The Power of Peers: GBA Peer Groups Forming Now for 2024

GBA started connecting people from different companies and similar job titles together to form Peer Groups in 2020. Since that time, there have been several long-standing, successful Peer Groups of CEOs, COOs, CFOs, and HR specialists. Participants report participating in GBA’s Peer Groups have been formative and have supported professional development and career advancements.

We are ready to take the next step as we launch more Peer Groups for 2024, and this is your opportunity to participate.

If you are looking for a way to meet people with similar job responsibilities, compatible experiences, and a willingness to collaborate for the benefit of all, please let us know!

Peer Groups
An ideal Peer Group includes six to nine people with similar titles, from different companies of similar sizes from different geographies. The group meets four to eight times annually to discuss common concerns, collaborate on challenges, and identify opportunities for personal and professional growth and company improvement. Meeting frequency, platform, duration, and facilitation are determined by the Peer Group, but Best Practices will be shared by GBA.

Benefits of Participating in a Peer Group
Becoming a member of a GBA Peer Group can offer numerous benefits and opportunities for your personal and professional growth and support the success of your company. Reasons why joining such a group can be valuable include:
1. Networking: GBA Peer Groups provide an excellent platform for networking with geoprofessionals who share similar interests and goals. Connecting with like-minded professionals can lead to new collaborations, partnerships, and access to valuable resources.
2. Knowledge Sharing: GBA Peer Groups offer a supportive environment where members can exchange knowledge, experiences, and best practices. Through discussions, and presentations, you can gain insights into geoprofessional industry trends, emerging technologies, and innovative approaches, which can enhance your contributions to the success of your company.
3. Leadership Development: GBA Peer Groups often provide opportunities for leadership. By interacting with experienced professionals, you can learn from their expertise, acquire new skills, and improve your professional capabilities.
4. Emotional Support: Professional GBA Peer Groups can offer a sense of belonging and understanding. You can share your challenges, successes, and concerns with people who can relate to your professional journey. This support system can help you navigate obstacles, gain perspective, and find encouragement during difficult times.
5. Career Advancement: Being part of a professional peer group can enhance your professional visibility and reputation. Engaging in group activities, contributing to discussions, and demonstrating your expertise can raise your profile within the industry. This increased visibility can open doors to new career opportunities and advancement.
6. Collaboration and Partnerships: Collaborating with peers who have complementary skills or expertise can lead to joint projects, partnerships, and business opportunities. By leveraging the collective knowledge and resources within the group, you can undertake larger initiatives and achieve greater success.
7. Professional Inspiration and Motivation: Interacting with ambitious and motivated professionals can inspire you to set higher goals, strive for excellence, and continuously improve yourself. GBA Peer Groups create a positive environment that encourages personal growth, accountability, and achievement.

Overall, joining a GBA Peer Group can provide you with a supportive network, valuable knowledge, growth opportunities, and a competitive edge in your field. It is a valuable investment in your professional development and can contribute to your long-term success and to the success of your firm.

Next Steps
GBA is accepting names of interested individuals to participate in future Peer Groups, which are forming now for 2024. We will then host an information meeting for each Peer Group, discuss the guidelines, and introduce a facilitator.

Let Us Know If You Are Interested

Peer Groups are forming quickly. If you have questions or are interested in exploring a Peer Group, please send your name, title, and contact information to Joel Carson, GBA’s Executive Director.

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