Our Organization

Our Association

We are the leading association for the industry. We help professionals develop their skills and further their careers by providing access to unique and relevant content and exclusive member services. We provide continuity and support, guidance and leadership development opportunities to over 200 local and regional chapters.

Our independent non-profit association was created to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of our profession. Our strategic plan calls for continued work in the areas of advocacy, diversity, education, and organizational excellence.

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We advocate by uniting members around the world to work on the most important issues facing the profession.

We initiate and manage programs with governmental and non-governmental agencies, presenting industry positions and supporting documentation on key issues.

Discussion topics

  • Membership provides a number of benefits, including:
    • Discounts on product purchases and training fees

    • Member discounts on events

    • Invitations to special "Members Only" events

    • Discounted prices on product purchases

    • Free HR and legal support

    • Discount Insurance premiums

    • Free monthly newsletters, with content relevant to you

    • A place to belong with our Communities

    Our monthly eNewsletter will keep you up to date with special offers, available only to Members.

    If you have any questions about Membership Benefits, you can post them in this Forum, and a member of the Membership Department will post a response. 

    Last reply on February 13, 2016 by Mr. John M. Barry