Career Development Networking Group
The Career Development Networking Group (CDNG), formerly the Early Career Networking Group, provides a supportive network of peers, the necessary resources, and networking opportunities to promote successful career growth for rehabilitation researchers and clinicians. We work together to tackle many of the common career development challenges and foster the development and advancement of early career professionals in the field of rehabilitation.
We invite you to explore our web pages, task forces, and Early Career Development Course to learn how ACRM and the CDNG can support your professional development goals. Be sure to reach out to our CDNG Co-Chairs, Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM and Monique R. Pappadis, PhD and learn about ways to participate today!
The mission of the CDNG is to foster the development and advancement of early career professionals in the field of rehabilitation. We work together to tackle many of the common career development challenges. Our supportive network of peers provides the necessary resources and networking opportunities to promote successful career growth for rehabilitation researchers and clinicians.
The opportunity to participate in more than 20 specialized interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups and to engage in their task forces is one of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership.
Membership is available at various levels and includes a subscription to the most-cited journal in rehabilitation, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as discounted member pricing on all ACRM products and events.
Click the JOIN NOW button to learn more or contact Member Services at +1.703.435.5335 for personal assistance. Contact a co-chair to learn more about this networking group and ways to participate.
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HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Now is the perfect time to join this important networking group and help shape its growth. Participate in one of our existing task forces or suggest a new one!
- Early Career Development Course Task Force
- Leadership Development Course Task Force
- Communications Task Force
- Mentoring Task Force
It is cliché, but true that as an early career professional, you are the future of rehabilitation and ACRM. Getting involved with the CDNG now is a worthwhile investment in that future – whether you are early or late in your career.
The CDNG will help with many challenging aspects of career development, such as:
- Preparing for job interviews, negotiating faculty positions or preparing for promotion and tenure
- Improving your grant writing skills, learning about grant mechanisms for new investigators, and how to get published
- Networking with renowned leaders in the field, or finding collaborative opportunities within a variety of rehabilitation disciplines
- How to become a more active and recognized member within ACRM
- Building strong leadership and team science skills
The CDNG seeks to provide assistance with all of these common career development challenges and help you build a professional network to support your early career exploration and direction. Networking group members will work together to share relevant announcements, resources, professional contacts, mentorship support, and informative discussions.