For most people, creating professional relationships is important. Joining the WIA allows you to have a sense of security and trust. From this, you are able to support and help one another in reaching your professional goals.
The WIA sponsors numerous events throughout the year that allow you to connect with your peers. You can share ideas, ask for advice, volunteer to be a speaker or become a member of a committee. Since we have our annual convention, local workshops, etc., you can participate and have the opportunity to learn about breaking news in the world of wallcovering. You can learn “best practices” or new ideas, hear about key installers in your field, and also meet and brainstorm with others who are also looing to share and learn new information. Another benefit of enhancing your network is that you may find a mentor to help you with your professional needs or you may be in a position to become a mentor to someone else. Giving back can be the greatest reward and benefit. Participating in forums, chat groups or discussion boards sponsored by the WIA are great ways to grow your network. This allows you to use your peers as sounding boards and often make some great friends with the same interests as you.