Why Professionals Join CSMPS
1. Networking Opportunities
Make industry contacts through CSMPS to build your business. Networking suggestions: Attend seminars or participate in a workshop. Volunteer for a committee. Participate in peer group discussions, where you can ask your peers for advice and recommendations and share your own experience and knowledge.
2. Marketing Resources
Gain access to valuable resources on the CSMPS website, such as industry links, books, and videos. Read up on trends, best practices, and relevant issues impacting professional services marketing and business development.
3. Education (Seminars & Workshops)
Earn professional development credits from AIBC. Attending CSMPS programs can help you build your personal brand as an expert in marketing and business development, increasing your credibility with employers, coworkers, and peers.
Attend seminars, workshops, and peer group sessions to explore how other professional services firms are tackling the business challenges you and your colleagues face every day. Return to the office with innovative solutions and fresh ideas your company can put to work immediately.
4. Leadership Opportunities
Develop and practice your leadership skills by getting involved in CSMPS: Volunteer to serve on a committee, or on the board of directors.
5. Career and Recruitment Resources
Plan your career, gain access to advancement tools, and search for job opportunities through the CSMPS Job Board.
If your firm is seeking candidates to fill an open position, CSMPS can post the position on our website and circulate it to our distribution lists. CSMPS members and their firms enjoy a discount on employment ads posted in the Job Board section.
Why Firms Support Membership
CSMPS also supports the growth of professional services (A/E/C) companies by providing members with:
6. Industry Contacts
Contacts made through the CSMPS network facilitate teaming opportunities, business referrals, and knowledge of professional services (A/E/C) business practices, trends, and successes.
7. Professional Development Opportunities
Through involvement in CSMPS, your employees can demonstrate the thought leadership and expertise your firm has to offer clients and teaming partners. Your employees will have an opportunity to earn required professional development learning credits and have access to exclusive members-only peer group sessions.
8. A Community for Emerging Business Development & Marketing Leaders
CSMPS offers the emerging leaders in your organization access to the greater professional services (A/E/C, legal and finanical services) community, introducing them to community leaders, exposing them to big-picture perspectives, and fueling their passion for the industry and their professions—all elements in retaining the brightest and best talent for your company. The connections made in CSMPS lead directly to business opportunities with clients and teaming partners.
Heard enough? Join CSMPS today!
For More Information
Contact Maureen Bradley, CSMPS Administrator, at 604.818.6614 or email@example.com
2013 CSMPS Scholarship Submissions due May 31, 2013
§ Michelle Hassen, planningAlliance
§ Chris Chernoff, F4 Creative | Corporate Photo & Film
§ Rakhi Jethi, IBI Group
§ Helen Ritts, Bing Thom Architects
§ Fiona Walsh, Independent
CSMPS has helped me tremendously! Without CSMPS, I would not be where I am today. It is an amazing network.
CSMPS has allowed me to achieve my maximum potential as a marketer. I am very proud to be a member.
Belonging to CSMPS is a must if you want to connect with, and market to, the professional services community in Vancouver.