AASECT Mentoring Program: Opportunities for Growth and Support: In my role as the Chair of AASECT’s Outreach Steering Committee, 2015 was a year for exploring ways to improve AASECT’s outreach both domestically and internationally. A significant part of those efforts were focused on revitalizing and enhancing AASECT’s mentoring program. The mentoring program is designed to help support members through various stages of their professional development.
Within the Communications Committee we are up to some pretty exciting projects! For one, we have created a committee dedicated to the Listserve with the objective of making it a more productive and appealing platform for colleagues from all walks of life. Our goal is to have more and more of our members use this platform to share their news, wisdom and information. We are in the process of on-boarding these colleagues for the next office term (starting in June).
A big southern Ohio hello colleagues! Public Relations, Media & Advocacy Steering Committee (PRMA) committee chair here, and I’m stoked to share that we, our AASECT community members, have been connecting with media from coast to coast! Since I took on this role in July 2014, our members’ sex/ual/ity expertise has been cited in the Chicago Tribune, several parenting magazines, Consumer’s Digest, NY Magazine, Greatist.com, Sporting News, California Sunday Magazine, CNN, More Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and NPR Boston! These are on-line, on-air, as well as print sources. Many of these med
AASECT’s 2016 Winter Institute took place at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, January 11 through January 14, 2016. Co-directing the Winter Institute were Barry McCarthy, PHD; Susan Stiritz, MBA, MSW, PHD, and Jessica Naslund, MSW.
Sally Valentine, PhD, FAACS, LCSW, CST, CSTS - Vice President of Membership, gives us an in depth look at the Membership Services Steering Committee. 1. Since you have taken over as VP of Membership, can you tell us what the Membership Services Steering Committee has been up to?