CHPA Volunteer Interest

Get involved today to grow your professional network, develop new skills and get the most value out of your company’s membership! The perspectives, knowledge and ideas of our volunteers strengthen the association and the industry. As a new member company or employee, or an experienced industry pro, we have volunteer opportunities for as little as an hour of your valuable time.

CHPA strives to create each volunteer group with a cross-section of the Association’s member companies. Complete this form to identify your volunteering interests so CHPA leaders can best match you with the right fit for your skill set and experience. Let us know how what interests you most.

For general volunteer opportunity questions, please contact our office at or by phone at 317.328.4631. 

Volunteer Information

CHPA Task Forces & Committees

CHPA manages annual initiatives through task forces and committees. Below are brief descriptions of each volunteer group. These opportunities vary in time commitments.

  • Finance Committee: The Finance Committee assists the Board's Secretary/Treasurer with the association's annual financial review, financial strength, investments as well as serving as a sounding board for the association's annual budget. This committee is chaired by the Board's Secretary/Treasurer.
  • Leadership Development Task Force: The Leadership Development Task Force is responsible for identifying member company employees who can serve as thought leaders to assist the association. This is primarily done through the Board of Directors nomination process. This task force is chaired by the Board's Immediate Past-Chair. 
  • Membership Task Force: The Membership Task Force is responsible for actively recruiting potential members to CHPA, proactively engaging new members in association activities and identifying potentially beneficial member benefits. 
  • CCHP Task Force: The CCHP Task Force is responsible for developing new questions for the CCHP exam, creating and editing current resources to assist candidates who are looking to acquire their CCHP designation and to actively explore how to grow the recognition of the designation within the field. Please note, in order to serve on this task force, a volunteer must hold the CCHP designation.
  • Professional Practices Task Force: The Professional Practices Task Force develops best and standard practices and common definitions to support the professionalism of the industry. This group also reviews and edits resources to be used by the association's membership.
  • Conference Task Forces: The Conference Task Forces are comprised of three sub-task forces, described below. Each work to support the overall success of the conference and work with the conference co-chairs to execute the ultimate visions of the program. 
    • Program Sub-Task Force: This task force is responsible for advising and assisting in the development of educational, industry insights and networking opportunities for the Annual Conference.
    • Exhibitors & Sponsors Sub-Task Force: Responsible for assisting with the solicitation of exhibitor and sponsor support for the Annual Conference.
    • Industry Awards & Event Sub-Task Force: Responsible for reviewing the awards process annually, encouraging nominations and presentation of awards. It also assists with the Closing Industry Event held at the end of the Annual Conference. 
Task Force Co-Chairs

Task Forces are led by individual chairs. These chairs help to determine the annual goals of the task force, work with CHPA staff to develop meeting agendas and follow up on progress. In 2020 CHPA is exploring the introduction of co-chairs who can help to take a leadership role after a year of learning from the current chair. If you select a task force below, note you are not guaranteed to be selected and may decline if offered the position. 

Small Business Forum

Building off the success of the Women's Forum in 2019, CHPA will be hosting another special interest/audience-specific forum in 2020. If you have any interest in participating on the planning team for the 2020 Small Business Forum, please respond below. 

Network Connections Host

Network Connections are local events where industry professionals discuss market trends, industry issues and insights and build their networks. These events often offer speakers or panel discussions on industry trends. The CHPA team helps promote this event to all members – local hosts help with the meeting location and topic. If you or your company would be interested in hosting a Network Connection in one of the markets below – or in a different area - let us know!

Please note: Indicating interest does not commit your company to sponsor the Network Connection in that city. The CHPA team will contact all interested parties in a market to avoid conflicts and overlap with other events. Multiple events in each market are welcome. Learn more about being a Network Connections host.

Webinar Presenter

We always need presenters for CHPA’s newly reenergized webinars!  If you wish to present via webinar, please include your timely, relevant topic(s) below for consideration. You can review examples of our past webinars.

Subject-Matter Experts

CHPA often seeks out industry thought leaders as subject-matter experts (SMEs) on a variety of topics. This might help us create a new member resource, a conference presentation, webinar presentation or white paper. If you’re willing to share your industry knowledge with the Association, please let us know and select the relevant subject areas below.