A Sense of Belonging
There are some modern-day work environs that are just plain lonely. Principal amongst them is just being an Interim Manager. Bye and large, Interim Managers work from home and are transient visitors to other workplaces when on assignment.
This also applies to sole traders, freelancers, consultants, retrenched executives and other senior executives who are between jobs.
These worthy people crave the company of similar people who understand what this lifestyle is like – the drawbacks and the benefits. AIEA provides this fellowship, both face-to-face with regular events and online.
Each member’s expertise is recognised by the provision of an AIEA post-nominal. They are:
AAIEA Associate (Temporary) Member
MAIEA Full Member
CAIEA Certified Professional – can demonstrate 5+ years of experience
FAIEA Fellow – can demonstrate 15+ years of experience
BAIEA Business Member who is not available for an interim assignment
Every member can opt-in to have their profiles accessed by the other members. Experience has shown that many work opportunities are passed from member to member. The Directory is positioned in the Members Only section and is not accessible by non-members.
One of the defining characteristics of an Interim Manager is that they are always looking for their next assignments. In 2016, AIEA created a jobs board to focus on the type of work that the members sought. These interim, contract, part-time and project assignments are sometimes difficult to find through normal, recruitment agency channels.
The AIEA-Jobs board is free to members and also free to employers and recruiters who take advantage of the service to find the senior executives for their short-term needs, the paid jobs section is in the Members Only section of the website.
Dozens of new assignments are added each month; sometimes it is far more than can be accommodated by the available members.
AIEA holds regular networking events which are usually free to members. At each event, a guest speaker (usually a senior AIEA member) gives a thirty-minute presentation on a topic of interest to an interim manager. You can see the previous presenters and topics here.
In addition to the AIEA networking events, the Corporate Partners frequently hosts events for the benefit of AIEA members.
Members are encouraged to bring guests along and these guests are charged at the member rate.