Profile of an APM volunteer - Dr Ed Wallington
Posted by APM on 26th Nov 2012
Name: Dr Ed Wallington
Membership grade: Associate
Volunteer role: Committee member on the Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire branch.
Why did you decide to become a volunteer with APM?
I decided to become a volunteer for the APM so as to contribute to the direction that APM is taking, and to support the translation of project management theory and best practice into the wider operational environment. A further driver was self development opportunities through involvement in wider project management activities.
What benefits have you gained from being an APM volunteer?The benefits to date have been wide ranging. I have had input into APM strategies and delivery practices, networked with other volunteers from all over the country and abroad, and met many industry experts via Branch event speakers or APM SIG members. Having the exposure to a wide network of project management professionals has enabled me to challenge my own thinking, learn different/better ways of working from others, and been able to assist others as well, be these colleagues, individual members or corporate members.
What would your top tip be to an APM member looking to become a volunteer?Simple – get involved! If you feel you want to make a difference, or don’t like how things are being done, the only way to change this is to get involved and contribute. The volunteer community is an active and vibrant bunch of people – you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!