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About

About


The Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) is the first choice association for people professionals in public services.

For more than 40 years we have been a collective voice for a highly qualified, passionate, committed and diverse public services Human Resources (HR) and Organisation Development (OD) community. We play a critical role in influencing key decision-makers and stakeholders involved in people management and workforce issues.

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PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards

PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards


The awards are our annual opportunity to celebrate and share the fantastic work going on every day in our organisations.

We make no apologies for celebrating your success. Working in Public Service is increasingly demanding and challenging but profoundly rewarding.

The work of HR & OD colleagues ensures organisations succeed and deliver excellent services to all of our citizens.

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PPMA Annual Conference

PPMA Annual Conference


Earlier this year we informed you of the decision not to hold our annual conference that we had planned for March / April of this year and how we deferred it until April 2021. We are now going into another national lockdown and it now seems clear that there will not be an easy solution to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is likely to continue for many months into 2021 before we, hopefully, see a way to get control of it.

Given this continued uncertainty and the likely timescales involved we have had to make the difficult decision to no longer plan for a physical conference in 2021. We will however hold another virtual conference...

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We are a collective voice for a highly qualified, passionate, committed and diverse public services HR and OD community. We play a critical role in influencing key decision-makers and stakeholders involved in people management and workforce issues.

Become a Sponsor

Become a Sponsor


Sponsors are an important part of our PPMA family. We need each other. The PPMA value proposition for our sponsors provides:

Reach: the opportunity for sponsors to reach HR & OD professionals nationally across a range of public service organisations.

Community: being a part of a diverse, passionate community of professionals, committed to knowing as much as possible about a broad range of services and solutions that are relevant for current and future organisation challenges.

Influence: the opportunity to shape the views and experiences of our professional community.

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Membership

Our Membership


PPMA Membership is open to all:

* HR/OD professionals in the public sector
* HR/OD professionals in organisations who work on the delivery of HR/OD in public sector organisations
* Other professionals who have “people management” as part of their role.

We work very hard to deliver a range of benefits and we keep them under constant review to ensure we deliver value for money. We are proud of the comprehensive offering to our members. We offer:

Insight
Relationships
Career enhancement

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Talent Programmes

Let’s Talk: You – Our Talent offering


For many years PPMA has run hugely successful talent programmes which have significantly contributed to the development of HR & OD professionals.

Our Apprentice of the Year, Rising Stars and Peer into the Future programmes have been very well received. And in 2018 we added in two additional programmes – Tomorrow’s Talent and One to Watch.  Our offerings encompass all stages of your career, whether you are at the early, established or executive stages.

Non members can also access our programmes.

 
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We're so looking forward to the #MJAwards today. Fingers crossed for the finalists of the Workforce Transformation Award - we're very excited 🤩🍾

@engagethedream @steved1701 @biggs_julie

Over the last 2 days at #PPMAHR21 we've been announcing the winners of our #PPMAHR21AWARDS You can see them in our Winners Brochure below or on our website 👉 https://www.ppma.org.uk/excellence-in-people-management-awards-2021/
Many congratulations to you all👏🤩
The 2022 awards will be launching soon - keep a look out 👀