This might be old news (the election was last week), and non-news to many. A new set of Junior Professional Associate Organizing Committee (JPAOC) was elected, and I’ll be heading the Communications sub-committee.
Offhand, one of my goals is to identify and bridge any communication gap between JPAs and the organization we’re working in (i.e., the World Bank) and between JPAs and other young professionals in international development. This write up concerns more the latter. The JPAOC has yet to meet together as group this coming week, but I want to know some things early on, what type of information do young professionals need other than what’s already available out there, and what mode of communication do you prefer (e.g., Twitter, email, blog, etc)?
A more lofty goal is to determine the young professionals’ place in international development. It is often told that young professionals inject innovation in the work place. How does one introduce innovation amid bureaucracy and institutions that are generally resistant to change?
I have a year to work on these lofty goals. Who knows I’ll just end up emailing happy hour invitations, which isn’t that bad.