Neutral Party or Expert Guide?

​Facilitators should actually be expert guides. Their understanding of the subject matter allows them to have a deeper understanding of the goals of the group and how to assist them in achieving those goals.

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Bright Idea: Improving diversity in libraries

Hoping to introduce more diversity into library workforces, last year the Public Library Association kicked off its Inclusive Internship Initiative (III).

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