As well as my role within the Younger Members' Committee, I am also part of the Wood Technology Society (WTS) which recently conducted a survey on the views of members regarding how they would like the Institute to develop.
I was very interested in the points highlighted, including a continuing interest in professional development and recognition of expertise through post-nominals and chartership.
The survey indicated events are something that members are interested in attending and noted how essential it is that the events are attractive and valuable enough for employees to encourage attendance during work hours.
The Younger Members' Committee has a growing following on Twitter that it is looking to develop further in order to engage further with its members.
IOM3 plays an important role in supporting and promoting education and safeguarding the status of professionals, and increasing the use of social networking sites will become more important in strengthening links between the Institute and its younger members. We welcome suggestions from anyone who has a view on how to broaden the support for younger members in their professional development.