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Project Manager : Project Manager Apr May 2014
6 Project Manager •NEWS New and improved Endorsed Course Program ENDORSED C OURSE IN JANUARY, THE AIPM BOARD approved major changes to the Endorsed Course Program, which will deliver significant benefits for students and training providers.During the latter half of 2013, AIPM completed a thorough review of the Endorsed Course Program. e program assessment criteria and fee structure were audited and several improvements identified. ese have been addressed under the new program introduced in February 2014. e new program and fee schedule simplifies the Course Endorsement process and delivers: • a streamlined and more rigorous course endorsement process • a clear and transparent fee structure that is equitable to training providers and delivers value for money • website enhancements for training providers and potential students to be introduced in mid-2014 • new partnership marketing opportunities to be promoted from July 2014 e new program endorses each individual course, all of which are reviewed by a panel of independent subject-matter experts to ensure the integrity of the program. As recognition of the rigorous process of course endorsement under AIPM's Endorsed Course Program, a student who has completed a VET course with a workplace-based assessment and applies for Associate Membership is eligible to apply for AIPM's RegPM Certification Program at Certified Practicing Project Practitioner (CPPP) level. From July 2014, the Endorsed Course logo will be changed (see above left). e previous logo will no longer be valid from this date and all courses must go through the new program to retain course endorsement. For more information or to apply for course endorsement, visit the 'Course endorsement' section of the AIPM website or email AIPM. W: www.aipm.com.au (Courses > Course Endorsement) E: firstname.lastname@example.org Endorsed Course Program 2014 AIPM National Conference e Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre will host the 2014 AIPM National Conference. e theme for this year 's Conference is 'Delivering Benefits and Value'. AIPM will soon be calling for papers on several themes and sub themes. e deadline for submissions is 9 July. e 2014 National Conference website has now been launched and registration rates have now been finalised, with the early bird rate closing 31 July. Registrations are now open, so book now and save $100. For more information visit the 2014 AIPM National Conference website. W: www.aipm2014.com.au WHY ATTEND THE 2014 NATIONAL CONFERENCE? The Conference is an opportunity to develop your skills and core competencies, share knowledge with key industry figures and network with industry representatives. Attendees will hear keynote speakers and share their practical knowledge, experience and approaches to the profession of project and program management. New APPW workshops e new round of AIPM Advanced Professional Practice Workshops (APPW) features leadership, governance, risk management and procurement. New cities have also been added to the program, including Canberra, Dar win and Perth. These programs are designed to develop your professional abilities, increase professionalism within teams and improve the skills and capabilities within your organisation and within projects. For more information visit the APPW section of the AIPM website. W: www.aipm.com.au (Events > APPW) AIPM is now conducting the 2014 membership satisfaction survey. With your participation, AIPM continues to refine and improve its offerings to all members. This survey is intended to: • obtain a greater understanding of your satisfaction with AIPM • identify areas where AIPM ser vices can be improved • provide ideas for new development directions As thanks for members' participation, AIPM is offering a chance to win a cash prize of $500. For more information or to complete the membership sur vey, visit the AIPM website. W: www.aipm.com.au Have your say
Project Manager Feb Mar 2014