It’s a later blog post than normal, but with a number of key PPMA update points to note: –
I held a meeting last week with Kelly Sandiford from the IDeA to discuss a range of issues including the National OD Programme, Raising the Standard launch arrangements and the national People Management Forum – all of which involve or have had PPMA leadership in some shape or form.
This week, I had the chance to catch up on Monday with John Tonks, our Executive Officer to discuss plans for the September PPMA Board meeting in Cambridge. John and I have also had an interesting meeting today (more later).
On Wednesday, a really positive meeting with Gill Hibberd and Alan Warner as well as colleagues from Communications Management (our PR agency supporters). This was a great chance to review our progress and contract with Communications Management – needless to say progress has been great and we’re keen to continue to work with them going forward – subject to Policy Board debate/decision in September.
Today was a wonderful homeland meeting for me, with John Tonks. We both met with the Executive Committee and Office Bearers from SPDS – our Scottish sister organisation. In a very wide ranging discussion we re-emphasised our shared commitment to partnership working and collaboration to the benefit of both organisations and their members. We’ve all left Edinburgh with some actions to progress, which I’ll pick up with the Policy Board and Lead Officers particularly. I’m hopeful we’ll have more news on this issue later in the year – perhaps to coincide with the SPDS conference later this year…watch this space!
Finally, taking the opportunity provided I’m spending the weekend in Scotland with family – but the life of PPMA President doesn’t end at that. Over the weekend I’ve got a People Management column piece to write and an opener for the HR and Training Journal.
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