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Eastern Region

The region board met at Writtle Agricultural College on Saturday 29 April, Ray Martin, chairman presided. One of the main items on the agenda was to receive a report from the recruitment and retention sub group (chaired by Robin Beard with Mike Barnes and Mike Quinlan. Dick Bridges had also sat in on some meetings. The brief to the group was "to study the environment that the IMS is existing in and propose plans for a future reversal of projected pathways and for this the plan (2-3 years) to be initiated at regional level, using the correct lines of communication and passed over to national level.

The report from the sub group was circulated to members of the board. Robin Beard elaborated and answered questions. Mike Quinlan then gave a presentation and looked at aspects of e.commerce - technical (internet), social, political, legal, demographical (age and workforce), international and environmental (us and other people) - with all aspects centred around and looking at 'the organisation'.

Mike also referred to and made comparisons with the Project Management Institute (an American association). He used a BCG matrix to look at market share of people eligible for membership of any and specific institutes. He had also saf red out research on the Institute's web site and body of knowledge.

Mike was warmly thanked for his presentation and the sub group members were congratulated for producing such a thought provoking yet informative report.

It was agreed that the report would be completed with slight amendements and circulated further afield, particularly to the Institute's Council of Management and standing committees.

Ray Martin and Robin Beard reported on the progress of the annual barge sail which this year is from Ipswich. Needless to say it is imperative that you book immediately as at the time of going to press them are just a few tickets left (see advert page 40).

At L17.50 with a lunch that is usually superb - and more than ample - this is extremely good value. One member who has already booked happened to have a painting of the barge 'Hydrogen'. He couldn't miss the opportunity to be able to claim that he had also sailed in her.

North East Region

The IMS is dead?

It represent a profession of old men, using out of date approaches to yesterday's problems in industries that are well past their sell-by date.

Or, are there two sides to every story? For example, this year the North East Region has two young (female) Students of the Year, has put on two seminars covering modern techniques, with more to follow and has technical inputs from companies such as Nissan. Perception is what you can see from where you stand. Where do you stand? What can you see? What is your perception?

The year to date

Looking at the first few months shows all our objectives have be well met: the early seminar in the north of the region on 15 March was held at the Angel View Hotel in Gateshead. As well as being very well attended by members and guest I'd swear that a 150 foot angel outside the window was trying to get in without a ticket. However, all were entertained by Mike Seaman of Scott-Grant who demonstrated how MOST provides rapid PMTS standards and a suite of specialist modules.

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