The Professionals’ Collaborative

The Professionals’ Collaborative represents several professional societies in Vermont that have identified common goals and membership. There are six member organizations:

The Association for Operations Management (APICS)

American Society for Quality (ASQ)

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)

Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

Project Management International (PMI)

Society for Technical Communication (STC)

Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Several leaders from the Vermont chapters of some of the country's most prestigious professional societies held a meeting to explore ways to collaborate such that all societies would win. Each group discovered similar challenges — limited memberships, difficulty in offering extra benefits, and leadership boards “hanging in there” but looking for a new spark. What came from that “think outside the box” discussion was the concept we now know as The Professional's Collaborative.

Twice a year, TPC will be developing and delivering a program of interest to all member organizations. If you are a member of ASQ, you will get notices of programs being offered by the other TPC organizations. And because of our Collaborative, in most all cases you are able to attend at the reduced member rate.

Many good things are still ahead. For example, we are creating a master calendar so that all TPC member organizations can coordinate dates and publicize all events happening here in Vermont.

If you would like to get more involved with TPC, or simply attend the next planning meeting, contact Tim King at