The Institute of Project Management Professionals (IPMP) Ghana, has held its first annual Fellows and Distinguish Fellows dinner party at the Erata Hotel, Accra last Friday.
Speaking at the gathering, the president of Institute of Project Management Professionals, Dr. David Ackah hinted that, the annual dinner party has come to stay and urge all members to put in efforts in ensuring the success of the innovation (annual dinner party) even after new executives are elected because, this (dinner party) could also serve as a medium of sharing ideas and experience as well as discussing on the issues pertaining to project management in the country.
Addressing on the mode of membership, Dr. Ackah explained that, IPMP Fellows and Distinguish Fellows are senior most advocates of the institute and the profession, Fellowship is one of the highest grade of IPMP membership; an accolade that recognizes practitioners outstanding level of achievement, knowledge and experience in project management and other related filed, along with the passion, drive and determination to advance the profession for the public good.
He again explained that, the institute membership has been categorised into three, Foundation (Student, Associate, & Full Membership), Intermediate (Chartered, Master, & Consultant or Engineer), and the Professional (Fellows, Honouring Fellows & Distinguished Fellows).
Moving further, he stated that, the fellow is awarded to outstanding project management professionals who have made significant contributions to the project management profession in at least five of the following areas: project administration & execution, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in project management profession and project consulting, activities of project significance success, involvement in national and community project development, as well as excellence in project completion. This level of membership is the highest grade of membership and does not required any professional examination but required industrial experience of executing ten billion dollar project as a project consultant, project manager, and a team member on the project board and recommendation from a member of the governing council of the institute.
Mr Daniel Amuyaw Addo, who is a renowned project management professional, a financial management practitioner and a fellow member of IPMP took the opportunity to suggest a research unit should be established by the institution (IPMP) to enable it visibility interms of reaching on project management related issues surrounding the country.
Madam Stella Addo who is also the country manager for CIPS Ghana and fellow member applauded the president of the Institution (Dr. David Ackah) for his tremendous efforts in taking the institution to a different level despite his short term being in office and therefore urge all members to make themselves available for training programs organised by the institution as a form of motivation and encouragement to the youth ones in the institution (Student members)
Mr. Simon Annan who is current Membership Director of the institute indicated, in 2019 the executive board of the institute will the institute as business to generate fund in support of the institute activities and programmes put in place for 2019.
Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann, a senior lecturer of University Ghana and a Fellow member of the institute also indicate the readiness of the Women in Projects to educate the women in the universities and encourage them to go into project management as profession, and ask presidents, deans, and HODs to allowed the students to take part of the institute groups activities like the Women in Projects (WiP) and Young Crew.
Source: Fatima Abubakar Sadick | Mynewsafrica Online