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Employee Assistance Professional Development Discussion Forum



EAPA invites you to particpate in the Employee Assistance Professional Development Discussion Forum called "EA_Professional_Development". This e-mail based list is open to anyone interested in:
  • getting the "scoop" on professional development activities sponsored by EAPA;
  • sharing ideas for webinars, training courses and conference content you'd like to see EAPA offer;
  • networking with others who share your professional development interests.
Essential Information

Subscribe: Send an e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTS.EAPA.INFO and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write: Subscribe EA_Professional_Development

Post message: EA_Professional_Development@LISTS.EAPA.INFO

Unsubscribe: Send an e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTS.EAPA.INFO and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write: SIGNOFF EA_Professional_Development

Group home page: http://lists.eapa.info/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A0=EA_Professional_Development

This group is sponsored by EAPA and administered by EAPA’s Manager, Professional Learning Resources, Jan Price, LCSW, CEAP.


Discussion Forum FAQ

How do I join the Employee Assistance Professional Development Discussion Forum?

How do I access the archive of all previous discussions?

Discussion Forum Etiquette and Rules

Discussion Forum Tips

Essential Information

How do I join the Employee Assistance Professional Development Discussion Forum?

Signing up is quick and easy:

  1. Click here to go to EAPA's discussion forum home page
  2. Look for "Options", and click on "Join or Leave EA_Professional_Development".
  3. ONLY fill in your name and your e-mail address - do not change other fields. Click "Join EA Professional Development".
You will receive an initial confirmation message which states: Your command: SUBSCRIBE EA_Professional_Development John Doe has been received.

To confirm your listserv subscription simply click on the link provided (eg: URL: http://lists.eapa.info/cgi-bin/wa.exe?OK=xxxxxxxxxx=EA_Professional_Development).

Note: if the link doesn't work, cut and paste it into your browser. When you submit a message to the server, your message is relayed to all those on the listserv. You receive messages from other participants via e-mail. Now you are ready to send and receive e-mails to the Forum

  • To send a message to everyone subscribed to the Forum use the group email address: EA_Professional_Development@LISTS.EAPA.INFO
  • By default, your reply to any message will go Only to the message sender. To send your response to the entire group, select "Reply All" and ensure Only EA_Professional_Development@LISTS.EAPA.INFO is in the "To:" field on your message.
How do I access the archive of all previous discussions?

You will need to set a password for your account in order to access the archive. To do this: Employee Assistance Professional Development Discussion Forum Etiquette and Rules

  1. This is a moderated list.This means, each post is reviewed prior to submission to all subscribers. Please be patient, your post may be delayed up to 8 business hours.
  2. EAPA requests that you abide by the following guidelines:
    • You understand and accept that the information posted on this Forum represents the opinion of the individual who posts it and does not represent the view or opinion of EAPA.
    • You agree to refrain from posting advertisements on this Forum or using the Forum to solicit business or sell services.
    • You will use this Forum only to post questions relevant to Employee Assistance Professional Development and respond to requests for information with EAPA related information and support.
    • EAPA reserves the right to remove inappropriate postings.
  3. You must sign your postings. Indicate your name, title, and e-mail address. Anonymous postings are not allowed.
  4. Keep debate civil. Cursing and abuse are never acceptable. Always remember behind every email address is another person.
  5. Differentiate between public and private messages. The mailing list is public, professional space.
  6. Personal messages should NOT be sent via the Forum.
  7. Make subject lines descriptive. People should have a flavor of the message from glancing at the subject line. "Hello” is not helpful. "Recent Trends in EA Utilization" is.
  8. Edit the original message in your replies. When replying to a message, resend a few summarizing lines of the original message so the reader will know immediately what matter you are addressing. The user who receives dozens of messages a day can easily forget what he wrote a couple days before. However, do not resend the entire original message, especially if long, as it might be unwanted by the receiver, and an unnecessary burden for servers.
  9. Be brief. Say what you want to say succinctly. It will have a greater impact and more people will read it.
  10. Write clearly and logically. Simplicity of expression usually is best.
  11. Be prudent with speculation. On the internet, rumor can grow extravagant and spread like fire.
  12. Be cautious with humor and sarcasm. Typed language is naturally colder than spoken language, because it is stripped of voice inflections and body language. Quite easily, humor can be taken as insult, especially if subtle.
  13. Forums are only as good as the contributors make them.
Employee Assistance Professional Development Forum Tips

  • Search the archives of the Forum before asking a question or opening a new topic (it may already have been discussed).
  • NEVER send attachments to lists (they will often appear as pages of code and may introduce viruses).
  • NEVER send messages in HTML or "enriched text." Some subscribers may receive your message interspersed with HTML tags so that it is difficult to read.
  • References should be complete and accurate.
  • Double check all URLs in your message to be sure they work and do not have a misspelling or typographical error.
  • Carefully proofread posts prior to posting - check English spelling (especially NAMES), and grammar; remove all ambiguous and offensive material.
  • Pause a few minutes to review your post before sending it.
Important Information

Group home page: http://lists.eapa.info/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A0=EA_Professional_Development

Post message: EA_Professional_Development@LISTS.EAPA.INFO

Subscribe: Go to the Employee Assistance Research Main Page and under "Options", click on "Join or Leave EA_Professional_Development". ONLY fill in your name and your e-mail address - do not change other fields. Then click "Join EA_Professional_Development".

Unsubscribe: Send an e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTS.EAPA.INFO and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write: SIGNOFF EA_Professional_Development

Questions: Contact plrmgr@eapassn.org
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