Area: Institutes and professional bodies


The Association for Management Education and Development (AMED) is a network for people in individual and organisation development. From  diverse professional backgrounds, members are brought together by a view that organisations are living entities and people are more than resources. A non-profit organisation whose purpose is to help members to develop themselves and others in ways which make a real and enduring difference.

APS Interest Group in Coaching Psychology

The Interest Group in Coaching Psychology facilitates the theoretical, applied and professional development of Coaching Psychology as an emerging theoretical and applied sub-discipline of Psychology.

Australian Human Resources Institute

The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is the national association representing human resource and people management professionals and currently has in excess of 17,500 members.

Australian Institute of Training and Development

Founded in 1971, the AITD is an association for professionals in training, learning and development. Mission is to be a leader in fostering excellence, innovation and professional integrity in training, learning and development for the workplace.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is Europe’s largest HR and development professional body. An internationally recognised brand with over 135,000 members across 120 countries, supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations.

Chartered Management Institute

A chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. More than 90,000 members.

Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors is Europe’s largest membership organisation for business leaders. Established in 1903, the IoD has been representing senior level professionals since our Royal Charter in 1906, earning us our trusted reputation as the business network for leadership.

International Association of Coaches

The IAC was established on March 11, 2003 as a nonprofit organization.  Its focus is on the improvement of the coaching profession overall, and is not on the performance of particular services for individuals.

International Coach Federation

Founded in 1995, the ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. Based in Lexington, Ky. (USA), the ICF also operates Regional Service Centres in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.

International Stress Management Association

ISMAUK is a registered charity with a multi-disciplinary professional membership that includes the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It exists to promote sound knowledge and best practice in the prevention and reduction of human stress. It sets professional standards for the benefit of individuals and organisations using the services of its members.

Professional Associations’ Research Network

The Professional Associations Research Network is a non-profit membership organisation for professional bodies, offering expertise, experience and perspective on key issues in the sector through research, consultancy, networking, events and training.

Special Group in Coaching Psychology

The Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP) was established to provide psychologists with a means of sharing research as well as practical experiences that relate to the psychology of coaching. As SGCP has developed the focus is not just on coaching psychologists, but also on coaches who are interested in using psychology in their coaching.

The Work Foundation

The Work Foundation is the leading independent authority on work and its future. It aims to improve the quality of working life and the effectiveness of organisations by equipping leaders, policymakers and opinion-formers with evidence, advice, new thinking and networks.

In October 2010, Lancaster University acquired The Work Foundation, forming a new alliance that enables both organisations to further enhance their impact.

Worldwide Association of Business Coaches

The Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) is a Professional Association dedicated exclusively to Business Coaching, WABC’s mission is to develop, advance and promote the emerging profession of business coaching, worldwide.