Given the current times and the delay of our intended May Professional Development session due to COVID-19, we wanted to offer additional mechanisms for discussion and information-sharing among members.
We know that many RTPE members are independent consultant (ICs) or small businesses, and the current economic climate has its own specific implications for those working in these structures. So, we will be hosting an online forum addressing challenges and supports for these entities. See details below. A calendar invitation with this information was recently sent out via email.
Date/Time: May 29, 11:30am-1pm
Location: via Zoom at https://duke.zoom.us/j/3778698483
Focus: We will discuss challenges and supports for independent contractors and small business in the current climate. This will include focus on the following questions:
- What is challenging as an IC/small business at the moment?
- What questions do you have?
- What resources have been helpful? What others support would be helpful?
- Resources: We have started a GoogleDoc as a repository for resources. Please add to this as relevant! We will also be adding to this based on input provided during this session: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13tQk6yM28PRPcdb6oseqI9tPL6DP0H92wCG9uXjSjro/edit
Even if you are not currently an IC or small business, please feel free to join. Information discussed may be useful to you at another time, and you may have contacts or information useful to our IC/small business colleagues.
Also, if you have additional topics/issues you would like addressed in future sessions, feel free to let us know! We are looking to continue online discussion forums, and input on topics desired would help us be sure they are useful.