On 1 July 2021, APEN introduced an APEN Professional Membership(APEN-PM) in addition to the existing membership categories of: Ordinary, Student, Retiree, Overseas Affiliate, Corporate and Life membership.
Professional Membership of APEN will bestow several additional benefits including:
Recognition of your high level of skills, knowledge and experience in extension gained through professional experience and/or formal qualifications
Recognition of your high level of commitment to ongoing professional development
Recognition of your understanding of industry ethics and accountability
The use of post nominal APEN-PM and
Exposure through a listing of skills in the APEN register which employers/funders can access (on the APEN website)
To join as an APENProfessional Member you will need to submit an application documenting:
Commitment to ongoing professional development and
Commitment to upholding APEN’s Statement of Values and Code of Ethics
We had some responses to our call and the Secretariat succession is being determined. In the meantime, Roe is continuing on as the Secretariat and Company Secretary until early March 2022, after the Conference. The Conference Committee is working hard to organise a great conference, a hybrid - in person and online and with some regional hubs eg. the NZ Tauranga Hub. Roe is on the Committee and looking forward to catching up with many of you either in person in Melbourne or on the online platform.
Thank you to everyone who kindly participated in the international research on rural extension agent and advisor perspectives of extension and innovation. The international research was supported by the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services. Read more ....
Interested in getting more out of APEN by being involved?
Besides the Secretariat, APEN is a volunteer run organisation and those volunteers get a lot out of being involved.
Many hands make light work so it you can help - that would be great! More information available here.