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10 Strategies for Maximizing Your Experience at the ABA C.A.R.E.S.™Staffing Summit

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The ABA C.A.R.E.S. Staffing Summit is not just an opportunity for professional growth and networking; it’s a chance for you to actively shape the future of ABA careers. By implementing these 10 powerful strategies, you will not only enhance your own experience but also contribute to the collective effort of building a thriving ABA community. Get ready to embark on a transformative journey and make a lasting impact!

Let’s dive in!

  1. Do Your Research: Discover the wealth of knowledge and expertise that awaits you at the summit. By familiarizing yourself with the speakers and topics, you’ll be able to identify sessions that align with your professional interests. Prepare insightful questions and actively engage in discussions to make your voice heard.
  2. Make plans and connect: Utilize the summit as a platform to connect with like-minded professionals, potential collaborators, and mentors. By reaching out to colleagues, clients, and industry connections, you’ll foster meaningful relationships and expand your network. Together, we can drive positive change within the ABA community.
  3. Set Clear Goals: Set Clear Goals: Define your personal and professional goals for the summit. Whether it’s advancing your career, finding innovative solutions to staffing challenges, or exploring new business opportunities, having clear objectives will guide your actions and maximize your impact.
  4. Capture Memorable Takeaways: As you attend sessions and engage with speakers, capture the most valuable insights. Share these takeaways through blog posts, social media, or discussions with your colleagues. By disseminating knowledge, you’ll contribute to a collective learning experience that benefits the entire ABA community.
  5. Engage with Influential Speakers and Panelists: Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with industry leaders, speakers, and panelists. Engage in meaningful conversations, exchange ideas, and build relationships. By actively participating, you become an integral part of shaping the future of of the practices of ABA therapy. 
  6. Unwind and Connect at Social Events: Embrace the social events at the summit as opportunities to relax, connect, and forge strong bonds within the ABA community. Engage in conversations that go beyond professional topics and nurture lasting relationships. Together, we can create a supportive and collaborative environment.
  7. Stay at the Conference Hotel: Opt for staying at the conference hotel as it provides more opportunities to network with other attendees. You never know when a casual encounter might lead to a fruitful collaboration or provide a chance for meaningful connections. Even small interactions during shared transportation or in the hotel lobby can create valuable connections. 
  8. Prioritize Self-Care: Amidst the hustle and bustle of the conference, remember to take care of yourself. Eat nutritious meals, engage in physical activity, and prioritize quality sleep. Take breaks to recharge and reflect on the insights gained. The Wave Hotel, the conference location in Lake Nona, FL, was chosen with your self-care in mind. Take advantage of the complimentary yoga sessions and enjoy the rejuvenating pool. When you take care of yourself, you’ll be more alert, better able to learn from the speakers, and feel more comfortable meeting new people.
  9. Friendly Follow-Up: After the summit, maintain the connections you’ve made by following up with your new contacts. Share your gratitude, exchange insights, and explore potential collaborations. By nurturing these relationships, we can continue to shape the changes long after the summit concludes
  10. Take the Survey and Get Involved: Your feedback is crucial in shaping future summits and driving positive change in the ABA community. Participate in surveys, share your thoughts, and consider getting involved in the planning of upcoming events. Together, we can co-create an inclusive and thriving ABA ecosystem.

Welcome to the extraordinary journey of shaping your ABA career’s future at the ABA C.A.R.E.S. Staffing Summit! As you implement these 10 strategies, manifest the endless possibilities that lie ahead. Embrace the power of networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaborative spirit that unites us. Together, we will shape the future of our profession, uplift one another, and propel our careers to unprecedented heights. Join the movement, ignite your potential, and unleash the power of the ABA C.A.R.E.S. Staffing Summit!

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