Professional organisations

The advantages of belonging to an industrial association lie in its broad perspective, its ability to support members legislatively, and its ability to influence system-wide decisions.

Such organisations act as a comfort zone, voice and back-stop, especially to the disenfranchised. Many also provide member services such as financial, travel and retail bargains.

A clever Principal will not place a 'them and us' divide between associations and the school but rather work closely with members for mutual benefit.

Always look on the bright side of life

Image courtesy of Michael Leunig