Author: Eric Pensenstadler


  Organizational Success, Growth, and an Increased Return on Investment (ROI) require a thorough understanding and dedication to these principles: Reflection, Process, Accountability, Communication, and Passion. These key elements define an organization’s ability to be innovative, implement change, and be responsive to their team and consumers. 1.    Reflection Reflection is the first stage to optimize organizational success. Reflection begins with a thorough analysis of an organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). For most, this is a familiar development process, but what lacks is the “action” after a SWOT analysis is completed. Consequently, this results in the same failures...

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In Part 1 of “Joining a Professional Trade Association” the benefits we discussed were the Competitive Advantage member’s gain by being part of a national association and Inside Access to Innovations and New Developments within the industry. In Part 2, we’ll discuss Business Growth, Giving back to the Community and Having your Voice Heard. Business Growth Because you care so much about your career, you obviously want to be the very best. Professional associations foster your development by providing you with tons of learning opportunities. Many host webinars, workshops, training and countless other assistance for your business, and sometimes even your personal, growth. Professional Development – Many associations offer professional development via courses, workshops, publications, and information on their website shared only with members. They also keep members up to date on industry trends and how to deal with them. Some organizations offer newsletters, downloadable files and information, and blogs or forums only accessible to members. Networking – Most associations host or participate in annual conferences. This is an opportunity for you to mix and mingle with others in your field in both professional and leisure settings. There is also often a job fair where you can make contacts and stay up to date with the very people who hire – even if they’re not hiring right now.  Opportunities to get close to manufacturers and see new technology often before it...

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  Eric Pensenstadler, CRPAA Founder & Executive Director   Most of us can say that without the support of our peers and the professional organizations to which we belong, we would not be as successful as we are, or would not have even begun to know where to start in our given profession. Professional associations provide a singular place where like-minded professionals that are immersed in the inner workings of their industry can gather and provide participants with access to a variety of opinions and ideas. Membership in a professional association exposes you to new opportunities, and, to people...

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  Photo credit: Dave King, Steel City Drones We are very proud to open the CRPAA blog! Check back often for articles, information, and tips from some of the leading UAV experts as well as many different aspects of running and operating your business safely and legally. As CRPAA continues to develop and grow, this blog will remain public until the members-only login is enabled. We encourage you to share this on your social media outlets, newsletters, or you own blog feed. As a Founding Member, we ask for your help in growing the association and this is the perfect opportunity to...

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