IPM Sri Lanka is the country’s premier professional body of human resource management practitioners. The Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka was incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1976 for the genera advancement of the principles, practice and techniques of personnel management in Sri Lanka.
IPM Sri Lanka has earned the confidence of aspiring individuals, practicing HR managers and employers for its pioneering role as the torchbearer of the HR profession in the country and is ranked as the undisputed leader amongst the providers of professional HR education in Sri Lanka. Our range of superior and industry-relevant study courses, course recognition, international affiliations, state-of-the art infrastructure, highly acclaimed faculty, academic performance and a host of ‘student-centric aspects’ have enabled IPM Sri Lanka to emerge as the Nation’s Leader in human resource management.
With its humble beginning in 1959, the Institute has developed into the leading ‘Human Resource Authority’ in Sri Lanka. During this period, the Institute has contributed significantly to develop and nurture the human resource management profession. Whilst catering to the needs of the Membership, especially with regard to the upgrading of their knowledge and skills, the Institute also conducts a wide range of professional study courses, which include the prestigious IPM Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management (PQHRM).
IPM is a member of the Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) in Sri Lanka and also functions as a member of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) through which the Institute is affiliated to the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA).
The members of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) meet regularly to share ideas, perspectives and information relating to the practice of HR in the Asia Pacific region and their individual institutes. Below are the country reports for Sri Lanka.
Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri
Mr. P.G. Tennakoon - firstname.lastname@example.org
National Human Resource Conference (NHRC) : 6th & 7th June 2018
The National HR Conference is an annual event organized by the Institute of Personnel Management [IPM SL]. Each year, the conference sees a large gathering of CEOs, HR professionals, academics, students, Gurus and professionals from various disciplines. We expect around 1,000 participants at this Conference. The National HR Exhibition concurrently conducted would provide insight into HR products and other allied services available to enhance the effectiveness of the HR profession.
The other activities connected to the conference are:
This prestigious award was awarded with a view to recognizing the significant contribution of individuals who have successfully completed PQHRM qualification and fulfilled their individual, organisational and societal obligations through creative and innovative people management practices. As per the criteria laid down, the eminent panel of judges will select the winner who emerge as the best amongst numerous other contenders since the demand for this award is significantly high.
HR Leaders’ Award
HR Leaders’ Awards recognized the efforts of the HR and L&D professionals within private and public sector entities by acknowledging groundbreaking initiatives and innovative HR practices adopted by them, thereby creating value within the business landscape.
Awarded under three KRA’s of the HR discipline: Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development and Industrial/Employee Relations, people-oriented individuals who have produced benchmark results in these key HR facets will be awarded the prestigious HR Leaders’ Award in recognition of their overall excellence in these HR practices.
Another momentous milestone of the Institute that crowns hundreds of new HR Practitioners each year
This is a flagship event in the IPM calendar, which sees a large gathering of over 200 CEOs of the country’s blue-chip organization, each year.
People Power: The IPM continues to release the quarterly issue of “People Power” magazine.
HR Perspective Journal: We continue producing the HR Perspective Journal twice a year with many insightful articles for the benefit of the Members and academia.
‘Great HR Practices’ is yet another ‘First’ by IPM Sri Lanka, where a special knowledge sharing forum was created for the trend setters in the field of HR to share their benchmark HR practices with peer organizations. Apart from recognizing novel and value-adding HR practices that have evolved from among Sri Lankan organizations, this was proposed to fill the lacuna that prevails in the sphere of literature on best HR practices in the country. The forum also enabled organizations to showcase their best practices to the country’s business community and be duly rewarded for such worthy efforts.
Another landmark event, in Sri Lanka’s HR arena and is indeed hot on the heels of the hugely successful ‘The Great HR Debate’ conducted alongside annual National HR Conference.