Young Professionals

APCO 2018 is a great opportunity for you to enhance both your personal and professional growth as a member of the public-safety communications industry. Our goal is to ensure your experience at conference is one that is memorable and contributes to your success. To give you a good start with knowing what to expect, we have listed some helpful information below.

Young Professional Mixer
Sunday, August 5, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Lagasse’s Stadium at the Venetian-Palazzo, Veranda Area

Must have badge for entry. Come network with fellow young professionals (35 years of age or younger). Invitations will be sent via email in July.

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Young Professional Meet-Up
Monday, August 6, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Venetian-Palazzo, Level 1 (Across from Casanova Ballroom)

Stop by to learn about the newly formed APCO Young Professional Taskforce and how you can get involved, hear experiences of other young professionals in the industry, and network with your peers. Jonathan Jones, the Young Professional Taskforce Chair, will guide a causal conversation about current issues you face as a young professional in your career and allow time to brainstorm ideas on how to grow within your position.

As a young professional, my membership and involvement with APCO International has helped catapult my career to the next level. From volunteering for committees and taskforces to attending the conference each year, APCO has truly helped grow and develop the skills I need to be successful as a public safety communications professional.

I encourage my fellow young professionals to get involved by volunteering and develop relationships by networking with others during the conference. Getting involved with APCO will not only help you grow in your current position, it will help cultivate your leadership skills to prepare you for future opportunities.

~Jonathan Jones, 911 Communications Supervisor, Tactical Dispatch Team Commander, Athens-Clarke County Police Department; Young Professional Taskforce Chair

Your Conference, Your Way!
APCO International supports the young professional community by offering tailored programs, education, and events which are designed to help cultivate future leaders in the public safety communication industry. Make sure to check out these areas at conference.

Career Advancement Center
Take this opportunity to engage in discussions with experts from both the private and public sector on topics critical to your professional development. CEU’s are available.

Resume Review
Sign up for the opportunity to have your resume reviewed by industry professionals

Professional Development Sessions
Make sure to check out the different sessions in our Leadership Development track. CEU’s are available.

Think Tank Sessions
These short, 30-minute educational sessions are set in a relaxed environment where you can exchange ideas and experiences.

Keynote Addresses
All three keynote addresses this year will focus on leadership.

Articles of Interest
Below are a few articles that might assist you in developing leadership skills along with information on how to grow your role in the workplace.

​8 Pieces of Advice Every Young Professional Should Be Told

6 Tips for Young Professionals to Gain Respect at Work

4 Ways to Develop Leadership Skills in Your Everyday Life

Motivating Millennials and Everyone Else for That Matter

​6 Strategies Smart People Use for Having Really Interesting Conversations