Written responses on a Word document.
Activity 1: The Effective HR Professional
- Introduce the CIPD Profession Map and explain how it is used by HR professionals and organisations.
- Describe a range of knowledge, activities and behaviours (1 of each), from two selected professional areas, at Band 1 or 2.
- Show how the elements of the CIPD Profession Map are used to demonstrate what it means to be an HR professional.
Activity 2: Group Dynamics & Conflict Resolution
a. Select a theory/model to describe the factors which influence group dynamics. Apply this theory to an example of team development.
b. Describe two examples of conflict resolution methods/models and apply these methods/models to an example of conflict that did/may occur.
Activity 3: Project Management
Summarise a recent or current business project (large or small) which you are familiar with (leading or as part of a project team). (Brief context).
a. Describe how you have applied two project management/planning techniques during this project (show examples of their application).
b. Describe how you have applied a technique(s) to analyse and resolve a problem during this project (relate a model/theory to your example).
c. Explain how you successfully applied each of the three following techniques - possibly during the course of this project-
ii. Persuading and
iii. Negotiating with others
Activity 4: CPD
Undertake a self-assessment of HR professional practice capabilities to identify your continuing professional development needs.
(You could access ‘my CPD map’ and undertake the self-assessment to produce the evidence - copy and paste your results into an appendix) and discuss findings in your own words. Justify why your CPD options will best meet your needs.
- Produce a Professional Development Plan (PDP) which sets out your professional development options – as outlined in 3.2. You must include a minimum of three objectives. (your table/plan will not be counted within the word count).
In six months’ time, you will be asked to reflect on the progress of your PDP:
Review and reflect on your PDP. Identify what progress you have made at achieving your goals; what amendments have been made/or will be made to meet future development needs? You could insert a column within your original PDP to do this.