IAWP's Mission Statement

The International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) is a worldwide professional association available to all individuals with a common interest in Workforce Systems. IAWP equips members for success providing the highest quality of education, leadership, information exchange and recognition of excellence through a network of local, regional, national and international chapters preparing members for the workforce challenges of tomorrow.


The Iowa Chapter of the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) is a non-profit professional training organization. It is part of a worldwide organization of professionals employed in public and non-profit programs that provide Employment Services, Unemployment Insurance, Labor Market Information, Job Training and a variety of services related to the workforce needs of citizens, businesses and organizations.

Founded in 1913, (IAWP) predates much of the United States legislation that created and consolidated many of the programs that now comprise the national workforce development system. It is the oldest and most widely recognized organization for professionals working in employment programs, providing a myriad of services, benefits, educational programs, legislative awareness activities and recognition avenues for members and the organizations in which they are employed.

With over 13,000 members worldwide, (IAWP) is a non-profit education association exclusively dedicated to workforce professionals with a rich tradition and history of contributions to workforce excellence. IAWP members form an integral part of the success of the workforce development system. IAWP members recieve the tools and resources they need to effectively contribute to the workforce system daily. By providing relevent education, timely and informative communication and valuable findings of pertinent research, IAWP equips its members with knowledge, information and practical tools for success.

The mission of our Iowa Chapter is to ENHANCE member growth and development; to SERVE personnel in employment, unemployment, training and related programs; and to SUPPORT administrators and the agencies.

The Iowa Chapter extends a welcome to you and encourages you to contact us regarding membership in the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP).

Join Now!

Our passion for our profession transfers into better service for our clients !

Our Code of Ethics

As a member of the International Association of Workforce Professionals, I will...

Join Now!