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Call for Delegates for the 2018 IPMC YP Workshop now available!

16 Apr 2018, 15:18 UTC
Call for Delegates for the 2018 IPMC YP Workshop now available!

2018 IPMC Young Professionals Workshop at the 69th IAC
Bremen, Germany
Sunday September 30th, 2018
Goal: The International Project/Programme Management Committee (IPMC) Young Professionals Workshop seeks to gather input from young professionals in the international space community to gain the knowledge they need to better develop and empower the next-generation workforce.
We would like your organisation to nominate delegates for this workshop and represent your views in this international forum. The name, contact information, topic preference as well as a short motivation letter for your nominations are to be sent to the Workshop Organising Committee at ipmc.yp.workshop@gmail.com before Friday May 25th 2018.
The delegates for this workshop are asked to be physically present at the day of the workshop as well as the International Astronautical Congress and would fit the profile of a young professional. Young professionals are typically defined as being age 35 and under and having at least one to two years of experience on a project team and/or in the aerospace industry. A diversity of backgrounds (e.g., engineering, management, science, etc.) is encouraged in order to produce thoughtful and well-rounded observations and recommendations that will be presented to the IPMC.
The delegates will be working in teams on the workshop topics via skype, email, webex, etc. prior to the workshop with kickoff foreseen first week of June. To each workshop topic, a mentor will be assigned to help the workgroups advance in their research.
The topics for the workshop have been defined by the Workshop Organising Committee and IPMC:

Topic 1 Continuation of the 2015 IPMC YP “Decision Factors for Aerospace Young
Professionals” Survey.
Topic 2 Fostering Project Management in the world of Diversity.
Topic 3 Space 4.0 and the evolution of the (aero) space Sector.
Topic 4 Challenges faced by multi-disciplinary teams working on space projects between
emerging space economies and legacy space economies.
Topic 5 Knowledge Management practices.

For more details of the workshop, the topics and expected workload please see the Statement of Work.
The YP Workshop organisation does not provide grants for delegates to attend the workshop. Delegates are responsible for their own funding; nominating organisations are encouraged to financially aid their delegates.
Additional information on the IAF and the IPMC can be found at IAF as well as IAC 2018.
Questions on the Young Professionals Workshop can be addressed to ipmc.yp.workshop@gmail.com.

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