Chief Executive's report — What the ICSA changes involve

 

As indicated in our President’s column, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) has resolved to seek your approval on two strategic initiatives that will position the Institute to evolve and grow sustainably by enhancing its reputation and reach.

As indicated in our President’s column, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) has resolved to seek your approval on two strategic initiatives that will position the Institute to evolve and grow sustainably by enhancing its reputation and reach.

The first of these initiatives is the introduction of a part-qualified class of membership to be called Affiliated Member. The other is the creation of a second designation called Chartered Governance Professional to sit alongside the existing Chartered Secretary designation.

The new intermediate grade of membership will not be Chartered but will allow students who have completed only part of the ICSA postgraduate course (the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance in Australia’s case), or some other Institute offered courses, to become members. 

This Affiliated Member category will attract the many potential students who for various reasons do not wish to complete the full suite of Chartered examinations but do wish to benefit from membership of a professional body in the governance field. And, of course, Affiliated Members can progress on to Associate if they eventually complete all of the subjects in the Institute's qualifying program.

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