From one-off projects like writing a magazine article, contributing to the blog, presenting a webinar, speaking on the podcast or conducting research to joining a committee that meets monthly, quarterly or twice a year – there are many ways to get involved with IAPD. Volunteers make our association and the performance plastics industry stronger!
What Do IAPD Committees Do?
What Does it Look Like to Sit on an IAPD Committee?
Why Should You Join an IAPD Committee?
The Convention and Expo Committee serves as the advisory group for education during the Annual Convention, provides direction on the site selection process and serves as the policy review board for the Annual Convention.
The Editorial Committee provides guidance and review for editorial and advertising content in the print and digital editions of Performance Plastics magazine. The committee also collaborates on content matters with other committees to provide for more synergy in all of the content IAPD provides.
The Education Committee conceives and develops all the educational programs and services provided by IAPD University, including the Level I and Level II Performance Plastics Certificate Program, the Excellence in Sales Certificate Program, the PVF Certificate Program, the Introduction to Plastics and the online onboarding, sales and safety training.
The Environmental Committee encourages IAPD members to adopt green business practices, provides education about the sustainability of plastics and promotes the environmentally friendly qualities of plastics to the public.
The Government Relations Committee guides IAPD in its efforts to fight plastics deselection, anti-plastics campaigns and any future legislation that would impact the business of IAPD’s members. The committee promotes grassroots efforts among member companies, assisting with outreach to local, state and federal legislators to help promote plastics and the plastics industry as job creating and environmentally responsible. The committee also collaborates with a lobbyist firm in Washington, D.C., to promote IAPD’s position to lawmakers.
The Marketing Committee assists IAPD staff in reaching IAPD’s marketing and communications goals, which are directed by the association’s strategic marketing plan. This committee collaborates with other committees to help promote their projects and services, plus guides IAPD in its branding efforts.
The Membership Committee focuses on member retention and recruitment. Committee members review membership applications and interview applicants as well as oversee the renewal process. Committee members act as a first point of contact with new members at the Annual Convention and with follow up calls.
The IAPD Nominating Committee is responsible for reviewing and selecting candidates for open positions on the IAPD Board of Directors. Approvals of the nominations are determined by a vote of the IAPD membership at the IAPD Annual Convention.
The Scholarship Committee acts on behalf of the IAPD Charitable Foundation to develop an annual award program for IAPD member company employees, their children and to encourage the study of polymer sciences.The committee works to implement enhancements to the award program and seek ways to award member companies while strengthening the plastics industry as a whole.
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Topics of interest to those in the Canadian plastics industry are discussed in this CIG.
All Manufacturers’ Representatives are welcome to join this common interest group. This CIG discusses topics important to the group.
Everyone in the Pipe, Valves and Fittings (PVF) business is welcome to attend this common interest group. This CIG discusses topics relevant to the PVF segment of the industry.
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The Small Distributor Council is comprised of member distributors and fabricators whose plastics distribution sales are equal to or less than US$19.9 million.
The Scholarship Task Force will study and identify the degree programs that align with our members’ talent acquisition and workforce development needs.
The Workforce Development Task Force studies the challenges IAPD members are facing with regard to attracting the next generation of talent and makes recommendations for what IAPD can do to help.