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I’ve talked before about the importance of engaging your young professionals or YPs. One way to do this is to encourage their strategic participation in YP groups.
From industry organizations to Chambers of Commerce, there are a plethora of YP organizations to choose from. Guiding your YPs to the groups that will benefit their career as well as your company is key.
Which groups make the most sense for your company’s goals and growth strategy? What groups are your more senior team members a part of and is there a YP group associated?
The Greater Houston Partnership recently created the Houston Young Professionals Endeavor, or as they call themselves, HYPE. The mission of HYPE is to enhance the next generation of Houston’s business leaders by providing professional and personal development opportunities to the YPs in the Greater Houston region.
Groups like HYPE, Young Professionals in Energy or the World Trade Soiree Jet-Set can assist your YPs in building their centers of influence early in their careers. By strategically positioning your YPs in organizations that are important to your business, it’s a win for you and your team.