Memberships

HISTORY OF THE IPM

Founded in 1945, the Institute of People Management (IPM) is a membership-based organisation that exist to prepare and enable HR professionals, business leaders and managers to select the best and most appropriate skillsets, toolsets, and mindsets to derive desired outcomes at work and in life.


OUR VISION

Our vision is to be "a Portal of Thought Leadership in people management". We endeavour to bring the best thinking and practical application and practice drawn from experiences of our members, fact-based evidence and/or field research to bear in all our learning and development activities.

These interventions are facilitated by seasoned practitioners, consultants, and academics steeped in research to embed the "thought leadership" that forms our vision's bedrock and fuels our existence.


OUR MISSION

IPM's mission is to "elevate the human resources and people management profession as a key contributor to the sustainable performance of its members, organizations and other stakeholders" in the economy.

In this way, IPM shall be the leading and trusted professional human resources and people management body of choice in South Africa and beyond.


OUR MANDATE


*Represent and regulate a recognised community of expert practitioners, namely Human Resources and people management professionals.

*Promote protection of the public from malpractices related to the fulfilment of the professional duties and responsibilities of professionals registered with it as expected of all Professional Bodies.

*Promote pride in association for all professions, including traditional trades and occupations.

*Develop professional designations to award to its members and the capacity to monitor and revoke them.

*Develop and implement a Code of Conduct.

*Demonstrate that it does not apply unfair exclusionary practices in the awarding of its professional designations.

*Promote public understanding of and trust in the profession.

*Encourage international leading practice and the raising of professional esteem.

*Facilitate access to, and analysis of data related to professions for purposes of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Act.

*Support the development of a national career advice system.

*Encourage the development and implementation of continuous professional developments (CPD).

*Play a key role in identifying suitable workplaces for work-integrated learning and being involved in assessing workplace experience.

*Play a key role in the identification of suitable education and training providers, including tertiary institutions.

*Advance the profession and the competencies of its members by setting and administering its Board examination.

*Advance the objectives of the NQF.

  • Individual Membership [South African Citizens]
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 1,829.20

    OUR PACKAGE OF MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND SERVICES 

    Professional Designation

    As a member of IPM, you are entitled to apply for a Professional Designation that recognises your level of professional competence. You can use this designation level as a signature after your name. 

    IPM Annual Convention: Members discounts

    Members receive a discount when registering for our Annual Convention, which has been hosted since 1956 and has been rated as a world-class event.

    Delegates have the opportunity to learn from the experts, share knowledge and network with like-minded peers in the industry.

    The Convention provides concrete takeaways for application back in the workplace, such as frameworks, models, processes and case studies from leading organisations. 

    Delegates have access to the exhibition which showcases products and services targeted at the HR market.

    Members benefit from a discounted rate for stand space at the exhibition. 

    The convention offers branding and marketing opportunities through sponsorships and exhibitions. 

    People dynamics

     Members receive a copy of People Dynamics the official magazine of the Institute. The magazine is an award-winning publication which is been in print since 1980. People Dynamics provides a forum for debate and discussion on all issues affecting people managers in South Africa, the African continent and beyond. 

     Online Knowledge Exchange Groups

     *Members have access to eight specialist groups, hosted on our CRM system, which create a space for members to develop and grow through discussing and debating topical issues, with expert input.

    *Keep you up to date with current issues in your specialist area of HR. 

    * Allow you to debate topical issues with experts. Each group will launch with a guest host who is a leading thinker.                           

    *Provide access to knowledge and best practice shared by other HR professionals engaging with the community, from a range of sectors, organisations and regions.

    * Provide an opportunity to share your own knowledge and best practice experience in  IPM Community of Experts Practitioners:

    • Learning and development;
    • Organisation development;
    • Talent management and mobility;
    • Employee wellness;
    • Labour relations transformation;
    • Reward and compensation and one focussed solely on topical issues in HR called 'Burning Issues'.

    * Leaders working at Director and Executive level in their organisations have access to a dedicated Directors Group

    [Please note that this is a restricted peer group for members working at the Director and Heads of Function level] 

    Online Journals 

    We have negotiated online access for members to two leading academic journals. They are: 

    * South African Journal of Human Resource Management.

    * South African Journal of Industrial Psychology.


    IPM Mentoring programme 

    Mentoring Programme connects industry leaders with upcoming practitioners in mentoring relationships, a powerful way of enabling the knowledge, skills and experience of well-respected and credible seasoned Leaders in the Profession to be shared with aspiring practitioners.

    For more information please email your details: info@ipm.co.za

  • Graduate/ Student Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 300

    STUDENTS PROFESSIONAL CHAPTER 

    The IPM Student Professional Chapter has been established to nurture the development of young professionals in the field of Human Resource and People's Management fields. 

    VISION

    To be the greatest and persuasive young HR professionals in the Southern African Region and beyond.

    MISSION

    The chapter shall convene forums and summits, initiate programmes and strategic approaches that are aimed at deliberating on Human Resources and People Management issues that impact our socio-economic being and education, both as the country and the continent.


    The Student Professional Chapter Membership is open to all People Management Practitioners who have joined the profession in various organizations, both in the public and the private sector, and students who are enrolling towards the qualifications related to Human Resources Management and other People's Management qualification.

    BENEFITS OF THE MEMBERSHIP

    Member discounts

    Members receive discounts on the annual convention registration fee, IPM strategic workshops delivered in partnership with leading organisations and forum events.

    IPM Annual Convention

    The IPM convention has been hosted since 1956 and has been rated as a world-class event.

    Members have the opportunity to learn from the experts, share knowledge and network with Subject Matter Specialist in the industry.

    Online Student Knowledge Exchange Groups

    Members have access to specialists groups hosted on our CRM system, which create space for members to develop and grow through discussing and debating topical issues with expert input.

    A forum for debates and discussion on all issues affecting people managers in South Africa, the African continent and beyond.

    IPM Website

    The IPM website contains a world of information and resources some of which are accessible to members.

    IPM Mentoring Programme

    The programme connects HR leaders and aspiring HR and Management Practitioners in mentoring relationships, a powerful way of enabling the knowledge, skills and experience of well-respected and credible HR leaders in the profession to be shared with aspiring Practitioners. For more info please email info@ipm.co.za 

    Best Student Excellence Awards

    Access to Online Research Journals

  • Individual Membership :SADC and other countries:
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 2,050

    OUR PACKAGE OF MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND SERVICES 

    Professional Designation

    As a member of IPM, you are entitled to apply for a Professional Designation that recognises your level of professional competence. You can use this designation level as a signature after your name. 

    IPM Annual Convention: Members discounts

    Members receive a discount when registering for our Annual Convention, has been hosted since 1956 and has been rated as a world-class event.

    Delegates have the opportunity to learn from the experts, share knowledge and network with like-minded peers in the industry.

    The Convention provides concrete takeaways for application back in the workplace, such as frameworks, models, processes and case studies from leading organisations. 

    Delegates have access to the exhibition which showcases products and services targeted at the HR market.

    Members benefit from a discounted rate for stand space at the exhibition. 

    The convention offers branding and marketing opportunities through sponsorships and exhibitions. 

    People dynamics

     Members receive a copy of People Dynamics the official magazine of the Institute. The magazine is an award-winning publication which is been in print since 1980. People Dynamics provides a forum for debate and discussion on all issues affecting people managers in South Africa, the African continent and beyond. 

     Online Knowledge Exchange Groups

     *Members have access to eight specialist groups, hosted on our CRM system, which create a space for members to develop and grow through discussing and debating topical issues, with expert input.

    *Keep you up to date with current issues in your specialist area of HR. 

    * Allow you to debate topical issues with experts. Each group will launch with a guest host who is a leading thinker.                           

    *Provide access to knowledge and best practice shared by other HR professionals engaging with the community, from a range of sectors, organisations and regions.

    * Provide an opportunity to share your own knowledge and best practice experience in  IPM Community of Experts Practitioners:

    • Learning and development;
    • Organisation development;
    • Talent management and mobility;
    • Employee wellness;
    • Labour relations transformation;
    • Reward and compensation and one focussed solely on topical issues in HR called 'Burning Issues'.

    * Leaders working at Director and Executive level in their organisations have access to a dedicated Directors Group

    [Please note that this is a restricted peer group for members working at the Director and Heads of Function level] 

    Online Journals 

    We have negotiated online access for members to two leading academic journals. They are: 

    * South African Journal of Human Resource Management.

    * South African Journal of Industrial Psychology.


    IPM Mentoring programme 

    Mentoring Programme connects industry leaders with upcoming practitioners in mentoring relationships, a powerful way of enabling the knowledge, skills and experience of well-respected and credible seasoned Leaders in the Profession to be shared with aspiring practitioners.

    For more information please email your details: info@ipm.co.za

  • Individual : Critical Skills Visa membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 7,850

    OUR PACKAGE OF MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND SERVICES 

    Professional Designation

    As a member of IPM, you are entitled to apply for a Professional Designation that recognises your level of professional competence. You can use this designation level as a signature after your name. 

    IPM Annual Convention: Members discounts

    Members receive a discount when registering for our Annual Convention, has been hosted since 1956 and has been rated as a world-class event.

    Delegates have the opportunity to learn from the experts, share knowledge and network with like-minded peers in the industry.

    The Convention provides concrete takeaways for application back in the workplace, such as frameworks, models, processes and case studies from leading organisations. 

    Delegates have access to the exhibition which showcases products and services targeted at the HR market.

    Members benefit from a discounted rate for stand space at the exhibition. 

    The convention offers branding and marketing opportunities through sponsorships and exhibitions. 

    People dynamics

     Members receive a copy of People Dynamics the official magazine of the Institute. The magazine is an award-winning publication which is been in print since 1980. People Dynamics provides a forum for debate and discussion on all issues affecting people managers in South Africa, the African continent and beyond. 

     Online Knowledge Exchange Groups

     *Members have access to eight specialist groups, hosted on our CRM system, which create a space for members to develop and grow through discussing and debating topical issues, with expert input.

    *Keep you up to date with current issues in your specialist area of HR. 

    * Allow you to debate topical issues with experts. Each group will launch with a guest host who is a leading thinker.              

    *Provide access to knowledge and best practice shared by other HR professionals engaging with the community, from a range of sectors, organisations and regions.

    * Provide an opportunity to share your own knowledge and best practice experience in IPM Community of Experts Practitioners:

    Learning and development;

    Organisation development;

    Talent management and mobility;

    Employee wellness;

    Labour relations transformation;

    Reward and compensation and one focussed solely on topical issues in HR called 'Burning Issues'.

    * Leaders working at Director and Executive level in their organisations have access to a dedicated Directors Group

    [Please note that this is a restricted peer group for members working at the Director and Heads of Function level] 

    Online Journals 

    We have negotiated online access for members to two leading academic journals. They are: 

    * South African Journal of Human Resource Management.

    * South African Journal of Industrial Psychology.


    IPM Mentoring programme 

    Mentoring Programme connects industry leaders with upcoming practitioners in mentoring relationships, a powerful way of enabling the knowledge, skills and experience of well-respected and credible seasoned Leaders in the Profession to be shared with aspiring practitioners.

    For more information please email your details: info@ipm.co.za

  • People Dynamics Magazine Subscription
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 600