An opportunity to be recognized professionally is important for many reasons. One being that it can provide a real sense of achievement and celebrates the knowledge and experience an individual has gained during their professional project management career.
It is especially valuable because the independent standards applied when assessing for professional recognition are the same for everyone no matter the differences in their work places, job roles or how they gained the experience for their role.
Professional recognition provides a pathway or framework for an individual’s professional development while still allowing the flexibility for different options depending on the specialism of the individual.
Gaining professional recognition raises both personal and professional credibility and so open new doors in the work environment. All of this help to improve an individual’s visibility and standing in the work community and is often the starting point for further development.
The requirement for professionals to maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills and develop the personal qualities and competencies required in their working lives is a core component of professional recognition.
Maintaining and recording CPD help to identify an individual’s strengths and interest as well as any potential professional development shortfalls. It helps to keep an individual up-to-date in their role and the project management sector which we know is constantly changing.
Another essential element of professional recognition is a requirement to commit to a Code of Conduct to guide the member and raise the level of trust and confidence of the public in the profession.
- Duties to pay dues & subscription
- Attend meetings of the institute
- Respect the code of ethics of the institute
- Defend the Name of the institute
- Serve a good public image of the institute
- Attend to conference and any event organized by the institute
- Do not use the image of the institute for private or personal gain
- Attend the institute continuous professional’s development three times annually
- Ready to serve on the institute mandated, adhoc or steering committee when the need arises