NATA 2020 presidential Election has Candid Candidates
Chad and Kevan host Candid Athletic Training where they take a look at Athletic Training very candidly.
Kathy and Katie are used to answering questions about Athletic Training and fixing what is broken. We wanted to have some very Candid Candidate discussions to help you know your next NATA president.
Why would your undergraduate mascot make the best Athletic Trainer
KF: Beaver: adaptable, ferocious, make a phenomenal home from out of nothing, leaves everything better than it found it.
Being a team player, quietly getting things done under the radar
KD: Longhorn – Magnanimous animal
Quiet, slow-moving; large and graceful
If you get in the ways of the horns you will regret it.
Rehab specialty: Administration – quiet, contemplative
K – Cat D – I want it to be applicable and pertinent
M – EBP – a lifelong commitment to learning
F – Lecturing – it is a rush to share that knowledge
F – Cat B
M – EBP
K – the Cat D
What will you miss most about the COVID19 2020 convention cancellation?
People, socials, energy, relationships
Mount Rushmore 4 things you feel young ATs will face and need to be prepared for
- Give your self a break…there is a lot to learn
- Professional Communication
- Continue to learn
- Advocacy and showing your value is CRUCIAL
- Follow your contract – Do not give your time away for free
- Policies – have those ready and follow them
- You Are Enough…
- Mentor over Data
How do you negotiate time for yourself?
KF: your first job is the only one where you might not negotiate…after that it is on you
KD: We are not training our students to negotiate.
How are you going to best get your objectives communicated to people?
KF: NATA News
Be responsive to the people
KD: Diversity in mediums
Being willing to reach out on all of the different mediums.
Kathy prefers face to face or phone call, but currently have to respond and react.
Opinions on the dangers and benefits of Social Media
KF: uses it as a positive outlet
FB, Twitter and IG
It is irresponsible to hide behind the account
It is a good source of what ATs are thinking and feeling
KD: Hardest thing is to keep up with all of the platforms
SM can really help reach people
It is really easy to anonymously complain…but is your message getting through if you are hiding.
“We learn the most from people who are unhappy”
Hats – Clinicians, educators, legislation
KD: We all have some of those roles with a focus
- Feels it is more regarding settings vs roles
KF: I do all three of them
- The researchers are valuable
Retention Rates in AT
KF: became members of American Advisors for allied health professionals
- The continued growth of opportunity
- It is a barge, so we can not turn on a dime
- Supply and demand
- Negotiate contracts
- Can we improve life balance in the traditional setting.
- Non-traditional settings will likely bring the secondary setting up due to economics
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