I know it is February already but compliments of the season to everyone. I am still battling to get used to writing 2017 instead of 2016 and it is almost Valentine’s day.

I know that many people don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions but I always see the New Year as a fresh start to breaking bad habits and trying out new good ones.  It does not always go as planned but I take each day as it comes and I keep on trying. We mustn’t be too hard on ourselves; after all we must enjoy life.

If you haven’t set any goals for yourself yet for the year, I would like to encourage you to apply for the IITPSA Professional Member designation. Not only do you stand out from your peers as a professional practitioner, the designation is also recognized by SAQA.

I am looking forward to the many projects and initiatives that IITPSA will be undertaking this year. We are awarding our very first bursary and we have already received over 100 applications. We will be reviewing the applications this week and will select a worthy candidate and track their progress very closely. We will be awarding a bursary every year, so please spread the news. The information is available on our website: https://www.iitpsa.org.za/iitpsa-bursary.

The Institute is turning 60 this year. This definitely calls for a celebration and we want everyone to be part of the festivities.

I hope that you have all seen our video that we launched last year. If not, please go and check it out on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IITPSA/

We are planning a series of other videos for this year and would love to receive some of your feedback and comments.

We have several other initiatives, projects and events on the cards for this year, but you will need to watch this space (and follow us on Facebook and Twitter) to see what we have in store for you.

Have an EPIC 2017!