Institute of People Management

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION POLICY

Professional Designation Policy

Professional Designation Policy

Policy and procedure on reviewing and revoking IPM Professional Designations

The Institute of People Management’s Membership and Professional Development Committee meets regularly to discuss issues pertaining to IPM Professional Membership and Professional Development. The committee is tasked with reviewing key policies, principles and processes and ensuring they remain relevant and fit for purpose.  They can also revoke professional designations awarded.

The grounds for revocation include:

  • conviction of a crime arising out of the members performance or non-performance of professional duties
  • disciplinary or employment action (such as suspension, termination, demotion or transfer) by the employer against the member, arising from the members performance or non-performance of professional duties
  • breach of the IPM Code of Conduct
  • lack of compliance with the IPM Continuing Professional Development Policy.

IPM members are accorded with the duty to report to the Committee if they are aware of grounds for revocation.  Any person, organisation or employer may also report to the IPM Membership and Professional Development Committee, grounds where revocation may be required.

They can email IPM at info@ipm.co.za

Process for revocation:

  1. Inform IPM in writing of the member (or yourself if you are self-reporting) and the grounds on which revocation is justified in your belief.
  2. IPM will confirm that the individual is an active member and has been awarded a professional designation through membership.
  3. IPM will inform the member and will ask the member to supply their own comments and any relevant supporting information.
  4. IPM Membership and Professional Development Committee will review all the evidence supplied.They will decide if there is sufficient grounds for revocation.
  5. The IPM Committee is also able to schedule a hearing to receive/consider further evidence, and the member has the right to appear at this hearing.
  6. The final decision will be taken by the Committee as to whether the designations are revoked and membership is withdrawn.
  7. The member and/or the individual who reported the grounds for revocation will be notified about the outcome.
  8. The member has the right to appeal.

Any committee member with direct economic or personal interest in the hearing’s outcome will not be permitted to participate in the process.

A member who has had their professional designation revoked may not use the IPM designation signature

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