Benchmark Assignment: Networking Through Health Care Associations
Find a health care association you would be interested in joining and follow it on LinkedIn® or subscribe to its newsletter.
Gather details about membership fees and any discounts available with membership.
Identify current association members via social media and reach out to them to find out more about their experiences with and the benefits of having a membership.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word proposal to your employer outlining the benefits of joining the selected health care association and the benefits of attending a meeting, convention or conference in person.
Provide a rationale of how your membership to the health care association and attending its event(s) will benefit your employer, contribute to your job responsibilities, and promote your own professional development. Include insight from the relationships you established to reinforce your rationale.
Cite 3 reputable references to support your assignment (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).
Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.