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Headway and our workforce solution experts have been building industry relationships since 1974. We include the following organizations in our greater network of associations, accreditations, and friends.

American Association for Public Opinion Research

American Association for Public Opinion ResearchAAPOR was founded in 1947 by a group of dedicated public opinion research pioneers. AAPOR has occupied itself with professional matters: Public Opinion Quarterly, which became the official journal in 1948; professional standards; and above all, advancing research theory and methodology.

American Bankers Association

American Bankers AssociationFounded in 1875, the American Bankers Association represents banks of all sizes and charters and is the voice for the nation’s $13 trillion banking industry and its 2 million employees. ABA marshals the talent, energy and perspectives of its members to bring about positive change.

American Insurance Association

American Insurance AssociationThe American Insurance Association (AIA) is the leading property-casualty insurance trade organization. AIA's roots go back more than 130 years to the establishment of the National Board of Fire Underwriters in 1866. In 1964, the old American Insurance Association merged with the National Board and the Association of Casualty and Surety Companies and became the present-day AIA.

American Society for Training & Development

American Society for Training and DevelopmentStarted in 1943, ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD's members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in more than 130 U.S. chapters and with more than 30 international partners.

American Staffing Association

American Staffing AssociationThe American Staffing Association promotes legal, ethical, and professional practices for the $91 billion U.S. staffing industry. ASA members account for 85% of U.S. staffing industry sales and operate more than 15,000 offices throughout the nation. Three million Americans go to work for U.S. staffing companies every business day.

Association for Corporate Growth

Association for Corporate GrowthFounded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth, Inc. is the premier global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Leaders in corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms focused on building value in their organizations belong to ACG.

Association of Energy Engineers

Associations of Energy EngineersThe Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is your source for information and networking in the dynamic fields of energy engineering and management, renewable and alternative energy, power generation, energy services, sustainability, and all related areas.

Financial Executives International

Financial Executives InternationalFinancial Executives International (FEI) is the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its 15,000 members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers. FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, teleconferences and publications.

Human Resources Association of New York

Human Resources Association of New YorkThe Human Resources Association of New York is the premier professional association for Human Resources professionals living or working in the five boroughs of New York City. The goal of the Association is to position Human Resources professionals as an integral part of the strategic management process to enhance organizational performance.

Human Resources Outsourcing Association

Human Resources Outsourcing AssociationThe Human Resources Outsourcing Association is an association of professionals who purchase, provide or participate in the human resources outsourcing industry. It achieves its mission via research, benchmarks, standardized metrics, best practices and industry case studies.

Independent Community Bankers of America

Independent Community Bankers of AmericaThe Independent Community Bankers of America, the nation's voice for community banks, represents nearly 5,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types throughout the United States and is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and the communities and customers we serve.

International Council of Shopping Centers

International Council of Shopping CentersAt the International Council of Shopping Centers, which was founded in 1957, their goal is to help members develop their businesses through networking, education, research, information, deal-making and action on legislation and regulation. Its 60,000 members in the U.S., Canada and more than 80 other countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and other professionals as well as academics and public officials.

Mortgage Bankers Association

Mortgage Bankers AssociationThe Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 370,000 people in virtually every community in the country. MBA invests in communities across the nation by ensuring the continued strength of the nation's residential and commercial real estate markets.

National Association of Corporate Directors

National Association of Corporate DirectorsFounded in 1977, NACD is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to serving the corporate governance needs of corporate boards and individual board members. NACD's 10,000 members represent the boards of companies ranging from Fortune 100 to smaller public companies, private companies, and not-for-profit organizations.

National Retail Federation

National Retail FederationAs the world's largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, the National Retail Federation's global membership includes retailers of all sizes, formats and channels of distribution as well as chain restaurants and industry partners from the U.S. and more than 45 countries abroad.

National Society of Professional Engineers

National Society of Professional engineersIn 1934, a group of professional engineers met in New York City to establish an organization dedicated to the non-technical concerns of licensed professional engineers. The National Society of Professional Engineers stands today as the only national organization committed to addressing the professional concerns of licensed PEs across all disciplines.

New York Society of Security Analysts

New York Society of Security AnalystsThe New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), has been a leading forum for the investment community since 1937. NYSSA’s more than 11,000 members represent an elite segment of investment professionals. NYSSA has formed strategic partnerships with leading Wall Street firms, area universities and other professional organizations.

Retail Industry Leaders Association

Retail Industry Leaders AssociationAs the retail industry’s advocate in Washington, RILA is a trusted source dedicated to telling the retail industry’s story and informing lawmakers of the impact and consequences of the decisions they make. On the retail operations side, RILA provides a forum where members can conduct discussions aimed at understanding common operational practices, areas of concern, and pragmatic solutions to problems.

Society for Human Resource Management

Society of Human Resource ManagementThe Society for Human Resource Management is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management.As an influential voice, the Society's mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.

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