RBLP Community of Practice

The RBLP Community of Practice is defined by our shared understanding of leadership fundamentals and a mutual interest in building and leading resilient teams.

We know that in any organization, getting the work done can be hard. Sometimes, it can be really hard. We know that resilient teams thrive in challenging environments because they can overcome adversity, and then adapt and grow together.

As leaders, we have a growth mindset and we understand that knowledge, skills, and abilities can be developed through hard work and dedication. We are self-directed, lifelong learners who take initiative and accept responsibility for our own learning.

We understand that being “brilliant at the basics” of leadership is essential for professional success in any occupation.

Next Actions

1. Create a LinkedIn profile.

If you don’t already have a LinkedIn profile, you should create one now. LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool that connects professionals from every industry. LinkedIn profiles serve as online resumes, allowing professionals to showcase their education, experience, and achievements.

Connecting with others on LinkedIn fosters opportunities to share ideas, job opportunities, and career advice. Thousands of thoughtful articles and industry insights are posted on LinkedIn daily.

If you passed one of our oral certification exams, add RBLP, RBLP-C, or RBLP-T after your name on your LinkedIn profile. You can also list your leader certification in the Headline section below your name on LinkedIn.

Once your profile is setup, connect with Mark Holman, our Chief Community Officer at RBLP. Next, search for “RBLP” and connect to other certified leaders on LinkedIn. Start with those in the occupations, industries, and geographies of most interest to you.

Read our Community Insights article: What are the Letters after a Person’s Name Called?

Follow the RBLP Leader Certifications page on LinkedIn.

Join the RBLP Community of Practice group on LinkedIn.

2. Accept your Credly digital badge.

Each person who earns one of our leader certifications or completes the Leadership Fundamentals Course is issued a digital badge via the Credly platform. Digital badges can be shared online and added to your LinkedIn profile for maximum visibility and recognition. They can attract the attention of recruiters, industry peers, and other professional connections.

Digital badges are also an easy and secure means for employers and others to verify your certification status.

See our Digital Badge Instructions.

3. Update your resume and submit for CEUs/PDUs.

In a competitive job market, adding your RBLP, RBLP-C, or RBLP-T leader certification to your resume can distinguish you from other job candidates. Your certification reflects your initiative and commitment to self-improvement. It indicates that you have taken extra steps to enhance your leadership knowledge and skills.

Keep in mind that employers are always thinking about the future growth of their organizations. When they hire people, they are looking for people who are not only capable but also adaptable and eager to learn. Organizations of all types want to hire people who can take on more significant responsibilities in the future.

Submit your RBLP Certification for CEUs/PDUs

Submit your RBLP-C Certification for CEUs/PDUs

Submit your RBLP-T Certification for CEUs/PDUs

4. Follow us on YouTube.

The YouTube platform is pivotal for building our community of practice. Videos rank high in Google search results and YouTube is the second largest search engine.

Videos capture and retain the viewers’ attention, and make complex topics more accessible. They enhance learning and knowledge sharing. Video content helps us build awareness, trust, and credibility.

Subscribe to the RBLP Leader Training and Certifications channel on YouTube.

5. Frame and display your certification.

Earning your leader certification is a significant achievement. It is a testament to your hard work, dedication, and professionalism. Displaying your certification, either at home or at work, showcases your commitment to learning and development.

In addition to being a source of pride for you, it can also serve to inspire and motivate others.

Your certification will arrive in the mail about two weeks after passing your exam.

RBLP® Community of Practice

6. Commit to always being “brilliant at the basics” of leadership.

In today’s complex and fast-paced world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by minutiae or sidetracked by fleeting leadership fads or trends.

Getting back to basics during times of adversity provides clarity and focus for leaders. Getting back to basics fosters self-reflection and growth. Getting back to basics allows leaders to refine their knowledge and skills, bolster their effectiveness, and address areas for improvement.

A steadfast commitment to being brilliant at the basics of leadership provides a solid foundation for both new and experienced leaders to build on. Our certified leaders can get back to basics by reviewing the Building and Leading Resilient Teams curriculum often.

7. Read books from our Professional Reading List.

Reading is essential for professional development because it exposes leaders to new ideas, concepts, and perspectives. Reading can help leaders discover new ways of thinking and it enhances mental flexibility.

Regular reading is known to improve cognitive functions like memory, concentration, and critical thinking skills. Reading improves writing and speaking skills by enhancing vocabulary and comprehension.

Reading can help leaders relax and reduce stress. Books can also be a source of inspiration and creativity. Books that focus on personal growth, motivation, and mindset can provide strategies for setting goals and overcoming challenges.

See the books on our Professional Reading List.