Why Join IAWP?

Developing + Connecting
Workforce Development Professionals

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Become a part of the IAWP Family

Are you looking for people who are passionate and care about workforce development as much as you do? For an opportunity to learn from and network with experts in the field? Could you benefit from enhancing and developing your professional skills? What about having a curated list of resources at your fingertips? Join IAWP today and become part of our family.

How Can IAWP Membership Help You?

You care about the people you serve each day.  Take time to care and develop yourself with an IAWP membership.  Explore our membership benefits below.

IAWP Member Benefits

We provide opportunities for you to develop and connect with workforce development professionals from across the country and around the world. Our member benefits include:

Member Interest Groups

Meet-up virtually with people who have similar interests in the workforce development system to share resources, talk about best practices, and problem solve.

Online Training Library

IAWP provides access to hundreds of e-learning courses at an industry low price.  Access it available to individual members as well as to organizations.

Leadership Development

Take advantage of opportunities to volunteer for IAWP to develop new or refine current leadership skills. IAWP provides multiple training opportunities for our volunteers!

Premium Website Content

Access our premium website content including our on-demand webinars, curated resources, member interest groups, and more.


Hear firsthand from pros about trends, best practices, and skill development. IAWP members also have access to the on demand library of past webinars.


Members attend our monthly webinars for FREE and receive reduced rates on all other educational programs, the Workforce Development Conference, Certified Workforce Professional.

Curated Resources

IAWP curates the best resources on topics related to workforce development for you to use in developing yourself and helping customers.

Career Development

Opportunities to take your career to the next level with just in time training, expert advice on your resume, mock interview workshops.

Workforce at Work

IAWP's monthly newsletter on what is happening across the workforce development system and how it impacts workforce development professionals.

IAWP helps you grow your career and your network

IAWP has been an important part of my career growth over the last 28 years.

I joined when I was a front line staff person in an unemployment office and retired after 38 years as a senior manager in my agency.

Terri Pasternik
Member Since 1991

Over the years, I have learned so much from attending IAWP events and conferences.

I recently interviewed for a promotion and was able to use my experience from IAWP on my resume as well as in the answers to my questions during the interviews.

Erika Motzko
Member Since 2013

Thanks to IAWP, Guess where I am Now?

If you are seeking to step up your professional and personal game, and excel in delivering exceptional service to your customers, then IAWP is a must!!

Walton Roper III
Member Since 1999

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Professional development
IAWP provides opportunities for members at all levels of their career to develop and refresh skills through webinars, certifications, online training, and the annual workforce development conference.

Easy to access and find resources
No need to search and hunt for resources!  IAWP provides a one stop shop for curated resources on topics relevant to both workforce and professional development.

Connecting to learn best practices
As the only workforce development professional organization focused on frontline practitioners, IAWP provides unique opportunities for professionals doing the work to share and connect with others doing similar work.

Save money
Our membership is the lowest in the profession.  And once a member, the savings add up with free live and on-demand webinars, discounts on educational programs and conferences, and low cost certification and educational opportunities.

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