Road to Chartered series
What does it mean to be Chartered for individual APM members and the profession at large? This central question will be the subject of a series of thought-leadership papers released over the forthcoming months, aimed at exploring the opportunities and obligations facing the newly Chartered APM.
Becoming Chartered is recognition of a major step-change for our profession. But with this higher profile and status come greater responsibilities for both practitioners and the profession as a whole. This transition offers us the chance to review the component parts of our profession and ensure we modernise and reform where needed.
“The award of Chartered status to APM is tremendous recognition for a relatively new profession that now makes such a significant contribution to social and economic well-being. I hope you enjoy and contribute to the debate through this and subsequent papers we publish, and help to set the direction of travel for our new Chartered body,” commented APM chair, John McGlynn.
A number of themes will be explored in future Road to Chartered papers, including the role of volunteering, ethics and behaviours, nurturing talent, developing the next generation of project managers and the importance of continuing professional development.
The papers aim to give members and other interested stakeholders a greater insight into what becoming Chartered means,” said David Thomson, APM head of external affairs, who is responsible for overseeing the development of the Road to Chartered series. “They will also help explain the transformation APM is experiencing as it evolves into a fully-fledged Chartered body.”
“We also want these papers to act as a springboard for debate as we evolve as the Chartered body for the project management profession,” David concluded.
The importance of ethics in professional life
The third Chartered paper is titled, “Demonstrating integrity in a complex world:
The importance of ethics in professional life”.
Created in collaboration with the Institute of Business Ethics, the paper 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.
For the public good? Volunteering in the Chartered profession
The second in the series of APM Chartered papers has been published. 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.
21st-century professionalism: The importance of being Chartered
In the introductory paper, 21st century professionalism: the importance of being Chartered, the history of Chartered and the step change to a Chartered body is set out in more detail, including importantly, the obligations of a modern project professional.
The growing significance of CPD: Ensuring professionalism
CPD, or continuing professional development, plays a key part in the journey of a professional. Arguably it this era of constant change and the increasing public expectation that professionals updating their skills, CPD becomes ever more important.