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Within many professional fields or communities of practice there are non-profit organizations formed to support employees. These organizations provide news relevant to the profession, skill development resources, and certifications.
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The Academy of Management (the Academy; AOM)
AOM is a professional association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about organizational management
The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM)
AAHAM is a professional organization in healthcare administrative management in the areas of health information management, coding, data analysis, and privacy.
The American Management Association (AMA)
AMA is a corporate training and consulting group with a non-profit membership organization that offers business courses in communication, leadership, marketing, sales, human resources, finance, and accounting.
American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
AMWA is an organization for medical communication professionals offering educational programs, publications, and opportunities for networking.
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
ACR is a professional association for mediators, arbitrators, educators, and other conflict resolution practitioners enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.
Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
CCL focuses on leadership education and research, and solving the leadership challenges of individuals and organizations.
The Leadership Forum
The Leadership Forum offers free general content on leadership and a leader’s role in the work environment. Specializing in helping businesses and business executives grow, this firm offers executive coaching, strategic and business planning, marketing andemployee/management training.
Association for Talent Development (ATD)
formerly American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
ATD is a non-profit association for workplace learning and performance professionals in the training and development field.
Chicagoland Chapter of ATD (CCATD)
formerly Chicagoland Chapter of ASTD (CCASTD)
CCATD serves as the local chapter of the ATD that provides networking opportunities and guidance in the training and development field.
Human Resources Certification Institution (HRCI)
HRCI is a certifying organization for the human resource profession. HRCI offers the Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and other certifications.
Human Resources Management Association Chicago (HRMAC)
HRMAC is a forum for human resources leaders, practitioners, service providers, and business executives charged with designing and delivering workforce strategies and business performance.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management.
Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI is one of the world’s largest non-profit membership associations for the project management profession offering globally recognized standards and certification programs, extensive academic and market research programs, as well as professional development opportunities.
Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC)
RACC is composed of active certified research administrators whose role is to certify that an individual, through experience and testing, has the fundamental knowledge necessary to be a professional research or sponsored programs administrator.