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Professional Organizations. What is the Purpose of Professional Organizations?. Monitor the profession Provide structure and direction Help professionals remain current in the field. Benefits of Joining a Professional Organization.

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Professional organizations

Professional Organizations


What is the purpose of professional organizations

What is the Purpose of Professional Organizations?

  • Monitor the profession

  • Provide structure and direction

  • Help professionals remain current in the field


Benefits of joining a professional organization

Benefits of Joining a Professional Organization

  • Keeps you informed on current events in the field

  • Allows you to address issues and concerns in the field

  • You get special benefits as a member

    • conferences

    • journals


Professional organizations

  • Gives you a sense of identity in the profession

  • Allows you to exchange ideas with other professionals

  • Helps you to understand the body of knowledge

  • Allows you to network

  • Helps you build friendships


Incentives to join a professional organization

Incentives to Join a Professional Organization.

  • Professional Development

  • Networking

  • Credentialing

  • Journals, newsletters

  • Annual meetings

  • Voting privileges


Responsibilities in a professional organization

Responsibilities in a Professional Organization

  • Pay dues

  • Attend Conferences

  • Vote

  • Read journals and newsletters to stay current and informed

  • Participate

  • Share expertise

    • Presentations

    • writing


The american association of family and consumer sciences

The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Founded in 1909, is one of the oldest professional organizations in the U.S.

  • Purpose is to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life through programs that educate, influence public policy, disseminate information and publish research findings.

  • Only national organization representing family and consumer science professionals across practice areas and content specializations


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