Equally Professional: Like minds on different journeys (July 2010)
Read the Equally Professional report,
which focuses on the work of 20 professional bodies committed to
promoting equality and diversity, and thereby widening access to the
Governance and Volunteer Improvements: Lessons from PARN research (October 2009)
Read an article on improving governance and volunteer management published in the Associations Forum magazine, AF News.
Standards Bodies: Standards, Levels of Compliance and Measuring Success
A Report for the Financial Services Authority (September 2009)
A report on professional standard bodies.
Selection, the professional way (May 2009)
Article in The Journal Online, the
members' magazine of the Law Society of Scotland, looking at widening access to
the professions and the Professional Recruitment Guide, which was based
on research by PARN for DIUS (Department for Innovation, Universities
Widening access to the professions (May 2009)
Read an article in the Equal Opportunities
Review on PARN's recent research for DIUS on diversity in the
environews, newsletter of the Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland (Winter 2008)
See page 9 of this newsletter for an article on PARN's Environmental Sustainability special interest group (SIG).
Approaches to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Measurement (June 2008)
This report concerns a research project that was conducted by PARN for
the International Federation of Accountants, on the different approaches
to CPD measurement adopted by professional bodies across the world.
Professional Associations with Higher Education Institutions in
Relation to the Provision of Continuing Professional Development (March
This report was written by PARN's Director, Andy Friedman, and Christina
Williams, Research Project Leader, as part of a research project
conducted for the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
Progress on Diversity Issues among UK Professional Associations (September 2006)
This report, which was written by PARN's Director, Andy Friedman, is
based on a survey that was circulated to 340 professional bodies and
conducted between March and June 2006.
Strengthening Professionalism: Ethical Competence as an Alternative to the Market Path Towards the Public Good (June 2006)
This report, which was written by PARN's Director, Andy Friedman,
examines the supply of professional services, an issue that is viewed as
a problem by the UK government.
One ‘solution path’ is for the professions to improve their own
practice, their own professionalism, based on the development of
knowledge, competence and ethical standards and the regulation of these
standards through professional bodies - the path of ethical competence.