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News & Updates. IPMA-SA, February 2024

Message from the President

Dear IPMA-SA Members,

IPMA South Africa - News and updates

As we step into the month of February 2024, I would first like to wish all of you a great year, where project management is the key towards your success, I am pleased to share with you the latest updates and offerings from IPMA-SA. We are dedicated to enhancing your experience as members and providing you with valuable resources to excel in the field of project management.


IPMA-SA aims to assist our members in discovering a range of exciting membership benefits at IPMA-SA. As a member, you have immediate access to the IPMA Individual Competence Baseline, a valuable resource for enhancing your project management skills. This month competence focus area is from the "People Competencies: Self-Reflection and Self-Management." We aim to ensure we create a fantastic opportunity to enhance your project management skills in this critical area.


All IPMA-SA members can now explore a vast collection of over 350 publications and books through


Starting from February 1, 2024, we are introducing corporate membership options for organizations interested in becoming part of our community. If corporate membership aligns with your needs, please don't hesitate to contact us for further details. Your IPMA-SA membership offers a world of opportunities to grow and excel in the field of project management. Individual membership fees for 2024 are set at R 1300, with invoices scheduled to be sent from February 1, 2024. Please ensure that your membership remains up-to-date to continue enjoying our benefits.


Our work to host the IPMA World Congress from 27-29 November 2024 is still continuing. In a nutshell, preparations for our upcoming event are well underway and progressing exceptionally. We're excited to share that

  • we have already confirmed and sold over 50% of the partner packages

  • we've received pre-registrations from 216 participants, accounting for 36% of our participant goal of over 600.

  • with 9 months remaining before the event, we are in an excellent position to make this journey a resounding success.

This is the perfect time to become a part of this exciting endeavour. Join us on this journey to success!

IPMA ICB4 – People Competence Area – Self Reflection and Self Management


Applying the Self-Reflection and Self-Management Competence in the People Competence area of the IPMA ICB4 can be instrumental for personal growth and professional success. Here's a more detailed explanation of how to apply the Self-Reflection and Self-Management Competence in the People Competence area of the IPMA ICB4 in practice:


The first key competence indicator, "Identify and reflect on the ways in which own values and experiences affect the work," emphasizes the importance of self-awareness. Practically, this involves regular self-reflection to understand your personal values, opinions, and ethical values. By acknowledging these intrinsic aspects of yourself, you can make more consistent decisions and actions that align with your values. Effective communication is also essential; it involves clearly expressing your principles and personal demands while being open to discussions and feedback to foster better understanding and collaboration.


Moving on to "Build self-confidence on the basis of personal strengths and weaknesses," it's crucial to assess your strengths, talents, limitations, and weaknesses honestly. Recognizing what you excel at and what challenges you face enables you to make informed decisions about task delegation and personal development. Maintaining self-confidence involves understanding your self-worth and not being overly troubled by self-doubt, particularly when confronted with your weaknesses.


The third indicator, "Identify and reflect on personal motivations to set personal goals and keep focus," highlights the importance of knowing what motivates you. This self-awareness allows you to set meaningful goals aligned with your motivations. Additionally, it requires emotional control, especially in situations that may provoke negative emotions. Staying focused involves actively managing distractions, resisting procrastination, and using prioritization techniques to reduce stress and improve productivity.


"Organize personal work depending on the situation and own resources" emphasizes adaptability and resource management. Recognize that no two situations are identical, and what works in one may not work in another. This calls for situational awareness and adjusting your approach accordingly. Effective prioritization, the ability to say no when necessary, and optimizing available resources contribute to efficient work management. It's essential to avoid overextending yourself and include relaxation when needed to maintain a balanced workload.


Finally, "Take responsibility for personal learning and development" highlights the importance of continuous improvement. Embrace a growth mindset that views mistakes and feedback as opportunities for learning and development. Seeking consultation, setting measurable goals, and regularly monitoring your progress are vital components of this competence. Always strive to enhance your skills and capacities through self-improvement initiatives.


In practice, applying these competence indicators promotes self-awareness, resilience, and effective self-management in various personal and professional scenarios. This not only benefits individual growth but also positively impacts teams and organizations by fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adaptability.

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Best Regards

IPMA-SA President

Ben Peters


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