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Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 6th Annual NAAHP Conference


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Article By: NAAHP

The conference brings together nearly 500 participants from across the world, from multiple disciplines. You wouldn’t want to miss this gathering and the opportunity to learn from your peers and network with industry leaders.

A wide range of sessions will reach professionals of every level with timely topics impacting Haiti and the greater Diaspora, as well as provide opportunities to connect with subject matter experts for the exchange of ideas.

Here are the top 10 reasons for attending the 6th Annual NAAHP Conference:

#1 A unique once-a-year opportunity

The NAAHP Annual Conference is the largest event of the year organized by the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals. It is a pivotal moment where Haitian professionals and students along with friends of Haiti gather to hear empowering talks on best practices and emerging trends in leadership, professional development, and entrepreneurship within the workforce.

#2 Learn new trends, strategies, tactics

Our speakers, panel discussions, and breakout sessions will provide you with the latest advice, research, and trends. Staying informed on career trends will only help you in the long run and will put you one step ahead of the competition.

#3 Customize your agenda 

Learn from industry leaders in our breakout sessions. You will leave stimulated and inspired.

#4 Build a better resume

Conferences are an important part of your education and professional development. Listing your NAAHP membership and conference attendance on your resume is impressive to current or future employers as it shows that you are dedicated to staying connected to your profession and to causes you believe in.

Below is an example of how to present your conference experience on your resume:

Conferences Attended

National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) – November 2017
National Career Development Association (NCDA) – 2007, 2008, 2009
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) – May 2014

#5 Network and connect

Networking is key for the movers and shakers of the community. Making connections is critical, and attending the NAAHP conference give countless opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals. For most people, creating professional relationships is important, and joining a group allows you to have a sense of security and trust. From this, you are able to support and help one another in reaching your professional goals.

#6 Spread the impact

Share the knowledge and ideas you learn with your organization: present, discuss and get set to make a change.

#7 Make new friends

We know how hard can be to get out and meet new people. Use your conference attendance as an opportunity to escape the norm and meet new people that may give you a reason to come out of your shell a bit more and have fun.

#8 Value for your money

With a 3-day intensive conference schedule, you will access strategic knowledge and expertise that’s worth its weight in gold from an impressive array of recognized professionals. Your membership dues and any donations you make fund our programming. The NAAHP supports Haitian professionals, students, and diaspora members reach their goals and advance professionally.

Your NAAHP conference fee, membership dues, and any donations you make fund our programming so we can continue to support Haitian professionals, students, and diaspora members reach their goals and advance professionally.

#9 Strength in numbers

Establishing a presence in any career field often demands working long hours in the office and bringing work home when the doors close. At the end of the day, you may have ideas for cultivating partnerships, yet not feel up to shouldering all the responsibility to organize them. With the NAAHP, you have access to an established support system of experienced people who are motivated to get things done.

#10 Stay inspired and stay motivated

Learn to love what you do. You may not even know that you love something, but it’s important to be proactive about things you discover on the journey. Register for the conference today and discover something new.

Need help convincing your boss to sponsor your attendance? Download our Attendance Justification Toolkit


National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals

NAAHP is focused on connecting a global community of peers with career advancement resources as well as fostering transformative relationships to strengthen Haiti through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

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