Meet (and Join!) Your Professional Development Committee

Hello! I’m Lynn Slobogian (left), and this is Erin Parker (right) *waving in spirit*. We’re the 2016–17 co-chairs of Editors British Columbia’s professional development committee. I ran the committee last year as chair, while Erin joined last fall as a committee member. This year we’re working together to continue building our knowledge of members’ needs for professional development and finding new subjects and speakers to tantalize you!

Have you wondered what our committee does? Well, we plan, arrange, and follow up on the eight workshops we run each year, which are based on participant feedback. We also think of new ways to offer professional development that will serve a wider audience, create connections between peers, and broaden the branch’s financial base.

Last summer the committee established a goal that would encompass this work and act as our inspiration:

To support editors, writers, and communication experts in BC with cutting-edge learning opportunities that (1) provide inspiration and technical skills to improve their craft, and (2) create energizing, relationship-building moments.

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? We think so, too! And we’re looking for a few more people to join our team to further this goal.

  • Do you like organizing events?
  • Are you interested in interviewing our speakers?
  • Would you like to try a new skill, such as public speaking?
  • Are you any of the following: creative, connected, proactive, organized, welcoming?

Get in touch with me and Erin to discuss how you can be involved with the PD committee. Our email is We look forward to hearing from you!

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