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Road to Chartered series: paper three
Posted by Kirsten on 8th Jun 2017
APM, the Chartered body for the project profession, has launched its third Chartered paper titled, “Demonstrating integrity in a complex world:
The importance of ethics in professional life”.
The paper, which was created in collaboration with the Institute of Business Ethics, explores different aspects of ethical behaviour and seeks to engage individuals across the profession to gain a better understanding of the increasing importance of ethics and integrity. To read more about ethics in our profession, please visit our ethics in project management pages.
Commenting on the paper, Simon Webley, research director at IBE said: "In this 'post-truth' era, trust is a precious commodity for both individuals and organisations. Developing ethical acumen is a key skill for any professional. By commissioning this paper, which looks at what business ethics means to project managers, APM are playing a crucial role in helping to promote trust in society by demanding high ethical standards from their members.”
The paper forms part of a series of publications produced by APM as part of the launch year of Chartered status. The papers will examine and debate the key components of Chartered and the contribution we believe it will make to advancing the professionalism, and the profession, of project management.
“The papers aim to give members and other interested stakeholders a greater insight into what becoming Chartered means,” said David Thomson, head of APM external affairs and a contributor to the report. “They will also help explain the transformation APM is experiencing as it evolves into a fully-fledged Chartered body.”
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‘Inspiring positive change’ is the title of the refreshed APM strategy. Now that APM is the Chartered body for the project profession, we have refocused our strategy to reflect not only our new status as a Chartered body but also to support our members to meet the challenges we face in today’s changing and complex world.
This is one of a series of Chartered thought leadership papers –‘ The Road to Chartered’ – created to help build the capacity of APM as a Chartered body. This paper entitled ‘For the public good? Volunteering in the Chartered profession’ focuses on a theme that APM has always had at its heart: volunteering.
Focusing on continuing professional development, the paper will provide insight into how your professional body will develop, what this means for you and how you can be involved in this evolution.