IAOP Memberships

“IAOP Membership gives our organization the opportunity to take part in very powerful and provocative roundtables and events. I highly recommend IAOP and its network to grow your brand and contribute to the larger dialogue in the industry.” ~Patrick Corcoran, DXC

IAOP brings together professionals and academics from all over the world to share techniques, technology and most of all, exciting new ideas. As an IAOP member, you'll join a network of over a hundred thousand members and affiliates who work in the field, with a wealth of knowledge and experience you can't find anywhere else! Becoming a professional member can move your career forward by connecting you with knowledge, high-quality training, the latest tools and tactics, exposure to innovative thinking and unparalleled peer networking. Becoming a corporate member gives your organization the edge to get ahead. No other association in our industry provides more ways to connect with the people and resources they need to be successful.




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Organizations and government agencies currently working in collaborative relationships and who are considering one or more collaborative initiatives – whether they are shared services, global business services, outsourcing or other variants – should become Buy-side Corporate Members of IAOP. This membership provides organization-wide access to the association’s research, training, certification and networking programs – all designed to help companies achieve better business results through strategic partnerships.  Membership can be customized to suit your organization's needs.


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Service providers, advisory firms and economic development agencies have different goals and are a fit for Provider Partner/Advisor Corporate Membership. This membership provides the same organization-wide access to IAOP’s research, training, certification and networking programs as Buy-side Corporate Membership, but also includes member-only sponsorship opportunities that serve the marketing and business development needs of these companies.  Membership can be customized to suit your organization's needs.






Professional Membership is available to individuals – either as part of their company’s Corporate Membership or on an individual basis. This membership serves the needs of those working in collaborative partnerships as buyers, providers or advisors. In addition, it provides these professionals with direct, personal access to association services. Benefits include:

  • Build your outsourcing knowledge arsenal with access to thousands of white papers, webinars, conference proceedings, reports, articles, research and more at IAOP’s repository, PULSE central
  • Gain access to the OPBOK, a cohesive and comprehensive outline of the commonly accepted practices and skills required to ensure your success
  • Get up-to-the-minute global information on the industry and IAOP via a complimentary subscription to PULSE, the official magazine of IAOP
  • Create your Personal Profile in IAOP's Members Directory and start building your network
  • Register for OWS, IAOP's annual event, as well as other IAOP conferences and events at the lower member rate
  • Receive discounts on IAOP’s training and certification programs

Annual Membership dues: $395     




Young Professionals Membership provides young professionals, 35 and under, working in collaborative partnerships – including outsourcing, global business services, shared services, sourcing and other variants - guidance, support and connection to the association and its global network. This membership includes the same benefits as Professional Members.

Annual Membership dues: $195




Academic Membership is available to all full and part-time faculty at any college or university. Student Membership is available to all full and part-time students actively enrolled in a college or university. These memberships provide direct access to IAOP services and include:

  • IAOP’s online Knowledge Center, PULSE central – more than 1,000 articles, studies, reports and conference proceedings to enhance your studies
  • Personal Profile in the IAOP Members Directory – as you work on securing a job in the industry, this is a great way to stay connected
  • Participation in IAOP's Centers of Excellence and The Center for Social Impact
  • Subscription to PULSE – a leading publication covering the industry 

Annual Membership dues: $50



Associate Membership is IAOP's free individual membership, which allows guest access to select online resources and webinars as a way to experience membership on a trial basis. You will be added to our database to receive emailed updates on what's happening at IAOP.


Membership dues:  Free

To ensure a free-flowing exchange of information among all of its members, IAOP maintains a strict non-solicitation policy.

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