The newly elected President of the Institute of Corporate and Public Sector Professionals (ICPSP), Folashade Airebamien, has announced a seven-point agenda to advance the institute and build the capacity of its members.
Airebamien made the announcement while delivering her acceptance speech at a virtual investiture of the ICPSP’s newly elected Governing Council members on Wednesday in Lagos.
She said that her tenure would focus on a membership drive, continuing professional development, International collaboration, and recognised United Kingdom (UK) degrees, organising international conferences and events.
The new president said that during her tenure, the institute’s graduates would begin the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) professional examination scheme through the state coordinator.
She said that a benevolent fund committee would be established to relieve needs, hardship and distress amongst members.
According to her, the new administration would also work toward relocating the institute’s secretariat from its temporary location in Abuja to a permanent site.
“The roadmap is a collective aspiration of our institute council and the entire members to build a strategy to oversee continuous capacity building, training and re-training of members and non-members.
” We are keen to increase the Institute membership base through value-adding membership services and capacity building of members both in the corporate and public sectors.
“From January 2021, our institute is set to launch the Students and the Fast-Track Route/ Graduate conversion route to members.
“Prospective members can continue to apply to join the Institute online via www.icpsp.org/apply-online-now,” she said.
Airebamien said that the institute’s council was considering an innovative and appropriate means of meeting the Continuing Professional Development ( CPD ) needs of its members and non-members which was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
She said that this would be done by adopting a full blended learning strategy in the year 2021.
The Institute’s president promised to continue to explore ways in which members’ certificates would be recognised through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy of its education partners.
According to her, this will help the institute’s members to complete their courses on time and at a cheaper cost.
“All things being equal, I will be delighted to lead all our Institute delegates to London come February 2021 for the Institute’s International Conference with the theme: Light Up Your Future.
“Although the UK economy is under lockdown due to the global pandemic, I hope that things will be back to normal and that the conference will be held as planned.
“Please continue to visit the Institute website for up to date information about the event,” she said.
The newly-elected Governing Council members would pioneer the affairs of the Institute for two years, which is renewable. (NAN)
– Nov. 11, 2020 @ 18:25 GMT |