AIOP is run entirely by Volunteers, from divisional positions right through to the Board of Directors. It is a commitment members make due to their passion to see continual professional development offered to people who work within an office environment.
I have been a Member of this incredible organisation since 1992, and over those 20 years have sat on the SA Committee of Management culminating in 2011 as Division President / Member of the Board. In 2011.
I was then elected to the position of National President /Chair of the Board of Directors holding the position for a two year period. I became a ‘Fellow’ of the Institute after gaining my Diploma of Management in 2010.
In 2013 awarded an Honorary Life Membership which was presented at the National Conference, for outstanding contribution to the organisation. This was certainly a highlight of my career.
During those 50 years AIOP has grown exponentially. The opportunity to ‘lead’ a team of incredibly passionate people, who willingly give up their time and expend much energy in keeping the Institute moving forward, has been a humbling experience. The connections built over that time, will see the Team continue to make headway for the future.
The future of course is with the up and coming young professionals of today. With the changes implemented, a ‘new look’ institute has been built, which we trust will entice the younger generation to view as an opportunity to be part of something unique and inspired to achieve their career aspirations that they may have initially only dreamed of. Click here for AIOP website