IPMA Young Crew Announces Call for Nominations for the 2013 IPMA Young Project Manager of the Year


All applications for submission are due by June 30, 2013.

31 May 2013: The Young Crew initiative, renown for being a vibrant and engaging network for young and emerging professional project managers, in collaboration with IPMA, the world’s first project management association; announces the call for nominations for the 2013 edition of its globally acclaimed IPMA Young Project Manager of the Year.

achievement-awardThis year, the Young Project Manager Award is now part of the IPMA Achievement Award category, resulting in it being renamed Young Project Manager of the Year. IPMA Achievement Award is a new category of IPMA Awards that provides the opportunity for industry recognition, at both the project and individual level.

The IPMA Young Crew is a community of young professionals who passionately promote the very essence of project management as a practice and process across all sectors of industry. The Young Crew is extremely keen to actively support the development of project leaders within the project management domain.

This award gives an insight into the rapidly increasing number of dynamic young professionals who have embraced project management as a profession, which has resulted in a rapidly growing number of emerging and young project managers worldwide. The award is aimed at recognizing the laudable achievements of young project professionals who have participated in or led the successful delivery of outstanding projects — Projects whose outcomes have remarkable effects towards improved service delivery, business transformation and social change.

The IPMA Young Project Manager of the Year Award is open to project managers between the ages of 18 to 35 at the time of applying; and who have worked or are currently working on a project for at least six months. The criteria for evaluation of the award is based upon the ICB® (IPMA Competence Baseline). Finalists will be chosen based upon the strength of their demonstrated competence development. Members and non-members of IPMA’s national associations are eligible to apply. Finalists and the winner of the award will each receive a financial sponsorship package to attend the IPMA Global Young Crew Workshop in Dubrovnik, Croatia in September 2013.

“Becoming part of IPMA Achievement Award represents a great result for Young Crew. This is the recognition of the quality achieved and delivered in the past editions of the award. This recognition is a unique motivation for the new generations of Project Managers to apply for the new edition and challenge themselves on an international global scale,” says Luca Cavone, a member of the Young Crew Management Board.

Round one of the award process, submission of nomination applications for the 2013 IPMA Young Project Manager Award will be accepted until midnight, June 30, 2013 ET.

To Apply: All information and material for application, including award process description, guidelines and submission form are available on the IPMA website: http://ipma.ch/awards/achievement-awards/young-project-manager/.

Applicants will be notified of their application status and further steps for consideration of the award in July.  Finalists for this year’s award will be selected by August 2013.

 ipma-young-crew About IPMA Young Crew: IPMA Young Crew is a key component of IPMA’s growth and development of the future leaders. We are an active and global network of young project management professionals and students aged 25 to 35, who believe in collaborative working, knowledge sharing and the building of a worldwide young professional project management community.

With over 20 member countries, the IPMA Young Crew strives to provide experiential learning through interaction and information exchange with young project managers.

About the IPMA Young Project Manager Award:  Introduced in 2006 at the IPMA Young Crew conference in Shanghai, China, the essence of the IPMA Young Project Manager Award is to recognize rising talent within project and program management domains; by honoring young project managers for their accomplishments early in their careers.  These honorees would have demonstrated invaluable impact to the profession and for the companies for whom they work, and are on the fast track to becoming project leaders and influencers on an international scale; having remarkably shown both the promise and potential for future leadership capability.

News Item by Tunde Ajia, IPMA Young Project Manager Award, [email protected]

IPMA Contact: Stacy Goff, VP Marketing & Events, [email protected] 

Source: IPMA