Joining a DisasterManagement Association David Alexander University College London
Why join an association?• to enjoy a sense of belonging to something• to identify oneself with a phenomenon• the "weight of numbers" - together, people have a more authoritative voice• improve ones curriculum vitae - demonstrate greater seriousness or more command of the field.
Why join an association?• to have the products of the association (take courses, read newsletters and journals, etc.)• to get to know people, institute a dialogue with experts or others• to gain greater visibility in the social environment of work.
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