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MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the Institute is divided into two categories: Individual and Corporate

  • The Individual grades are: Fellows,      Members, Associates and Graduate/Students. As your career progresses, your      changing levels of membership will bear testament to your professionalism      and experience.
  • Corporate membership is reserved      for interested and qualified corporate bodies

i. Corporate Members: Corporate members are companies or individuals with functional working relationship with the Institute.

ii. Fellows:Fellows are full members who have been admitted into full membership of the Institute for a minimum period of 10 years and are not less than 40 years of age with a minimum of ten years as head of department or its equivalent. See below other requirements for admission:

(a)In addition to the requirement in (1-2) above, applicants under this category must be currently occupying senior managerial positions in their respective organization with a minimum of 15 years work experience.

(b)Must be fit and proper persons.

©Applicants must be Unit heads or Departmental Heads, Directors or their equivalent.

(d)Proof of practical experience as development and social practitioner/consultant would be added advantage.

Fees and Charges for Fellow Category

(i)Membership form N7,500.00

(ii)Membership N17,000.00

(iii)Induction N25,000.00

(iv)Annual Dues N10,000.00

(v)Insignia/Ceremonials N60,000.00

(vi)Processing fee N46,500.00

(vii)Workshop/Evaluation N20,000.00

Total N186,000.00

iii. Full Members - Full members are individuals that have been admitted into full membership of the Institute after staying in associate membership for a minimum of four years and are not less than 35 years of age with a minimum of eight years as head of department or its equivalent. See below other requirements for admission:

(a)In addition to the requirement in (vi) above, candidates under this category must be a member of a Professional Body and (or) hold a MBA/MSc or any other Masters Degree. 

(b)Membership of a Professional Body is a precondition.

©Must possess a working experience of not less than 7 years. 

(d)Must be fit and proper persons.

(e)They must also show proof of being in managerial positions supervising a minimum of 5 persons.

Fees and Charges for Full Member Category

(i)Membership form N7,500.00

(ii)Membership N17,000.00

(iii)Induction N25,000.00

(iv)Annual Dues N5,000.00

(v)Processing fee N16,500.00

(vi)Workshop/Evaluation N10,000.00

Total N81,000.00

iv. Associate Members - Associate members are individuals that have been admitted into associate membership of the Institute after staying in graduate membership for a minimum of five years and are not less than 30 years of age with a minimum of three years as a functional manager or specialist. See below other requirements for admission:

(a) A Minimum of B.Sc/HND or its equivalent from any recognized tertiary institution

(b) Must be a member of a Professional body and(or) have a post-graduate certification

©Must be employed or self-employed or is involved in development and Social Studies. 

(d)Must have minimum 2 years work experience, NYSC inclusive.

(e) Must be fit and proper person.

Fees and Charges for Associate Member Category

(i)Membership form N7,500.00

(ii)Membership N17,000.00

(iii)Induction N15,000.00

(iv)Annual Dues N3,000.00

(v)Processing fee N6,500.00

(vi)Workshop/Evaluation N10,000.00

Total N59,000.00

· Graduate/Student Members – These are graduates and students registered for training who become conferred with professional managers’ membership after satisfying the requirement stipulated for such members by the Institute in its Bye-Laws.

Fees and Charges for Student/Graduate Member Category

(i)Membership form  N7, 500.00

(ii)Membership   N17, 000.00

(iii)Induction  N5, 000.00

(iv)Annual Dues N2, 000.00

(v)Processing fee N5, 000.00

(vii)Workshop/Evaluation N5, 000.00

Total  N41, 500.00

BECOMING A MEMBER

Why you must join

CIDSS membership is ideal for professionals looking for innovative and affordable ways to develop their career. CIDSS membership status provides recognition of competency and commitment to management development as a professional manager. If you are committed to making a difference in your personal development, organization, or team, join CIDSS. This brings a great opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, while benefiting from a wide range of resources, support services and career enhancement alongside professional recognition

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Professional Recognition

CIDSS membership gives you distinctive edge; members have confirmed that their membership has made positive impact on their confidence, marketability and career progression.

To demonstrate your membership, you will be entitled to use our prestigious post-nominal letters on your correspondence, business card and CV, confirming your status symbol as a professional manager. You can use the acronym a.dss, m.dss, or f.dss after your name as Associate, Member or Fellow respectively.

Extend Your Network

Your fellow professional managers are unique sources of wealth of knowledge, advice and inspiration. Our annual calendar of events also at chapter levels provides invaluable opportunities to share ideas and experiences with like-minded professionals. By becoming a member of CIDSS, you will be able to;

  • Attend a variety of socio-economic      development programmes organized by the Institute at reduced rates
  • Network with other professional      managers, face to face and online
  • Contribute to policy debates and      national issues which enable your voice to be heard.
  • Be part of a local chapter
  • Be a resource person in all      development and social research activities
  • Afford you the opportunities to      attend local and international conferences, seminars and workshops.

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