"CWP offers a no-cost and no-pressure way to learn about relevant topics without a large time commitment. The opportunity to network with other practitioners is invaluable."

M.M., Global HR Services, Agilent

“I joined the CWP Association to keep up to speed in the industry and learn how other companies are reacting to changes in health care reform, contingent labor and taxes. It keeps my finger on the pulse.”

V.B., Kaiser Permanente

“CW Professionals has it all - Share your experiences, expand your knowledge, cultivate best practices, and keep informed on the hottest topics in the CW marketplace.” 

J.U., Global Process Owner, Oracle


CWP was founded by and has an exclusive silent sponsorship relationship with The Ascent Services Group. This unique silent sponsorship arrangement is rooted in an important philosophy of the founding company.  Ascent has long told clients that before they undertake an initiative, buy a piece of software, engage a staffing company or hire a consultant they should try to connect with as many of their peers as possible to inform their decisions and gain additional perspective at no cost. In order to deliver on a capability for buyers to do this Ascent created a unique set of associations that meet specific needs and are governed by certain guidelines.  Contingent Workforce Professionals exists in order to serve the interests of its members and create goodwill for Ascent.

The quality of the membership experience is the most important objective for the Associations. Accordingly, there is no cost to participate and the membership is exclusively for buyers and/or practitioners of the discipline.  Membership data is secure (see Privacy Policy of CWP). While Ascent discloses this sponsorship arrangement to the members, Ascent also makes a firm commitment to the Association members that the association events will not become a venue for marketing or promoting the services of Ascent or any other company.  Silent sponsorship means that the sponsor will not promote its services at any association functions or through any association channels.

The Associations are led by steering committee members who are association members. It is led “by the members for the members” and this governance structure is integral to the integrity of the organization and the mission. Steering committee members sign off on topics and speakers and approve new steering committee members.

The only way to ensure the integrity of the association and the quality of the membership experience is to maintain a sole silent sponsor. Adding sponsors adds the sales and marketing agendas of other companies and changes the quality of the member experience.

Take advantage of this network. It is free, it is high quality, it is vendor free and you will benefit from and contribute to elevating the discipline. If this seems too good to be true we encourage you to reach out to members or the steering committee to get their perspective of the benefits of participation in the group.

Join CWP today: Simply complete a short Membership Application