PMAP's current vision is to be "the premier organization committed to excellence in people management." As the Association moves toward 2016, further clarifying what this vision entails is of utmost importance. Accordingly,rough elements of the PMAP 2016 vision are in large part expositions of what being the premier organizations means.
First, to be the premier organization in its field, PMAP ought to be the largest
association of people managers in the country. The term "largest" is meant to connote not just size of membership, but also sphere of influence, as well as reach. Along this line, it is imperative for PMAP to pursue programs that will ensure its continued ability to attract and retain various types of members, affiliates, and partners. Inherent in this mandate is the challenge of strengthening PMAP's ascendancy as the professional association that serves as the "mother" organization of all people managers and all professional associations of people managers in the Philippines.
Second, PMAP should establish itself as the recognized authority in people management issues in the Philippines. As such, PMAP must be seen as the authoritative source of information and ideas on everything that has to do with people management and development in the country. PMAP’s authority will emanate from various strengths, foremost of which are as host of exceptional expertise and as repository and fount of knowledge and ideas on people management and development.
And third, given its stature as a recognized authority in people management, it should follow that PMAP’s expertise is sought and its voice heard by industry, government, and other sectors when it comes to issues that impact people management and development.
Taken together, these elements of the PMAP 2016 vision serve as guideposts with regard to the initiatives the Association will pursue in the next five years. All efforts need to be aligned with this vision and should contribute towards its fulfillment.
With the destination settled, it is also instructive to re-examine the emerging elements of the PMAP 2016 mission. A major theme in this area is PMAP’s characterization as a strong and dynamic Association tasked to:
• Create and nurture a community that fosters the strategic development and management of Filipino human capital;
• Promotes the development, integration, and sharing of expertise and solutions; and
• Blazes new trails as a thought leader.
From these themes, we see three parallel tracks: first is building a sharing community; second is elevating this community through thought leadership; and third is extending this community to serve and develop Filipino human capital.