Benefits of Membership

The Institute of People Management (IPM) continually strives to be at the forefront of people management and development. We recognise that in an increasingly competitive global economy, it is the discretionary contribution of people that is a core differentiator for success.

We work hard at IPM to understand the conditions that impact the economy, the opportunities and challenges facing business, and the role HR Profession can play. Our package of membership benefits and services is designed to equip HR professionals with the strategic thinking and practical tools they need to influence impact in the workplace.

IPM offers both individual and corporate membership. Corporate membership allows multiple memberships to be taken out within the same organisation at a discounted rate. Corporate members also benefit from being able to change representative members at their convenience if employees leave or join the organisation.

Our package of membership benefits and services

IPM Annual Convention

The IPM Convention has been hosted since 1956 and has been rated as a word class event. Delegates have the opportunity to learn from the experts, to share knowledge and to network with like-minded peers in the industry.  The Convention provides concrete takeaways for application back in the workplace, such as frameworks, models, processes and case studies from leading organisations.

IPM Annual Convention Exhibition

Delegates have access to the exhibition which showcases products and services targeted at the HR market. Members benefit from a discounted rate for stand space at the exhibition.
The convention offers branding and marketing opportunities through sponsorships and exhibitions.

People Dynamics

Members receive a hard copy as well as electronic access to People Dynamics each month, the official magazine of the Institute. The magazine is an award winning publication which is been in print since 1980. People Dynamics provides a forum for debate and discussion on all issues affecting people managers in South Africa, the African continent and beyond.

Online Knowledge Exchange Groups

Members have access to eight specialist groups, hosted on LinkedIn, which create a space for members develop and grow through discussing and debating topical issues, with expert input. KEG membership can offer the following benefits:

The groups are: Learning and development; Organisation development; Talent management and mobility; Employee wellness; Labour relations transformation; Reward and compensation and one focussed solely on topical issues in HR called ‘Burning Issues’.  Members direct the topics on this forum as per those issues most critical on a day to day basis.

HR Leaders working at Director and Executive level in their organisations have access to dedicated HR Directors Group. Please note that this is a restricted peer group for members working at Director and Heads of Function level.

IPM Website

The IPM website contains a wealth of information and resources, some of which are only accessible to members.

Online Journals

We have negotiated online access for members to two leading academic journals.  They are:

This service is provided to members through our website by SABINET. Their SA ePublications service is the most comprehensive, searchable collection of full-text electronic South- and Southern African journals in the world.

IPM Mentoring programme

We are intent on supporting and building the Profession for both today and tomorrow. It is thus a pleasure to introduce this new benefit – one of the practical ways in which we  are tapping into the needs of Business and our Profession – the Institute of People Management Mentoring Programme.

The Programme connects HR leaders and aspiring HR practitioners in mentoring relationships, a powerful way of enabling the knowledge, skills and experience of well respected and credible HR leaders in the Profession to be shared with aspiring practitioners. This programme has been developed to open up and expand networks for career and professional development, and to help HR practitioners to increase their impact and contribution to the overall sustainable organisation performance of the business in which they operate. The programme is open to members only for mentorship and mentee opportunities.

Please register your interest to be involved in the next programme by calling Bongiwe on 011 329 3760

Member discounts

Members receive discounts on the Annual Convention Registration fee, IPM Strategic Workshops delivered in partnership with leading organisations and Forum events.

IPM Membership Fees

IPM Professional Designations

To sign up for membership, or for further information about membership, benefits, products and services or fee structures, call our membership department:

Tel: 011 329 3760