CIPR appoints Sukhjit Singh Grewal as Director of Professional Development and Membership
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has appointed Sukhjit Singh Grewal, former Head of Professional Development at the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), as Director of Professional Development and Membership following the departure of Alison Steel MCIPR.
Sukhjit, who will take up his post on Monday 18 March, will lead the professional development and membership activities of the Institute reporting into CIPR Chief Executive Jane Wilson.
In 2012, CIPR membership increased year-on-year to over 10,000. More members completed the Institute’s online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme and more professionals took part in the CIPR’s learning and development activities. This included increased enrolments on to the Institute’s qualifications and its new workshop programme.
Together with our Code of Conduct, professional development sits at the heart of CIPR membership. Through our online CPD system and a suite of products that allow our members to plan and manage their own professional development, we are focused on helping our members achieve their career goals. I am very confident that Sukhjit will expand our position as a leading provider of public relations training and qualifications and build upon our successes to date. He shares our ambitions for growth and increased member participation and I very much look forward to welcoming him to the team.
I'm looking forward to working closely with CIPR staff, volunteers and members to ensure the continued provision of first class professional development opportunities and adding more value to membership.
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).