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Make Your Voice Heard

March 31, 2012

Our industry is at a critical juncture. As we move into a “full-fledged” profession with the various stakeholders (AFMTE, AMTA, ABMP, FSMTB, MTF, NCBTMB), actually attempting to play well with each other and work in harmony for the greater good of the profession, now is the time to make sure your voice is heard! Get involved with the various organizations. Express your concerns and your vision. It can be as simple as writing letters and posting comments on feedback forms, to more in-depth involvement such as volunteering to assist at events, joining committees, serving on boards or participating in task forces.

“You may think your actions are meaningless and that they won’t help, but that is no excuse, you must still act.”    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength but by perseverance.”       H. Jackson Brown

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2 Responses to Make Your Voice Heard

  1. Cherie Sohnen-Moe on June 4, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Hi Wilma. A lot has happened since I wrote that post. BTW the Federation is not trying to put NCBTMB out of business. At this meeting it was decided to support NCB in making the necessary changes to meet the states’ needs and NOT create another CE approval provider process. As far as the MOCC is concerned, this came from the states. The third phase of the proposal (and indeed it is just a proposal) is to remove CE requirements from the states’ oversight. Licensing boards are charged with the duty to ensure safety — not excellence. Excellence falls under the purvue of professional associations and certification boards. Continuing education is vital for the individuals as well as the profession as a whole. The proposal isn’t to eliminate CE, just remove it from the states’ jurisdiction. And who knows if this will even pass….

  2. Wilma on June 4, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    What playing nice with each other? The Federation is trying to put the National out of business with continuing ed no longer being required, to be replaced by an endless repetition of basic skills provided solely by (surprise) the Federation.The Alliance claiming they represent educators, then stabbing them in the back when producing the Federation study.This is “nice”? Huh?

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