ECNG Leadership Positions Open

Are you looking to get more involved in the field of rehabilitation? Are you looking to build your resume or fulfill your service requirements for tenure? Or are you ready to network with some of the top professionals in the field? The Early Career Networking Group (ECNG) has three leadership positions available that could help you achieve any of these goals!

Open positions include:

  • ECNG Chair-Elect
  • Early Career Development Course Task Force Chair-Elect
  • Physicians Task Force Chair-Elect

If you are interested in either of these positions or would like more information on the responsibilities, please contact the ECNG Chair, Megan Mitchell. Involvement in these positions, especially in the early stages of your career, can provide you with important skills, connections and personal growth.

Here are just a few examples of how serving in an ECNG chair position has helped fellow colleagues in their professional growth:

Q: What were the largest benefits you derived from serving in a leadership role for the ECNG?

A: From Dawn Neumann, PhD: ECNG Past Chair and Communications Task Force Chair

  • Experience as a leader
  • Opportunity to meeting other great connections/networking
  • Adding to service for promotion and tenure
  • Recognition from leaders in the field. I believe my roles within the ECNG facilitated me winning the ACRM Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award.

A: From Nora Johnson, MBA, MS, PsyD: Past ECNG Chair-Elect

  • Getting to know colleagues
  • Getting to know the ECNG and its task forces, while also learning about ACRM structure and objectives

A: From Brad Kurowski, MD, MS: Chair of ECNG Physicians Task Force

  • Opportunities for networking, leading to other career development    opportunities
  • Working with individuals across ACRM that would not have been possible otherwise
  • Access to great peer and more senior mentors

A: From Brooks Wingo, PhD: Chair of the Mentoring Task Force

  • Provided external service for promotion and tenure

 

Q: What skill(s) did this position help strengthen for you?

A: From Dawn Neumann, PhD: ECNG Past Chair and Communications Task Force Chair

  • Leadership skills and organizational skills.

A: Brad Kurowski, MD, MS: Chair of ECNG Physicians Task Force

  • Time management
  • Taking initiative to start projects

A: Chari Hirshson, PhD: ECNG Secretary

  • Being present for all the calls and meetings
  • Good organization and multitasking

A: Megan Mitchell, PhD: ECNG Chair

  • Time management
  • Networking and making personal connections
  • Mentoring
  • Kept me sharp and current in the field as I took time off to stay home with children.

Q: What other communities within ACRM has your involvement in ECNG led to?

A: From Dawn Neumann, PhD: ECNG Past Chair and Communications Task Force Chair

  • Early Career Development Course Task Force
  • BI-ISIG Program and Awards Officer
  • ACRM Membership Committee
  • ACRM Program Committee

A: Megan Mitchell, PhD: ECNG Chair

  • Opportunity to serve as co-chair in the initiation of a new forming networking group focused on technology in rehabilitation
  • International Networking Group

A: From Brad Kurowski, MD, MS: Chair of ECNG Physicians Task Force

  • BI-ISIG
  • Pediatric Brain Injury Task Force
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group
  • Co-chair in the initiation of a new forming networking group focused on physicians and clinicians