It was a great pleasure to see so many of you at our Annual Conference – both old hands and new faces – and weren’t we lucky with the weather! We are now considering a bigger venue for 2013, so any suggestions of good places would be welcome. The Conference seems to have been our best yet although we are looking forward to analysing the feedback from delegates.
As well as many interesting presentations, the IAM Qualifications were launched at this event, as was our Next Generation initiative. There was an update regarding the ISO55000 project. More info appears below with links to various web pages.
Our most recent Annual Report was adopted at the AGM and it is available (to Members only, until the autumn) as a download (please let us know if you would like a printed copy). The latest list of Council and Board elections is also available. Don’t forget that you can email your Council representatives at any time at Council@theIAM.org
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The initial feedback from delegates and the Global Forum was all positive. In order to download material delegates are asked to fill in a brief survey so we hope to have even better spread of feedback this year. In due course, this material will be made available to paying Members and some will go into our Knowledge Centre, including some webcast formatted sessions.
BUT there is no substitute for attending! We hope even more asset owning and managing organisations will be represented next year - and we shall be focusing on the CPD benefit to be gained…
The Conference Organising Committee is already looking towards Annual Conference 2013 and if you would like to help or have some suggestions, please let me know.
Find out all about NxtGen! You may wish to get involved too. This was launched officially on 18th June and Nick Cahill is leading a small team of active organisers. (You can contact them directly by emailing them at NxtGen@theIAM.org )
The IAM Certificate and Diploma were launched as planned on Monday 18th and a workshop was run for those interested in the details on Wednesday 20th June. If you were not able to be present, don’t miss the special feature article in the May edition of Assets, which is also available online for paid-up Members...
We expect to announce during the coming weeks which Endorsed Trainers are now offering relevant training. This list is expected to grow as awareness spreads and we welcome applications at any time.
If you are interested in this topic, either as a potential candidate, employer, training provider or potential examiner, you may like to keep an eye on www.theIAM.org/Quals where we shall add more information and grow a series of FAQs over the next two months.
A number of Members mentioned to one or more of us their enthusiasm to get more involved in IAM activities: projects, committees and so on. It would be very helpful if you could complete the short form on the website here. This will allow someone to get back to you to complete the process.
Significant progress has been made with the documents being voted into their Draft International Standard (DIS) and ‘Enquiry’ phase. The formal Communiqué from the Prague meeting just before our Conference is available in the usual place on our website.
We were very pleased to have our friends from the Global Forum with us at Warwick this time. Not only did Conference delegates have a chance to hear presentations by leading players globally but also the one-on-one encounters during networking seem to have been valued by all.
The Global Forum itself had a very successful meeting both sides of our event and the agreed Communiqué is available to read on the GFMAM page on our website. It is very exciting that the changes agreed to the constitution now permit any suitable organisation to join GFMAM.