The summer has flown by and now it is officially fall. Are you already planning your 2016 educational opportunities? More details about each of the 12 courses being offered next year at GRIP will be coming in November. In the meantime mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 10 at noon Eastern if you want to register for the June 26-July 1 week of courses and Wednesday, March 2 at noon Eastern for the July 17-22, 2016 courses. The course titles and coordinators can be found here.
GRIP is happy to continue to provide fresh content and an unique opportunity to compact genealogical learning by offering two weeks. Last year 24 attendees took advantage of the “double-dipping” learning by enjoying both weeks at genealogical summer camp.
The sense of community that is developed over interacting with people from institute to institute and conference to conference can be achieved by everyone who attends these events. Although someone new to the experience may feel like “everyone knows everyone,” it won’t be long before you have that feeling of inclusion and support among friends. This is a wonderful side-benefit of spending a full week with your same classmates and instructors — you have time to socialize, dine together, and bounce research ideas.
One of your GRIP co-directors, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, did a webinar on creating your personal education plan. This involves looking at various opportunities according to your current skills, needs, and goals so that you can focus your educational time and dollars on the appropriate events so you can get the most for the effort. Money-saving tips and scholarships are also highlighted in the webinar which is available at BCG Educational Plan webinar.
Let us know how we can serve your educational needs through GRIP. Please email us if you have any questions.