When you join the CIDM, you connect with a team of managers who enjoy sharing their expertise and experience in creating best practices in technical publications, policies and procedures, performance training, processes, technology, and technical support. You become part of an ongoing program to measure current practices and industry trends through case studies and surveys, and other research. You become part of a group that influences the current and future trends of information development by fostering best practices, keeping alert to new developments, and setting strategies for the future.