Industry leaders are not confined to the executive hallway. They can be found at any level showing passion and dedication to their profession, contributing to the industry beyond their workplace and taking advantage of available resources to further their professional development.
One way to be seen in this light is to become an active member of a professional trade association. It will afford you opportunities for involvement that contribute to career advancement.
The Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) is an example of an organization where industry leaders can develop. ACP is a national, member-based association for BC, DR, EM and other professionals contributing to the resiliency of their business. ACP members have access to webinars on timely topics; discounts at conferences, trade shows and other events; and networking opportunities with peers, colleagues and industry experts. Actively participating in events like these and others on the Chapter and National levels enables you to create the profile of a professional looking to elevate his/her career and take advantage of industry opportunities. Learn more about the ACP.
It is an important step to take. Join a professional industry organization.