Membership and Association Professional (MAP) Toolkit

The Professionalism Group and The MemberWise Network are developing a new range of professional membership organisation and association-specific tools and resources.

In late 2012 the Hestletine Review recommends that MemberWise and the Professionalism Group drive up competence with the Trade Association Forum (TAF). 

>> Download the press-release.

These recommendations have since been adopted by The Treasury.  On 19th March 2013 HM Treasury published a formal government response fully supporting the further development of the MAP Competence Framework. 

>> Download the press-release.

Our government endorsed project will see three unique 'staged' offerings developed:

Stage 1 - Membership & Association Professional (MAP) Code of Conduct

This is suitable for both individuals and organisations, is the first stage of demonstrating and achieving excellence.The code will enable those who comply to declare their professional and ethical intent and will provide the foundation for each of the stages which follow.

>> View the MAP Code of Conduct

It will be possible for individuals and organisations to declare their compliance with the (MAP) Code of Conduct and the (MAP) Competence Framework and, later, for this compliance to form the basis of the (MAP) Peer Review process for organisations.

The code is, therefore, to be the enabler for a series of beneficial enhancements to the capability and competence of membership organisations and professional associations, for individual employees, volunteers and memberships as a whole.

Stage 2 - Membership & Assocation Professional (MAP) Competence Framework

This is suitable for individuals and organisations, and is the second stage of demonstrating and achieving excellence. The framework will enable competence within all functions/departments and at all career stages.  It will establish strengths and identify areas of development for individuals, departments and organisations.

Stage 3 - Peer Review

Following launch of the framework, the third stage will enable a range of benchmarking opportunities.

The peer review process will be facilitated on acceptance by the membership organisation and association sector.

 “Susie and I are working long and hard to improve good business practice within the UK professional membership and association sector. Susie is a true asset to the sector and I hope MemberWise and The Professionalism Group can continue to spread 'The Word'.”
Richard Gott, Founder of the MemberWise Network  & Senior Membership Professional

All our services can be taken individually or combined into a structured programme of development suitable for your particular needs. Prices for all services are available on request so do get in touch to discuss or book any of our services.  Just call on 07968 583098 or email