Benefits of Joining the Iowa Chapter of IAWP
Membership in the Iowa Chapter is $60.00 per calendar year. That's only about 16 cents a day! Membership dues can be paid by check and/or payroll deduct for IWD employees. Choosing this option costs $5.00 per month.
Education plays an important role in the association's objectives by promoting and improving the competence, knowledge and motivation of persons who operate and administer employment, unemployment, training and related programs. Chapter institutes and conventions also provide an educational experience for the membership. These include the annual State Meeting, District X meetings, and several zone meetings each year.
The International association offers the PDP (Professional Development Program) to any person interested in learning more about the profession. IAWP membership is not an enrollment requirement, although members do receive lower prices.
PDP is a series of self-study guides and corresponding examinations hat result in professional designations at three levels-Generalist, Specialist and Master. PDP deals only with United States programs for Employment and Training Systems, (Unemployment Insurance) Tax and Benefits, and Labor Market Information. There are three Specialists designations-ETS, TBS, and LMIS. The Generalist designation must be attained as a prerequisite to the Specialist. The Master designation is awarded only when all PDP exams are completed successfully.
PDP's versatile design offers great flexibility for use in training programs, orientation and other innovative educational initiatives.
The International Association sponsors two grant programs-the LSC (Logan S. Chambers) Individual Scholarship and the WSB (W. Scott Boyd) Group Grant. Both programs are named for former IAWP executive directors, and both are available for IAWP membership or programming that meets specific criteria. Brochures, which include grant applications, are available for each program.
By becoming a member of the Iowa Chapter of IAWP and attending institutes, a member has an opportunity to meet and share ideas with other members who do the same kind of work that they do. This affords a wonderful opportunity to see how others handle and deal with the same day to day challenges that they face.
MONTHLY IOWA CHAPTER NEWSLETTER
By becoming a member, you will be entitled to receive the HAWKIAPES, the award winning Chapter newsletter. This newsletter helps you keep up on Chapter activities, as well as be aware of legislative issues that could affect you and your work.
Becoming a member also entitles you to the Workforce Professional. This is the newsletter published at the National Level. Issued ten times a year, it features workforce development trends and association business as well as book reviews and workplace tips.
As events dictate, the association distributes a Legislative Action Memo to its Legislative Committee and interested parties. Memos outline needed action to ensure legislators and policymakers are aware of the positive effects and needs of the Employment Security System.
As a member of an International Organization, you are eligible for many types of discounts. Some of these include: Hotel discounts, rental car discounts, and insurance discounts.