Learning and Success Go Together

Make the most of your membership in May

One secret to success is realizing that we still have a lot to learn. No matter how much experience we have, life-long learning creates awareness and opportunities. And sharing knowledge with others keeps us committed to enriching their lives and our own.

Sometimes it takes effort to find the time—or funds—to keep cultivating this knowledge. But there are ways to do it on your own terms and without reaching into your pocket.

Did you know that with your SMPS membership, you get access to complimentary learning labs? We run them every other month and, after they’ve been presented, we package them up in a little virtual box. If you’re unable to make it at the scheduled time, visit MySMPS and download the presentations from the Marketing Resource Center. Currently, there are more than 20 that include:

  • Proposal Blunders You Don’t Know You Are Making
  • Compelling Social Media Strategies
  • How To Get Meetings With the Most Unreachable Clients
  • Graphic Design Basics for the A/E/C Professional

How can you make the most of them? Watch on your own at your convenience, create a lunch and learn program at your firm, or take them to your chapter for a lively discussion afterward.

Professional development, with SMPS there to help, provides just one way to keep your career growing. And remember, there’s no right or wrong way. How you learn—whether together or individually—is all up to you.


P.S. If you’re not an SMPS member, learn the top 10 reasons to join.


Article written by Mary Cruz, vice president of membership and chapter services.  She can be reached at mary@smps.org.

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