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The sixth paper in APM’s thought-leadership series ‘The Road to Chartered’ is now available to download. 

Titled ‘Professional responsibilities and obligations: the case of millennials’, the paper explores why we should embrace the values and energy of the millennial generation to build a Chartered profession and how they can be part of this drive. In a few short years, the millennial generation will constitute the majority of the workforce and will be emerging, if they are not already, as the leaders in their field. Therefore, the themes and values of this group, offer some major challenges.

Authored by Dr Efrosyni Konstantinou of University of College London, the paper focuses on the importance of professionalism and ethics, looking at the impact of the millennial generation and how this can shape the future of the profession, and what the profession needs to consider as it embraces the new wave of thinking and approach this generation brings.

Commenting on the importance of millennials in the report’s Forward, Sara Drake, chief executive of APM writes:

“Surely the answer is simple – to build a confident and progressive profession which encourages us all to learn from each other. The journey towards the Chartered profession on which we have embarked needs experience, but also a new infusion of younger professionals who are prepared to challenge, and offer a commitment to lifelong learning and ethical considerations as to how project management is conducted.”

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The Chartered paper series is being published over the 12 months to spring 2018. As this series progresses, it will provide members with insight into how APM will develop and what this will mean for them, and crucially how members can be involved in this evolution. It will also signal to the wider public the intent of the project management profession to play its part in the development of the social and economic well-being of the UK – a contribution that, we believe, has for too long been under-appreciated.



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