This month, your Environmentalist is accompanied by a small booklet that could be the catalyst to your 2013 career progression. This is your personal and portable fold-out IEMA Environmental Skills Map.

The IEMA Environmental Skills Map is the environment profession’s first and only competency framework for career development and progression. Launched in 2011, the Environmental Skills Map provides individual practitioners, employers, recruiters and careers advisers with a framework of the skills and competencies required for environmental roles at all levels of experience.

Members should have become familiar with the Environmental Skills Map over the past eighteen months through events, networking, iema.net and the environmentalist. Now it is envisaged that this refreshed and handy format will inspire members to use the map to its full potential, stimulating their learning, development and progression. So do look out for the small blue booklet that is enclosed with your February Environmentalist, due to rach you by post next week (w/c 18th February).

Finally, don’t forget to check the reverse of the Skills Map. The testimonials about the value of IEMA membership are genuine quotes submitted anonymously from members, and will be used to recruit other environment professionals as IEMA members. Can you spot something you may have told us?