Mission & Values

Our mission


We seek to better equip our members to do their day jobs, advocate for the sector and improve the environment and lives of their communities.

Our values



  •  We are welcoming and actively seek to create a culture where people feel comfortable and able to express diverse views and perspectives
  • Our membership demonstrates how we value and respect people from diverse disciplines, backgrounds, cultures and of differing levels of experience
  • We work collaboratively to achieve better outcomes together.




  • Regardless of position or experience, all our members are offered the same opportunities and are encouraged to stretch their networks in all directions.



  •  We work with employers, members and other stakeholders to provide services that support personal and professional development.



  • We bring people together in an informal, friendly and warm setting in an aim to maximise every experience of the Institute.



  • We create a sustainable organisation, working to reduce our environmental impacts.
  • We are financially resilient, investing appropriately in our assets.
  • We have succession planning in place for our staff and our volunteers.

See below for more on living our values through our commitment to diversity, equality, inclusion and environmental sustainability.