Some CIPS Stats, FYI

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Did you know, for CIPS membership:

FY 2017 there was a total of 61,806 members worldwide

17,151 are from Africa

Africa represents 28% of CIPS Global Membership

Just a few facts I came across recently, which means we have a role to play in developing CIPS in Africa!

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CIPS Past Exam Papers Request Form

Very excited, to share this…

I recently came across a page for CIPS Past Exam Papers Request Form which basically is a form for you to request for CIPS past papers… I am not sure if it works but i would like to share the link here and would love if any of you could test it from your end and see what comes of it? It is ideal for Certificate and NC students who dont seem to find past papers? If it works, this would be GREAT! This is what the form looks like!

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CIPS November 2017 exam results

Many of you sat for CIPS November 2017 exams, today, results are OUT.

How did you do? Happy with the results? Sad?

For those who have successfully passed, congratulations. I know the journey is not easy that’s why it takes some of us longer than others to get to the finish line. If you didn’t perform as well as you had expected, the only thing to do is plan how you will do better next time. You cannot beat yourself up over things that have happened but you CAN plan for the future so that next time the results are better and remain POSITIVE.

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Ready? CIPS May Exams, book now

Today exam registration is open for those who intend to sit for CIPS exams this May, these are the dates you need to pay attention to, remember there is plenty of time but start preparing as soon as you can, the sooner the better for you, don’t procrastinate:

Exam booking opening Opening 24 January 2018
International exam entry closure Friday 9 March 2018
UK exam entry closure Friday 16 March 2018
Exam cancellation deadline Friday 23 March 2018
Exam week Monday 14 – Friday 18 May 2018
Results published Wednesday 1 August 2018

2018 Happy New Year

download Its 2018 good people!

Getting excited about the new year is always a good thing irrespective of where you are at in life. Its an opportunity to make YOU and your goals a priority and to make the goals you want to achieve in the next 365 days. Those are a lot of days when you think about it, so definitely worth taking time to sit down and come up with at least 3 things you want to have done by the end of 2018 before the days fly by.

Have a great new year everyone, lets see what CIPS has in store for us this year. I know they have Africa growth strategies they hope to accomplish which will make a huge difference to the region.

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I already have students in Africa who are preparing for CIPS exams reaching out to me, its never too early to start preparing for CIPS exams.

Closing out 2017

downloadThe year is almost coming to a close, just a few days away, it has been a good 2017 full of  ups and downs for me personally. The best thing about a New Year is everything feels fresh, opportunities feel possible with the right attitude and you plan a few things you want to achieve even trying to improve your health and fitness.

I have been having an amazing time in Dar es Salaam over the festive period, not for fun but for work, ok ok there was a bit of fun too. A last minute opportunity a week before Christmas came up, which was to help a Consultancy on the most exciting project of East Africa, actually Africa. I have been working closely with a project team putting together a logistics proposal for the East Africa Crude Oil Project. If you are an East African citizen and you have no idea what that is, you are in slumber land, please please wake up things are happening. It is the largest pipeline project in Africa running, from Lake Albert in Uganda to Tanga port in Tanzania, about 1,400KM of pipeline. A project of this scale is going to run for the next 10-30 years based on production levels and the amount of opportunities for suppliers, job seekers and service providers is huge especially at this construction phase. Truly Tanzania and Uganda is where the action for oil and gas is happening!

I never in my wildest dreams thought someone would need my input putting together a proposal of that magnitude but they did and I delivered on my part, learning a lot in the process. Taking on that short term consultancy was a sacrifice for me, we have actually been working the whole time. We only had Christmas Day as a day to go to the beaches and have downtime.

Sacrifice and hard work are the core ingredients for those things that you want to achieve for YOU because no one will truly ever understand the goals YOU want more than YOU. I have now met and worked with an amazing team, a visionary team leader who has made me redefine my own personal work ethic. For me, its been a great way to close this December, done the proposal, made some money and now I start a new exciting chapter of my career in 2018, January 3rd to be precise, something i will share with you very very very soon.

Lets get into the New Years Eve celebrations and bring in 2018!

Peace, Love & Light to you all