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About PIPMG

Our Constitution

Objectives

PIPMG is an association run for the benefit of its members and indirectly to support anyone that is working in a project management or associated role in the life science sector.

Its principal activities are: Encouraging recognition of the key role of project management in the industry; Introduction, participation in and support of initiatives intended to improve the practice of project management internationally; Providing a forum for communication and information exchange between members; encouraging continuing development and education; Provision of relevant training and development.

PIPMG is a not-for-profit organisation therefore any surplus funds will be managed by the Executive Team to fund improvements to the quality of services provided for PIPMG members (e.g. public meetings, workshops, PIPMG communications, website enhancements etc.)

Membership

Membership of PIPMG is open to all but exists primarily for professionals involved in the management of projects in the life science sector. Membership is free and will grant access to respective restricted areas of the web site and by default will add a member to the email distribution list. Some specific content (typically eLearning courses) will require payment to access. Membership is at the discretion of the Steering Committee and may be terminated at any time for any reason deemed to be appropriate by the Steering Committee (subject to appropriate refund of any fees).

PIPMG Ltd and Board

PIPMG corporate and trading activities are managed by a Not-For-Profit Company, PIPMG Ltd. The Board of directors of the company consists of volunteers and it is their responsibility to:

  • Ensure that PIPMG as a whole is fulfilling its mission and objectives

  • Ensure the financial health of PIPMG and manage company affairs

  • Approve membership of the Steering Committee

 

The Board will appoint /remove directors by majority vote.

In the event of PIPMG Ltd being wound up with a cash surplus, this will be donated to medically based charities at the discretion of the Board / Steering Committee.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (sometimes called the Exec Committee) consists of volunteers (some of which may also be Board members). It is their responsibility to:

  • Lead and approve the vision and long term strategy of PIPMG

  • Lead / participate in sub teams that oversee event planning

  • Approve people providing operations support

  • Network within the sector to help identify interesting speakers for events and help PIPMG to stay at the forefront of current practice

  • Help to shape the annual programme of events

  • Seek interested volunteers from the life science sector to join the committee and/or help with events.

 

Operations responsibilities

PIPMG will engage individuals or companies to provide services on a fee basis. These services will be to help PIPMG manage the following:

  • Planning a programme of webinar/conference events of interest to members and the life science sector generally

  • Coordinating development and training services and ensuring quality delivery by contracted suitable trainers

  • Communicate about events and training with members by mail shot, web updates, blogs and social media

  • Broker links and partnerships similar bodies to provide benefits to members, collaborate in joint events where opportunities arise and share promotional activities / contacts lists

  • Maintain the PIPMG website 

  • Update the Steering Committee on a regular basis and participate in meetings

  • Board and Steering Committee members will be eligible to provide the above service, but where so will be ineligible to vote in approval of said commissions.

 

Board/Steering Committee benefits 

  • Board and Steering Committee members will be volunteers and not be remunerated for any their respective bodies' activities.

  • Board and Steering Committee members will be reimbursed for reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred in set up / provisioning of events.

  • Board and Steering Committee members will be able to attend any PIPMG events free of charge.

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