RAPS DC-Baltimore Chapter Meets for Fun and Networking

Posted 16 February 2016 | By Nancy Singer, JD, LLM 

RAPS DC-Baltimore Chapter Meets for Fun and Networking

Despite warnings of a massive snow storm, members and guests of the RAPS DC/Baltimore Chapter gathered for an evening meet-up 21 January at Union Jacks pub in Bethesda, MD.

As they arrived, people joined in a game to "find the D-RAP," with "D-RAP" meaning the designated regulatory affairs professional. Attendees simply had to talk to one another in order to play. Then they formed groups to discuss topics such as how regulatory professionals can distinguish themselves from their colleagues, and key attributes regulatory professionals believe are important when hiring new people.

To distinguish themselves from their colleagues, the groups suggested using initiative to create innovative solutions to deal with challenging situations, and volunteering for additional assignments. Key attributes that regulatory professionals look for when hiring new staff include fitting in with the organizational culture, being a team player and exhibiting a willingness to provide a different opinion from that of the majority.

Participants said they enjoyed the session, and asked that the chapter provide additional networking sessions during the year.

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