PDMA Member Benefits

    Whether you’re seeking basic concepts and broad overviews or looking to establish a frame of reference and highlight similar challenges from a cross-industry make-up of companies, PDMA is the resource for you.

    There are four types of PDMA membership categories: Professional Membership, Academic Membership, Team Membership and Student Membership.

    Each membership category provides the types of resources and guidance that best suit the holders. PDMA members will follow the membership “path” from eager student to aspiring professional as their skills grow. Whether you’re experienced and seeking additional competency, or have developed expert skill sets and seeking to increase effectiveness within your organization, PDMA can take you to the next level of performance. 

    Here’s what you get:

    • Get access to the wisdom of a 2,000+ member collective of the brightest, most accomplished product development and product management practitioners in the industry. 
    • Attend events guaranteed to sharpen your skills and expand your understanding of the product development and product management industry. 
    • Use the PDMA member community to connect with your fellow industry practitioners for advice and best practices. 
    • Receive forward-thinking perspectives from industry experts with Visions magazine and the highly-respected Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM). Hear how corporate leaders improve and extend their achievements, create high-performance cultures and empower their workforces to drive continued innovation with PDMA’s Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award
    • Get the information you need to successfully take your team or company to the next level of performance from a library of on-demand webcasts and whitepapers on a broad range of topics. 
    • Show employers and others that you are committed to your craft by learning the New Product Development Professional (NPDP) Certification. Get valuable content from training resources to industry intel – accessible to PDMA members only with your PDMA membership. 
    • Build innovation capability and excellence with PDMA’s Innovation Maturity Model so your organization can be educated and assessed uniformly. 
    • Establish invaluable professional connections and lifelong friendships through your involvement in local PDMA chapters
    • Stay up-to-date on the things that add value to your career, without getting overwhelmed from information overload. 
    • Strengthen your relationships with current suppliers and source new ones to save time and increase your bottom line. 

    Join now and make valuable connections with leaders and mentors in the product development and management community.

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    PDMA Refer a Friend Campaign 2017

    PDMA_MembershipBenefits.pngDo you know anyone who would benefit from PDMA? Refer a new member to PDMA and receive a $50 reimbursement from PDMA. 

    Share PDMA and we'll share with you! You'll receive $50 for each new member you recruit. Simply have him or her enter your name in the "referred by" section of the application. At the end of the quarter, we'll send you check. Easy as that.

    See below for rules and restrictions, and feel free to contact PDMA Headquarters at with any questions. 

    Who is eligible for the Refer a Friend Campaign?

    A current PDMA member may refer an individual who have never been a PDMA member or whose membership has lapsed for more than 2 years. Checks will be mailed on a quarterly basis. To receive the award, the new member must list your name in the "referred by" section at the time of their membership application. Retroactive referrals will not be awarded. Applies to U.S. and International Unaffiliated individual memberships.

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