13 Mar 2020

Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) from AIPM

Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) from AIPM

Following the World Health Organization's characterization of COVID-19 as a pandemic, we would like to keep all of our members informed of our commitment to business continuity.


19 MARCH 2020

In times of uncertainty, it is critical to plan ahead and be adaptable to change.
 
The health and safety of our members is our top priority. Therefore a decision has been made to cancel our face to face Chapter events over the coming months, and convert upcoming Chapter events to online delivery.
 
AIPM is here to support our members and ensure you can maintain your Continuing Professional Development points during this time. We will look to rapidly change and expand our events program to a real-time virtual program where possible, allowing participants to attend from any location, to support you in maintaining the skills and knowledge to enhance your career.
 
We know how important our events are to keep you educated and connected, so please keep a look out for the changes to our events and webinars program and schedule over the coming months.
 
We will also remind members of these changes through our events page, national emails, monthly eNewsletter and our AIPM Community, so you stay informed.
 
National event programs such as our Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA) and National Conference remain unaffected at this time.
 
If you have any questions on how we can support you during this time, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
 


13 MARCH 2020

We wish to advise members that we have developed readiness and contingency plans in the face of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. We have robust communications and processes in place to action when it becomes necessary, and will continue to monitor the situation.

Our plan focuses on:

  • Protecting the health of our employees and members

  • Enabling a remote workforce

  • Providing timely member support

  • Sustaining member services and communication through online platforms where possible 

The health and safety of our employees and members come first. We support flexibility in terms of where and when work can be done, and we already have the IT systems in place for all employees being equipped to work remotely as and when this becomes necessary. Decisions regarding AIPM meetings, events and activities are being made on a case-by-case basis and any changes will be communicated to members and partners. We will monitor the situation for our own upcoming events and action upon the advice from the Australian Government Department of Health.

We will advise members via our web site and email communications if we cancel any in-person meetings and events, and we will switch to virtual/online communication options where possible.

With remote working in place, and secure remote access to our systems, our Member Services teams will be able to continue to provide support from their home offices, if needed. Members will be able to contact us through our main email or phone contact information. We anticipate that this will create minimal disruption for you.

AIPM has solid ‘online’ platforms in place to be able to provide service information and communication to our members. We will also launching our AIPM Community platform next week, which we can also leverage to communicate to our members in relation to COVID-19.

There are significant and varied sources of misinformation about COVID-19 so please ensure you are getting your information from reliable sources. AIPM recommends that our members follow the information from the Australian Government Department of Health.  

Should you have any questions regarding AIPM and COVID-19, please feel free to contact us.

In the meantime, we hope all our members remain safe and well.