An action taken by the House of Delegates (House) aims to promote the engagement of early-career individuals in the association and in their career development by encouraging components to create an early-career liaison position to their boards of directors and initiate other mechanisms to reach these 2 goals—including inclusion of early-career individuals on committees and special interest groups, nominations of these individuals to positions and organizations, promotion of events aimed at students and early-career individuals, and a formal mentoring process within the component. [RC-24]
The House adopted a related statement of action that encourages physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to use best practices for mentoring for early-career PTs and PTAs. [RC-21]
Draft language adopted by the 2012 House will be available on the House Community next week. Final language for all actions taken by the June 2012 House will be available by September after the minutes have been approved.