Gardian of the Month: Scott Oser
Learn: Q: What’s one subject you’d like to learn more about?
A: I would really like to learn more about digital marketing strategy and implementation. I have already taken some Udemy courses on the subject. I believe digital marketing is powerful today but will be more and more powerful over time. It is therefore a topic I really want to always be on top of.
Network: Q: How do you help a wallflower, who’s not comfortable networking at a professional event, loosen up?
A: Introduce myself and then introduce them to as many people as I can. If I can help connect them to other people it will allow them to be more comfortable at future events.
Transfer: Q: Mentorship – How do you think mentorship aids in knowledge transfer?
A: Mentorship is very important when it comes to knowledge transfer because if both parties are committed to the partnership it allows both parties to learn. Typically, the mentor is more experienced than the mentee and by communicating and hearing the needs of the mentee the mentor stays aware of what the more junior people in an industry are focused on. Since the mentor is more experienced and the mentee is looking for knowledge, the mentor is able to share their experience with the mentee and allow them to keep that within an industry.
Q: Please share with us a resource you can’t live without.
A: The association community and my association colleagues are a resource I cannot live without. I rely on my network for companionship, knowledge, information and laughter. I do not think I could be successful without the generosity of the people in the association world.
Q: Which actor or actress would you most like to meet and why?
A: Honestly, no one comes to mind. I am not big on following actors and actresses.