Whether newly graduated or entering from another career, the emerging (practicing 10 years or less) RDN/NDTR has the potential to be a major—and long overdue—disrupter to the status quo of the profession. But how do educators, hiring managers, and supervisors better harness this newfound energy, while also planting seeds for engagement in the Academy and its subgroups? This panel discussion will feature a robust and diverse group of emerging RDNs who can offer a game-changing dialogue that is needed to 1) identify what the current and future workforce of nutrition and dietetics practitioners really want for themselves and for their patients/clients, 2) understand the necessary tools to create career pathways and foster hiring practices that resonate with the fast-paced world we live and work in, and 3) find effective ways to communicate the value of involvement in professional associations, both for individual growth and networking and for the betterment of the collective RDN/NDTR community.
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 3.1.1 Identifies strengths and opportunities for improvement in self and in others
- 4.1.4 Aligns work with organizational policies, strategic plans, mission statements, and visions.
- 2.4.1 Applies inter- and intra-professional collaboration and negotiation skills.
- Use tools from the Academy to Increase attractiveness to employers
- Explain how practitioners can continue a professional journey with significant contributions to the Academy
- Utilize a step-by-step decision process toward steadfast involvement with the profession
- Wynnifred Hoodis, MS, RDN, LD
- Matthew J. Landry, PhD, RDN, LDN
- Kathryn E. Lawson, MS, RDN
- Pamela Malo, MHS, RDN, KYT