Welcome to the IofAM
What is the Institute?
The Institute of Association Management (IofAM) is an independent professional body made up of managers and senior staff responsible for the management, development and governance of trade bodies, professional institutes, societies, chambers of commerce, voluntary organisations, charities and other representative groups. The purpose of the Institute is to develop, promote and share best practice for the benefit of IofAM members and all those involved in the governance of associations. To achieve its objectives, the IofAM offers a forum for education, training and development, dissemination of information, networking, and research.
Who we are
The Institute's members include association managers from a broad group of industries up and down the country. Members include a high proportion of chief executives and senior staff but the Institute also encourages applications from anyone working in the association management field. Our seminars, masterclasses, round-tables and other education and training programmes are geared to all levels, and work to encourage the development of professionals in this varied sector.
Institute Fellows are members from the most senior levels of leadership and play an important role in the Institute's activities.
Member benefits include direct access to updated industry news, a wide range of training courses, seminars and networking events, insider information on our campaign and lobbying work, a range of discounts and special offers and the entitlement to use the designatory letters FIAM, MIAM or AIAM.
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Business Affiliate membership offers access to a growing list of several hundred associations throughout the UK – representing an enormous range of regulatory bodies, trade associations, professional institutes, chambers of commerce and membership organisations. IofAM Business Affiliate membership is offered to manufacturers, consultants, educational experts and service providers who are keen to access thissignificant group of consumers in the UK hotel, travel, conference and communications market.
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The institute was founded in 1933 as the Secretaries Club and it later changed its name to the Society of Association Executives, providing an opportunity for the exchange of information, networking and social interaction. A substantial reorganisation in 2000 saw the birth of the Institute of Association Management.
Objectives of the IofAM
The IofAM is a company limited by guarantee. Its objectives are:
- Promote best practice and professional standards in association management and governance
- Promulgate the role and contribution of associations in national life and the status and reputation of association management as a profession
Provide services of value to members, by delivering information and advice on association management matters through means such as events, networking and member forums
The Institute’s Board, as the IofAM’s governing body, is charged with carrying out these objectives and has sole responsibility for the proper management and utilisation of all revenues, funds, properties and other assets owned by the IofAM.
Institute of Association Management
2 Old College Court
29 Priory Street
Hertfordshire SG12 0DE