Become A Member of SIPMA
There are a number of reasons why professionals join SIPMA.
- SIPMA provides an opportunity to receive continuing education in the field of Management and Human Resources/Organizational Development by featuring guest speakers who present important and timely information on relevant topics.
- By interacting with colleagues, SIPMA members gain insight into new and innovative ways to approach leadership issues.
- SIPMA members are given an opportunity to make new friends with people who share a common interest while also sampling some of the finest restaurants in southern Illinois.
- SIPMA members can interact on a daily basis through a private, members-only message board on the SIPMA web site.
SIPMA meets on the third Thursday of each month, except in April, when the SIPMA annual conference is held in lieu of a monthly meeting, July, August, and December. An informal gathering that allows for excellent networking opportunities usually precedes meetings. The meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social time and dinner, followed by a business meeting, speaker presentation or company tour, and a legislative update. A question and answer session follows each program. Our June meeting ends the year with a fun celebration of all the hard work that we have accomplished throughout the year. In the past we have done all sorts of things for this meeting such as winery events, picnics and murder mystery dinners.
SIPMA meetings are held at some of the finest restaurants in Southern Illinois! Members are notified in advance via email with the location and the agenda for upcoming meetings.
Click here to review the SIPMA by-laws.
Annual membership dues are $40 per person in the same organization (see cost summary below). The membership year extends from January through December. The only other member expenses are the cost of meals at the monthly meetings and the registration fee for the annual conference. Most employers are willing to reimburse for these expenses. Receipts are provided at the meeting for this purpose.
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If you would like to become a member of SIPMA, please click on the link below to complete the membership form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to provide you with more information.