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The Early Professional SIG (EPSIG) is a group dedicated to the advancement of our early professionals in the organization. This group was created to provide a forum for communication among Early Professional (zero to five years post-graduation) physical therapists/ physical therapists assistants in Ohio. 

Meet the Early Professional SIG Chair: Drew Snyder, PT, DPT 

 


Composition

The EPSIG is comprised of a Chair, three (3) Pillar Leaders and six (6) District Representatives. The EPSIG will have one member from each OPTA district serve as a district representative. District Reps shall attend the district meetings and events occurring within the district they represent to serve as a communication link between the EPSIG and their respective OPTA district by preparing reports on district activities/concerns for the EPSIG Executive Committee.

Pillars 

Leadership

The Leadership Pillar will focus on developing programming and/or resources to develop EPSIG members’ leadership skills, facilitate opportunities for EPSIG members to attend leadership programming within the Association, and aid EPSIG members in identifying opportunities for future leadership within the OPTA and within our communities. The Leadership Pillar Leader shall assist the EPSIG chair in directing the EPSIG’s efforts to carry out the points of focus expressed within the Leadership Pillar, in addition to joining the conference committee to serve as a communication link between the EPSIG and conference committee.

    

 

 

 Mentorship

 The Mentorship Pillar will focus on developing a clinical mentor resource list of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants with an interest in mentorship and are willing to mentor EPSIG members. The Mentorship Pillar Leader shall assist the EPSIG chair in directing the EPSIG’s efforts to carry out the points of focus expressed within the Mentorship Pillar, aid in facilitating communication between clinical mentors and EPSIG members, and serve as the Student SIG liaison to facilitate communication and mentorship between the EPSIG and Student SIG. 


 

 Membership

The Membership Pillar will focus on developing programming and/or resources for issues affecting Early Professionals, coordinate social media campaigns that highlight the benefits of membership of Early Professionals, and facilitate awareness of the multitude of ways members can get involved within OPTA more generally. The Membership Pillar Leader shall assist the EPSIG chair in directing the EPSIG’s efforts to carry out the points of focus expressed within the Membership Pillar, coordinate any social media campaigns, share upcoming events within the Association with EPSIG members, in addition to joining the membership committee to serve as a communication link between the EPSIG and membership committee.

 

Election Timeline

Call for Nominations: Oct. 15-Oct. 26, 2018
Early Professionals Can Nominate Yourself or a Colleague Here (Candidate Recommendation Form)
Open Positions: Three (3) Pillar Leaders; Six (6) District Representatives

Elections/Voting Open: Oct. 29-Nov. 28, 2018
Voting Open for All OPTA Members 0-5 Years Post-Graduation

New Officers Announced: Nov. 30, 2018

Terms Start: Dec. 3, 2018
Terms are three (3) years; staggered organically through professional status

 

Interested in being a part of the Early Professional SIG? Email Victoria Gresh at vgresh@ohiopt.org

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