There are currently no vacancies for this committee.
All members of this group will be physical therapists or physical therapist assistants early career members.
- Broad representation across early career stages (1-5 years postgraduation), variances in years of practice/experience, a variety of clinical focus, and practice settings
- Geographically and demographically diverse
- Ability to participate productively in the process of group dialogue and decision-making (can advocate for own views and with the group consider alternatives to current thinking)
- Strategic thinkers; able to see possibilities in complex situations
- Collaborative workers; willing to put the needs of the profession ahead of individual interests
- Innovative thinkers; willing and able to challenge any approach
- Ability to function as an effective champion and ambassador for the early career community
- Ability to meet the time commitment required to participate
The group is expected to have annual 2-day meetings, webinars, and conference calls, and additional work necessary to meet the charge, during the course of the 3 year term from September 1, 2016–August 31, 2019.
Terms of Appointees
- Team members will serve 3-year terms.
As part of a 3-year pilot, the Early Career Team (ECT) will design and build a framework for a robust early-career community that motivates and inspires. The ECT will work collaboratively with staff, components, and volunteer leaders to identify current and emerging trends, suggest shifts to existing outreach practices, positioning, and messaging, and offer innovative strategies and tactics for career support, mentoring, and professional development opportunities that deliver maximum value to early career PTs and PTAs and expand membership longevity.
The Board of Directors' determined charge for the Early Career Team is as follows. The group will be disbanded as appropriate, by the Board of Directors when the charge has been met:
- Identify opportunities for the association and components as it relates to early career community development
- Evaluate and benchmark association trends and conduct trend analysis of early career community models
- Identify gaps and make recommendations for collection of additional metrics or data points (eg, surveys, focus groups, etc.) through the lenses of early career PTs and PTAs
- Define success and key performance indicators for early career community initiatives
- Design, build a framework for, and implement a robust early-career community that motivates and inspires
APTA appointed groups will conduct its work with the Association Organizational Values in mind and in the context of 1) APTA's mission, vision and strategic plan, and 2) the potential for its work to have implications related to physical therapist assistants, women, diversity, and risk management.
BOD Liaison: Matthew R. Hyland, PT, PhD, MPA
Staff Liaison: Scharan M. Johnson, CAE
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Size of Appointed Group: 6 individuals: 5 members and 1 Board liaison
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