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INSTITUTE OF PEOPLE MANAGEMENT CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) POLICY and LOG
The Institute of People Management strongly supports Continuing Professional Development for all professionals. Members of the Institute are required to reflect on and review their knowledge and skills levels and requirements regularly. This allows them to uphold their professional commitment to providing informed and insightful information, advice and guidance on effective human resources management and development (HRM & D) for all stakeholders, including employers and employees.
Continuing Professional Development establishes and maintains good practice within the HR profession and helps to build forward looking approaches which ensure HRM & D remains relevant and effective into the future. In this way, Continuing Professional Development builds the Profession and adds value for organisations, in addition to opening up new career opportunities for individuals.
The Institute’s Code of Conduct, which members undertake to abide by, states that members must demonstrate a steadfast commitment to enhancing individual learning and development and to establishing the processes and structures that will assist the organisation to meet its current and future business objectives. This commitment should be well-evidenced through the care taken to ensure those working for them have the appropriate level of competence, supervision and support.
Continuing Professional Development enables us to adapt to changing conditions in our business and work context. Considering the acceleration of the pace of change in recent years, the ability to reflect, review, learn and adapt it is becoming a critical skill in the competitive toolkit. Thus CPD, maintaining and enhancing professionalism and competence, is of strategic importance.
Principle and process of CPD
Members should contact the Institute if they are unsure as to what activity will count for CPD and what points allocation it may carry.
The Institute of People Management’s support for members
We encourage our Members to engage in a process of lifelong learning, and to reflect on how to achieve this.
Questions that help with reflection include:
The Institute is committed to supporting members to continuously enhance their professional knowledge and skills. We provide numerous formal learning opportunities through our range of short programmes, courses, conferences, workshops and seminars. We also host the Annual Convention which offers structured and unstructured learning opportunities.
Our website contains resources to help you on your professional journey, including details of formal learning opportunities, access to a database of leading South African journals, and resources on a range of professional areas. We have an active Twitter feed which brings you the latest HRM&D research and thought leadership from across the globe. We also stream information on events, including non-IPM events, job listings and other information we think may be of use to you.
Please see CPD log overleaf.