Every YMCA staff member—including part-time and seasonal—is eligible for free general membership in the YMCA Professional Network, commonly known as YPN. This membership gives them access to extensive career development resources and networking opportunities. YPN eLearnings and chapter events provide professional development opportunities that complement leadership development experiences offered by YMCA of the USA. Through peer communities, YPN members are also able to engage peers in their areas of interest to discuss best practices, troubleshoot problems, learn innovative approaches, and inspire collaboration.