The Washington Occupational Therapy Association is the professional membership community for OT practitioners in Washington State. We believe participating in WOTA will make you a better practitioner, help your career and improve your community.
WOTA is volunteer-driven, with part-time professional staff. We rely on memberships to fund the important work we do for education, advocacy, and more in our state. Specific benefits of WOTA include:
Each year, WOTA puts on a two day conference called WOTACON, the premier OT educational event in the state. Occupational Therapy Practitioners, as well as other allied healthcare professionals, offer both research-based content and best practices from the clinical side of things. We also sponsor a one day mini conference.
Additionally, we offer workshops throughout the year on various topics of importance to our professional community. And, we offer on-demand webinars on issues that are time-sensitive and relevant to our members. Not only do these activities bring the OT community together, they also provide an affordable way to gain valuable CE credits.
Professional Regulatory and Legislative Advocacy
A healthcare-related profession like ours needs strong representation at the state capitol. Legislative and regulatory decisions taken by state officials affect our practice environment dramatically. Washington is ahead of most other states on adapting to ACA changes, and changes in the federal government means that ongoing monitoring is of the utmost importance. Part of your membership fees go towards hiring expert support in order to have a seat at the table as state-wide decisions are made at our capital in Olympia.
Networking and Career Success
Career satisfaction and success flourish when OT practitioners become members of WOTA’s community. WOTA resources foster networking, mentoring and peer support. Our interest-based email groups can help you come up with solutions to work-related problems. Additionally, WOTA will make sure you’re in the know on all things OT here in the state. Visit us on Facebook for real-time updates on issues of importance to OT practitioners. Join Today!
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