We all say it. We often promise to do it. But how often do we actually fulfill that promise? With all our good intentions, the pressures of life do lead us astray. But when we do our best, pushing through obstacles, using all our efforts, the satisfaction is enormous. And the rewards are sweeter because they’ve been hard earned.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” RWIEF helps you do just that. Our Foundation has supported right of way education for over 40 years, funding courses for both the beginner and the experienced in our industry. A plethora of basic and intermediate courses will pave your way to a certification or designation. Many advanced courses are available for those who have been in the business for years.

This notion of doing your best also applies to governing boards. As Chapter and Regional officers, do your boards need help? Why not take advantage of the free leadership videos available at IRWA University? Eleven training modules can help Chapter and Region boards to do their best and be more effective within IRWA.

Invest an hour with your board reviewing a leadership module. Invest a day or two for yourself taking an on-line or in-person class. You’ll increase your knowledge, build equity in your profession and give yourself a leg up in the worthy art of doing your best.