by Shawna Suckow, CMP
As senior-level planners, dare I say that we’re the most respected segment of planners in the industry? Some of us logging more than 30 years in our jobs – long before our jobs were really even defined by the federal government, or anyone else for that matter. Long before there were college courses or mentor programs.
We’ve been trailblazers along the way, forging paths for others to follow. Whether we realize it or not, younger planners are watching us and molding the future of the industry based on what they learn from us. What we do, and how we behave, matters.
With that in mind, I challenge all of my fellow veteran planners to pledge along with me to improve the industry in the following three ways:
Shawna Suckow, CMP, is the Founder & Chairwoman of SPIN, the 2,500-member Senior Planners Industry Network. Honors include being named Top 100 Women Business & Tech Speakers Globally, Top 25 Women in the Industry, Top 25 Most Influential in the Meetings Industry, and Planners' Favorite Speakers of 2014 and 2015.
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