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Collaborate With Others

Don’t forget to network!

Part of your learning and growth comes from interacting with peers and experts.  We encourage you to take advantage of affinity groups and professional organizations.

  • Affinity groups are people linked by a common interest or purpose.  They provide forums for you to gather and share ideas outside your particular work unit.  Your agency likely has a range of affinity groups for employees to join, including those built around military service, ethnic background, environmental interests, and leadership development.
  • Professional organizations usually seek to further a particular profession, the interests of individuals engaged in that profession, and the public interest.  These networks can help you develop in your professional expertise, which also benefits your organization and agency.