Take Advantage of the ASRT Communities
Posted Sept. 9, 2014
By Mike Odgren
Have you been to the ASRT Communities recently? Have you ever been to the ASRT Communities? If you answered "No" to either of these questions, I would love to encourage you to go to the Communities and see what is going on in our profession and in our society.
In case you have never been to the Communities page, I will walk you through the steps of how to get there and how best to participate in the conversations.
You can locate the link to the Communities at the top of the ASRT website.
Next, you can select any of the 21 different Communities pages. The Communities selection area is located on the right-hand side of the page.
There is a lot of information on this screen, and it is a great idea to browse the information on the Communities landing page from time to time. We have information about volunteer opportunities as well as job postings from the ASRT JobBank®.
To get into the discussion area of the Communities, scroll down a little bit to the section titled "Access All Discussions." It is from this area that you can read and respond to the discussions occurring with this community.You can even start a conversation of your own.
You can also choose to stay informed with updates on any or all of the Communities discussions. Simply check the box at the top left corner of the discussion page and anytime someone posts a message to that community, you will receive an e-mail notification. As a matter of fact, did you know there are question-and-answer sessions with the candidates running for the ASRT Board of Directors and chapter delegates during the elections each year? You can also find updates on legislative activities and the House of Delegates.
I hope you found this little tutorial helpful. I think, with better discussion and communication, we will continue to advance as both a society and a profession.