The Institute introduces its professional development adviser Dipvandan Mehta and encourages members to get in touch with any CPD queries
Around 22% of the IEMA membership are Affiliate members, while almost two-thirds (64%) are Associates. A further 6% are Graduate members.
Many of these practitioners will be looking to upgrade their membership level over the next few years. Indeed, more than a quarter (28.3%) of members are planning to upgrade their membership in the near future, according to a survey conducted by the Institute in 2012.
To help these ambitious respondents, and all other IEMA members, with their professional development, the Institute has appointed an experienced adviser for members to call on for help.
Dipvandana Mehta – known as Dip – is IEMA’s professional development adviser. She can offer guidance, support and practical assistance on your membership, training and upgrade ambitions.
Mehta is an environmental science graduate from the University of Leeds and has a thorough background in training as well as business development.
Mehta joined the Institute in October 2012, having previously worked at national environmental regeneration charity Groundwork, in the West Midlands, where she provided environment consultancy services to companies.
Mehta has already helped many members to upskill through training and advised others on how to upgrade their IEMA membership level.
“I’m here to offer any member, regardless of their current membership status, help in achieving their short and long-term career goals,” she said. “Based on the contact I’ve had with members so far, that could be anything from advice about which IEMA-approved training course is right for you, to guidance on writing Full membership papers, and everything in between.”
Mehta encourages any IEMA member looking for career development guidance to get in touch. “The advice I offer is a service that all IEMA members are entitled to access. So if you are unsure of your next professional development steps, then please call me. Together we can achieve your goals,” she said.
Get ahead with your CPD
Dipvandana Mehta will be taking appointments for telephone sessions from mid-April onwards.
To arrange a call, contact her at: [email protected] or +44 (0)1522 540069.