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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


Given the extraordinary events of 2020, we are taking a unique approach to our Annual Conference.

We are holding a Virtual Conference on 15th and 16th September. Our PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards 2020 programme will be celebrated in the run up to conference.

We will return to our normal 3 day Conference programme in 2021./p>

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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.

Our Strategic Themes

Our Strategic Themes


Our Strategic Themes cover the areas of HR & OD practice that we believe our professional community should be focusing on so that our organisations are building workforces that can thrive in an ever more complex and changing world.

We’ve thought about our themes carefully. We wanted to create them so that they would be fit for the future but that we retain the ability to respond quickly to emerging issues. This means we focus on ‘doing stuff’ and not endlessly being distracted by what we’ve called the themes.

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Our Regions

Our Regions


Our Regions are the lifeblood of the PPMA.

They provide the opportunity for our members to meet, share, exchange and learn from each other and their organisations.

The aim within each region is to provide a meeting, whether real or virtual, on a variety of HR and OD subject matters. These meetings give our members an opportunity to hear about latest issues, research, or showcase of work happening in the HR/OD world.

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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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