Once again, I would like to thank you for your continued support for the Institute during 2016. Your membership enables us to continue to promote the Institute as a vibrant, enthusiastic organisation. It also allows us to continue to offer relevant, cost effective training and services to members and others. Some of the benefits of membership include:
- Discounts and preferential booking on our open courses and our suite of elearning products
- Membership discount to attend the annual conference
- Certificates of attendance for CPD points for any of our training courses, regional meetings and annual conference
Looking ahead for this year, I would like to advise you that the Annual Conference will take place on Monday 25 September, in the Concert Hall. RDS, Dublin. This year, HMI is proud to be hosting the HOPE Agora. The Agora forms part of the HOPE Exchange programme. We expect to welcome up to 200 European colleagues to Dublin on 12th & 13th June, who will share the learning gained during exchange visits to other member countries. This event will be open to HMI members and we would encourage you to attend if possible. The theme of the Agora this year is ‘Organisational innovation in hospitals and healthcare’.
We will run the HMI Leaders Award again this year with the final presentations to take place at the end of November/early December. Our regional meetings for 2017 will begin shortly. During the year we expect to extend our meetings to the Mid-West Region to accommodate members located here.
This year, as an additional benefit for members, we will also host a number of CPD workshops on a regional basis. The workshops will focus on management topics and ways of working better. They will be free to members of the Institute. We will keep you informed of all our events as they happen. You can also keep to date by visiting www.hmi.ie to read about these, other events and to book to attend.
The cost of membership renewal is €100. Members who renew by 31st March, 2017, will be offered a complimentary place on our Managing People, online course. This six week online course is scheduled to commence on two different dates later this year, 03 May and 11 October. Renewals can be completed quickly online by completing the form to the right. Alternatively, you can call the office at 01 2974070 with credit card details which we can process.
If we can assist you in any way during the year, we will be happy to do. You can contact us by telephone, by email or website or through our social media pages. The Council of HMI encourage all members to be involved by attending meetings, the annual conference and training courses. We would be very pleased to see you become involved at a local level, or to make suggestions for Health Manager or the website.
Thank you again. Your membership of the Institute means a lot to us and I look forward to meeting you at HMI events during the year.