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Gain employer support for your APICS membership

Tips for successfully gaining management approval

Your APICS membership benefits not only help you, but also the organization you work for. There are many ways to gain the support of your organization for your APICS membership and possibly defray some of the cost, making APICS a win for both you and your employer. Here are a few points you can use to present your case for management approval and involvement.

  1. Make a case for APICS.

    Point to examples of how you or your peers have used APICS education to better perform at work. Employers know that a skilled, qualified workforce is the most important investment an organization can make. Be sure your employer knows that APICS is a critical part of making the most out of that investment.

    Download this presentation for help talking to your employer about the value of APICS.
  2. Point to the bottom line.

    APICS members save on average 25 percent on educational offerings ranging from books and materials to conferences, courses, exams, and more. If your employer supports any of these professional development initiatives, you can demonstrate the value of APICS members-only savings.
  3. Be current and knowledgeable.

    APICS membership connects you to the latest industry content and research to help you do your job better—and connects your employer to research, case studies, and best practices.
  4. Be active.

    APICS volunteer activities provide experience and skills you can’t get anywhere else. Learn leadership, strategic thinking, consensus building and more and use those skills on the job.
  5. Access convenient local and global education.

    APICS offers a variety of educational formats across the globe. Whatever your work schedule or organizational priorities, APICS has educational offerings to help you and your organization improve productivity and achieve your goals.
  6. Join APICS as a group.

    By supporting more employees, your organization can multiply the benefits and savings of APICS membership. APICS offers a wide variety of group membership and education options.
    Join as a team here!