To further enhance our capability to support the professionalising of communities of practice, in particular the development of a framework to assist the development of Professional Associations, we have engaged a renowned expert in developing professional associations.
Mark Lowy MBA MPM BSc PMP PgMP has joined our Office of the CEO to advance the professionalisation of emerging professions, with an early focus on the development of a framework that emerging professions can use to plan and progress their efforts to be more formally recognised as a profession. “With over 25 years as project management practitioner, along with formal education and several certifications in project management, I have gained a deep insight into the life-cycle and maturity of project management as a profession and other professions more broadly.” says Mark.
President Klaus Veil is delighted about this enhancement of ACoP’s capability. “Many of our Member Organisations have asked how we can support them in attaining the levels of privilege and inclusion that well-established professions occupy. I am delighted that Mark has been able to join us to share his deep experience in developing professional associations.” he said. “We expect that our professionalism maturity assessment framework will become the foundation for the ability to better recognise the authority and value of professionals and their professions. In challenging times where people ask “Who can we Trust?” this will be essential to halt the trust-erosion and redefine the authority and value of professional advice.” said Professor Veil.
One of Mark’s first activities will be to progress the development of the professionalism maturity assessment framework as prioritised in our 2021 Operational Plan. Read more about Mark’s backgound at www.linkedin.com/in/marklowy