High Powered Delegation To Represent IPM SL At APFHRM In Hong Kong

November 14, 2017

IPM Sri Lanka, the Nation’s leader in human resource management, will be represented by a high powered delegation comprising of Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri – President IPM Sri Lanka and Vice President Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM), Rohitha Amarapala - Immediate Past President/Co-Chairman of the IPM Sri Lanka External Affairs Committee and Board Member, APFHRM and Dhammika Fernando – Council Member/Co-Chairman of the IPM Sri Lanka External Affairs Committee and Board Member, APFHRM at the forthcoming Board Meeting of APFHRM to be held in Hong Kong from 21st – 22nd November 2017. The delegation will also participate in the 40th Annual HR Conference & Exhibition of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM).   

“IPM Sri Lanka maintains very close links with APFHRM and other regional and international professional HR entities in order to strengthen our capacity to develop globally competitive HR professionals. Our participation at the APFHRM Board Meeting will be an ideal opportunity for Sri Lanka to showcase our HR infrastructure and expertise to the global HR community” said Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri-President, IPM Sri Lanka.

“Being a Board Member of APFHRM, while sharing our expertise and experience in addressing challenges at the workplace brought about by new technology, changes in the social fabric, the millennial factor etc, we are able to obtain valuable insights from our regional and global counterparts which will make a significant impact towards promoting best practices in HRM in the Sri Lankan HR landscape” he added.

IPM’s flagship professional qualification in human resource management PQHRM (Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management) has been accredited by APFHRM giving it recognition as a regionally acceptable HR qualification. Furthermore, the IPM HR Quiz – the only quiz in Sri Lanka which is dedicated to HR has been endorsed by APFHRM it as an ideal platform for sharing HR knowledge and best practices amongst the HR fraternity. Consequent to this endorsement, the national HR bodies of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have also decided to stage their own HR Great HR Quizzes in their respective countries.  

The Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (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, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. APFHRM is also an active regional member of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA).

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