Continuing Professional Development

News story - Amy Reid Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:34
The latest APM volunteers forum was held in Birmingham over the weekend of 19th – 21st September and had around 75 enthusiastic volunteers attend.Those present heard an opening presentation from APM chief executive Andrew Bragg that summarised APM’s performance over the previous six months and gave an update on APM’s internal development programmes.Following this delegates took part in a workshop on facilitation led by Tony Mann. APM Knowledge SIG Chair Judy Payne then updated the forum on the research work that her group are doing in the field of knowledge management. Delegates then had the...

News story - David West Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:30
APM’s Scotland branch will soon be announcing calls for entries to their 5th annual competition open to all aspiring project managers.This is an excellent opportunity to enter a team from your organisation or university of between 3-6 people and prepare a project of choice based on the theme ‘innovation whilst raising money’.Entrants can expect to:Develop project management skillsRaise money for charityReceive mentoring from experienced project and programme managersDevelop knowledge of success criteria required to deliver a winning projectDevelop qualities needed to become an effective...

News story - Dayner Proudfoot Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 09:40
Wellingtone and APM have formed a unique alliance to provide a career development service to the project management profession.Working together the two organisations will look to provide high quality career development advice and resources to project professionals across all sectors.Wellingtone’s extensive experience in recruiting, training and advising project professionals will be complemented by APM’s commitment to providing quality assured knowledge, standards and guidance to assist in developing the careers of those in the project management profession.As well as being a specialist in...

News story - Amy Reid Monday, June 2, 2014 - 09:50
PM World has announced a robust new searching capability for members of the PM World Library (PMWL) to help locate articles and papers on specific programme and project management (P/PM) topics. Library readers can search contents of the PM World Collection via 184 topic tags in 21 categories to find project management works of interest. The topic-specific tags have been grouped together into categories including programme, project or portfolio management, personal development and team development.Readers can search the PM World Collection according to one or more tags and find the works in...

News story - Amy Reid Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 13:57
Organisations are failing to support the adequate provision of continuing professional development (CPD) in the workplace – despite the obvious benefits to employees. An APM-commissioned survey found that, although 88% of project professionals felt that CPD activities added value to their work, nearly half, 42%, reported that they were either not given or were unsure of the opportunities to undertake training or development activities while at work. Furthermore, the effectiveness of CPD – in both performance and monetary terms – was rarely monitored or reviewed. Asked to rate their...

News story - James Simons Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 17:24
For the first time all of APM’s core publications will be available to rent online. The agreement with leading etextbook provider Coursesmart will see the association’s entire backlist, including the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition (BoK) , accessible to students and learning providers for up to 360 days. All rental titles will be discounted by 30 per cent. The service will enable students to create their own virtual bookshelf, which can be accessed ‘anytime, anywhere’ (online or offline) from multiple devices including tablets and smartphones. Other benefits include a quick search facility...

News story - Amy Reid Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 14:23
Following the launch of the PM Channel video magazine on the APM website, the second edition is now available to APM website visitors.In the second edition of the video magazine, content has been selected that focus on the issue of sustainability in project management. Professor Rodney Turner describes how sustainability comprises the three pillars: environmental, social and economic, and Holly Knight talks about how sustainability was comprehensively embedded in to every step of the Olympic construction programme.Karl Tuplin, who spoke at the APM Project Management Conference 2013, describes...

Forum topic - Matthew Kidner Friday, September 20, 2013 - 08:55
A few months ago I received an email explaining that in late in 2012 there was recognition from within APM HQ and the Branch Steering Group that about 90% of total APM expenditure is directed towards CPD events (I believe this to actually be 90% of the branches expenditure).  The email went on to explain that events are attended by approximately 10% of individual members and that a very small amount is spent on engagement of corporate members, universities, colleges, schools, or indeed the 90% of individual members who don’t go to events.  The purpose of this email was to explain...

News story - Dayner Proudfoot Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 15:25
As part of the on-going partnership between APM and the video based training and development content provider – The PM Channel – free access to otherwise subscription only videos has been made available to APM website visitors.This exciting new feature is in addition to APM’s own YouTube channel and offers an alternative way for people to stream relevant and valuable video content online.The PM Channel is the most comprehensive on-demand project management training and development resource with over 500 videos and 100 hours of curated high quality content with synced slides.APM is a...

Forum topic - Merv Wyeth Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 07:34
I was interested to read an account of what happened at last year’s Volunteers’ Forum in the pages of the December edition of Network magazine, which in particular included some information about Continuing Professional Development (CPD).The article refers to an on-going research project from Kingston University Business School. Apparently 88 % of respondents to their survey (what survey I thought) felt that CPD adds value to their work and enables them to do their job better. As many as 65% thought it so important that they have actually paid for it!The article states that the session was...

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