APG – Portuguese Association of People Management, Portugal

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APG – Portuguese Association of People Management, founded in 1964, is a non-profit professional association under private law, of cultural and scientific nature, recognised by the Portuguese Government as an organisation which pursues public interests.

It is a national association that gathers people and organisations devoted to people’s management or practising leadership services or specialised within this area, both in the public and private sector, namely People Management Managers, CEOs and General Managers coming from organisations of several activities, as well as trainers, coaches, academics, consultants and university students from several courses (Human Resources Management, Management, Labour Psychology, Sociology, Public Administration, etc.), amounting to nearly 1.000 members. The APG head-office is located in Lisbon and has a branch in Oporto, in the north of the country.

Its mission is to develop activities that aim at the training and representation of its members, the rise in value of the “Personnel” task in the organisations and the contribution for the definition of public policies namely in areas like education, vocational training, employment and labour relations.

APG has a “Code of Ethics on People’s Management” which includes a set of ethical and conduct principles that describe the behaviour and attitudes which APG’s members shall undertake along their professional and associative life and edit a monthly magazine called “Pessoal”.

APG is member of the most important training and HR international organisations such as: European Association for People Management; World Federation of People Management Associations; Confederation of the Portuguese Speaking HR Professionals; Mediterranean Federation of Human Resources or European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning.

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