CIPD Candidate Assessment Activity
Title of unit/s
Developing Professional Practice
Log entries in a personal and professional e-portfolio (PPP)
1 Understand what is required to be an effective and efficient HR professional.
2 Be able to perform efficiently and effectively as an HR professional.
3 Be able to apply CPD techniques to construct, implement and review a personal development plan.
You are asked to develop an electronic portfolio of evidence which includes four sections that respond to the following tasks:
Briefly explain how the CIPD Profession Map defines the HR profession with reference to the professional areas (including the two core areas), the bands and at least two behaviours.
Identify the essential skills required of all HR professionals.
Briefly describe the elements of group dynamics and give at least two examples of ways of resolving conflicts within an HR context.
With reference to a recent or current project which you have led (or been part of a project team):
Provide evidence of using project management and problem-solving techniques in the course of the project.
Explain how you applied at least two methods for influencing, persuading and negotiating with others in the course of the project (or other related activity).
Undertake a self-assessment against an aspect of one of the professional areas or behaviours in the CIPD Profession Map at Band 2 to identify your professional development needs and options to address these.
Outline a professional development plan (PDP) plan to meet your professional development needs which includes a justification of the option(s) chosen.
During your programme, provide a reflective summary of your performance against the plan. You should also identify any future development needs and record these in your...