IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, was recently invited to represent the country at the Board Meeting of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) held in Manila, the Philippines.
The APFHRM is the apex professional body for human resources and people management associations in the Asia Pacific region.
A team comprising of IPM Sri Lanka President Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, Immediate Past President and IPM External Affairs Committee Chairman Rohitha Amarapala and IPM Sri Lanka Honorary Secretary Ken Vijaykumar participated in this high-profile meeting of professional bodies of all nations of the Asia Pacific region including Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Japan, the Philippines, Bangladesh, etc. At this meeting, the Governing Council of the APFHRM appointed Prof. Dharmasiri as a Vice President of the APFHRM.
“The office of the Assistant Vice President of the APFHRM plays a significant role in the activities of the APFHRM including policy formulation and strategic planning. We are honoured that Sri Lanka was selected to this prestigious position signifying the recognition and high esteem in which IPM Sri Lanka is held by like-minded professional HR bodies in the region,” said Prof. Dharmasiri.
During the proceedings of this meeting, IPM Sri Lanka’s flagship HR Qualification, Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management (PQHRM), also received the prestigious accreditation of the APFHRM.
Furthermore, among many other important topics and issues that were discussed, the APFHRM members agreed to extend IPM Sri Lanka’s premier corporate HR quiz programme, ‘The IPM Great HR Quiz’ to other nations in collaboration with IPM Sri Lanka in view of its contribution towards promoting continuous learning amongst the HR fraternity in the region.
The APFHRM is the network of human resources and people management associations’ representative countries in the Asia Pacific region. As a collective, the federation’s purpose is to advance the standing of the HR management profession within the region. It does this through its member representatives regularly meeting to exchange knowledge, research and best practice in HR.
The countries that form the federation are Australia, Bangladesh, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
The APFHRM is also an active regional member of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA).