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Project Manager : Project Manager Oct Nov 2013
6 Project Manager •NEWS GET INVOLVED To find out about the 2014 program, contact NSW Chapter Coordinator Robyn Tuladhar. E: nsw_Chapter@aipm.com.au Demand to rebuild productivity in Queensland On 20 August 2013, industry association for built environment firms Consult Australia released data revealing thousands of staff cutbacks across Queensland, prompting calls for urgent gover nment action to rebuild productivity. e sur vey found over 60 per cent of Queensland fir ms have cut up to a third of their business in the past 12 months, with half anticipating they will employ no new staff in 2013/14. e Association's Queensland State Manager, Stacey Rawlings has suggested this crisis is indicative of a contraction in gover nment investment in infrastr ucture. " e struggling built environment industry is an early indicator of what will become a serious problem for the state's economy, and it is critical that all spheres of gover nment act immediately," said Ms Rawlings. " e sur vey responses are indicative of over 2000 staff redundancies across engineering, architecture, project management, quantity sur veying and related professions in the past 12 months." Consult Australia said the results of the sur vey, covering firms employing some 5000 staff across the state, should signal a stark wakeup call to gover nment. NSW mentors share vital industry knowledge In August 2013, the AIPM's NSW Chapter launched the Young and Emerging Project Professionals (YEPP) pilot mentoring program. With a large number of more seasoned project managers approaching retirement age, the program was established to prevent the loss of vital industry knowledge. By forming mentor relationships, the program aims to build a strong network of AIPM members and provides opportunities for the transfer of information and experiences. e pilot program was launched with a Meet the Mentors, speed-dating style event at Art House Hotel. After meeting, the 14 participating mentors and mentees signed a formal Mentoring Agreement that established the mentees' goals and confirmed a start date for their sessions. e program consists of five or more mentoring sessions over a period of 16 weeks. e program benefits mentees by giving them the opportunity to meet other AIPM members, learn about their profession in a broad context, and bounce career goals off someone in a confidential environment. Mentors benefit by developing relationships with younger generations, gain management experience that prepares them for more senior roles as well as gaining CPD points towards maintaining AIPM certification. NSW YEPP networking event MORE THAN 60% of Queensland firms have cut up to a third of their business in the past 12 months MORE THAN 2000 staff redundancies in the past 12 months
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