Networking One of the best ways to network and coordinate training is through our Yahoo group at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/VCAProfDev/. We encourage all members, trainers, grad students, and chapter and division officers to join. The group is closed to ensure there is no spam. You can subscribe to the listserv by sending a blank email to VCAProfDevfirstname.lastname@example.org. This is a discussion group and allows members to ask questions, seek guidance, and coordinate training. If you join the group with a Yahoo ID you also have access to a database of persons who would like to provide training around the state (and you can add to the list), professional development committee meeting minutes, access to results of needs surveys, links to chapter and division web pages and Facebook pages, links to a variety of professional organizations, links to government regulatory agencies, an app for posting jobs and internships, and more. The group is collaborative and members can add to the content and work together. Click to join Yahoo VCAProfDev You can learn more about the group by clicking here.
Join the Yahoo Discussion Group
Getting the Word Out In addition to email eBlasts sent to all VCA members, you can learn about upcoming training opportunities by following us on Facebook and Twitter. You are also welcome to share trainings you have learned about or are sponsoring on our wall.
Buy from VCA at Amazon. VCA has also set up a partnership with Amazon.com to offer a behavioral health bookstore, and you get access to all of Amazon's products. When you purchase training from CE Quick and books from our Amazon store, a small percentage of your purchase goes to VCA for professional development. Access the bookstore at http://astore.amazon.com/virgincounsea-20.
Help We are setting up videos on our Youtube channel with demonstrations of "how to" follow up on the opportunities listed above. Take a look at http://www.youtube.com/user/VCAProfDev.