Glasgow hosts APM Volunteers' Forum
Posted by APM on 23rd Mar 2015
The latest APM Volunteers Forum was held in Glasgow last weekend 20th – 22nd March, and 70 enthusiastic volunteers attended from all over the UK and from our branch in Hong Kong.
New APM chief executive Sara Drake opened the Forum describing her extremely busy first month at APM culminating in the opportunity to meet so many of the volunteer Branch and SIG officers who have created many high quality events, webinars and publications during the last year for the profession. Our Chairman Steve Wake updated the attendees on an impressive number of initiatives being developed to bring APM closer to its vision – a world where all projects succeed.
Our thanks go to the APM Scotland Branch which hosted the Forum on this occasion, and to Nick Johns, Chair of the APM’s Specific Interest Groups Steering Group, and Martin Gosden, Chair of the Branches Steering Group. Find further information on SIGs and Branches.
Other sessions explored APM’s global working, the various volunteers’ research projects, suggestions for improved ways of working and a huge amount of working by volunteers discussing and sharing good practice.
After all the serious daytime sessions, the group then continued their great discussions and networking over dinner and even during breakfast! Many thanks go to all the attendees for their commitment and advice throughout the weekend and, indeed, throughout the year.
There are lots of volunteering opportunities with APM.