Associate Professionals

Definition and benefits for individual associate professionals

Definition: Any individual working within a role that is not a recognised economic development role but is associated with and is a key support to enable and empower economic development practitioners in their work.


The following specific benefits available for associate professionals

  • An ongoing, comprehensive and stepped series of professional development opportunities (online and face to face) that would enable professional certification that is recognized and valued by employers
  • A jobs board that enables members to immediately identify job opportunities within ED around the country and internationally
  • Networking opportunities at a national level
  • The latest news and events within ED nationally and internationally
  • The opportunity to have input into EDANZ submissions on matters of national importance to economic development
  • An annual conference with a bespoke designed stream of seminars that reflects the issues and preoccupations of individual practitioners
  • Regular newsletters
  • A national peak body that advocates and speaks with authority on behalf of the interests of practitioners.
  • Use of post nominals – Associate.EDNZ
  • Discounted Professional Development fees
  • A recognised commitment to a code of ethics

Rules and Code of Ethics

Be sure to explore EDNZ’s rules and code of ethics before joining.

Fees and Payment

There is just one flat 12 monthly subscription fee of $250 plus GST for individual associate professional members.  When  you register you will be given the option of paying your subscription by credit card or direct debit.

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