Inspiring positive change – vote in the APM election
Be part of the future of APM, and vote in the APM board elections. As a Chartered body we are raising the profile of the project profession but we need a diverse board that represents all the different disciplines and sectors. All Full members (MAPMs and FAPMs) have the right to vote and we encourage you to do so.
Decide who sets the strategy of APM
Full members choose who sits on the board and that means that by exercising your democratic right you can influence the shape and direction of the profession as a whole. If you want to deliver inspiring, positive change, then please cast your vote. You can influence the shape and direction of APM, but also the positioning of project management as a Chartered profession.
The board plays a central part in the development and implementation of the new strategy, 'Inspiring Positive Change'.
It also has a key role to play in ensuring that the Charter Standard and Register – which are so central to the future of our profession - are successfully launched.
Delivering the strategy
APM received its Royal Charter last October and reflecting its new status, APM’s strategy was developed by the Board last year. It sets out five key objectives:
- Develop and launch the Chartered standard – opening the Register in April 2018
- Membership growth – accelerate the growth, diversity and global reach of APM membership
- Knowledge and Research – add value to the profession through an innovative programme
- Collaborate and engage – develop strategic partnerships and raise awareness of the value of the project profession within the public and private sector
What’s in it for me?
One really good argument for voting is that it is the simplest way to volunteer and get involved in your professional body. The higher the participation the more representative the board of APM will be. It may not have the same impact or importance as a Brexit vote, but from small seeds great professionalism can grow.
Isn’t the future of your Association and your profession something worth getting involved in? I would say so and I urge you to take part and to cast your vote.
Recent elections conducted by APM have had enviable turnouts compared to some more traditional professional bodies. E-voting has led to much higher turnouts which is to be welcomed. Perhaps this echoes the spirit of recent elections where turnouts have increased, particularly amongst the youth, which seems to dispel the myth that many people are too cynical to vote.
How do I vote?
To vote, please see the details online. One final request from the Company Secretary - please do consider attending this year’s AGM which will be held on 21 November in London. Full details are in the events section.
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The more diverse your team is, the more impressive its problem-solving and decision-making skills will be.
Good governance is about how people behave. These behaviours need to be set from the top.
Have you ever wondered what the difference was between Project Management and Change Management? Why both are needed to make a project truly successful and ensure the benefits are realised? On the 13th September 2016, Ranjit Sidhu came to Norwich to explain all!