Before you go further, please be sure you are applying for membership with YOUR REAL NAME, FIRST AND LAST, or if you are signing up as an organization, publisher, or project, list the organization name here; then list the name of the contact person in the next question.
Just one question: What area of work are you pursuing for your licensing? I think you will find several in the Alliance who may be following your same path. Hope you find much of interest in the many blogs, forums, and groups.
Hi Gail. Welcome to the Alliance. I'm glad you've found us. I think you'll find many like-minded individuals in the community who are just like you--wanting to stay connected with other like-minded individuals and to work on better understanding themselves.
I have approved you application but would ask that you please add your last name to your membership. This is a very special community and to maintain the integrity, we ask that everyone sign up with their first and last names so we can interact more authentically and transparently. To add you last name, simply go to your "My Page" and you will see your name in the top right. Below that is a link for "Settings". Click there and you will get a page with a field where you can add your last name to your first.
Meanwhile, I encourage you to jump in and engage right away by joining a discussion, commenting on others' posts, or posting some of your own work. I'll send you some tips on navigating the site in a separate email. Enjoy!