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GEN BUS 360: Workplace Writing and Communication (Spring 2022)

Professional Organizations

What is a Professional Organization?

An association, society, or group, usually nonprofit, whose purpose is to

  • facilitate networking and professional development for professionals in a specific field or industry
  • advance and maintain the profession through conferences, publications, online forums, and social media
  • provide certifications and/or continuing education
  • promote an ethical code


Professional Organization Examples

American Society of Appraisers

American Society of Theatre Consultants

Associated Builders and Contractors

Cereal & Grains Association

Event Service Professionals Association

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association

National Notary Association

Content Credit

Content on this page was created by the Business Communication team at the Wisconsin School of Business.