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PERSPECTIVE

to keep up with compliance in an everchanging industry.
When you do something to make our
industry better, you become a leader. When
you write your state or federal representative
about an issue, you become a leader. In
short, when you give of your time, talents
and treasure to or for others, no matter how
much or how little, you become a leader.
And with enough leaders, our association
can effect change.
So if you don't consider yourself a
leader, you certainly have the capacity to
be one. Even at the most minimal level
you can effect change; not only in your
company, but within your community
and at the state and national levels as
well. With today's technology we are able
to do more in less time than ever before.

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Some simple things you can do to show
leadership in action include:
* Email your congressman/senator
through ACA's grassroots advocacy
campaigns.
* Get your staff trained and certified
through ACA's credentialing programs.
* Be a resource to local media and help
spread the word about the positive role
our industry plays in the U.S. economy.
* Give to the ACA International
Education Foundation and ACPAC,
ACA's political action committee.
* Participate in ACA unit meetings.
* Volunteer for an ACA committee.
* Network with new ACA members.
* Attend ACA International's 2016
Washington Insights Conference, April
20-21 in Washington, D.C.

This year, commit to doing just one
thing on the list you've never done before.
You can make a difference in someone's
life and maybe a difference in our industry
as a whole. My hope is that you recognize
that you have the capacity to lead if only
by taking the smallest action. Can you
imagine what could be accomplished if
every person in every member company
took action on any one of these?
I am excited about our industry and our
future. I look forward to seeing many of
you expand your leadership actions in the
coming months and years.
Bill Hopkinson, IFCCE, CPBE, is president
and CEO of CBC Inc. and VCS Inc. in
Charlottesville, Va.

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