What is this content and why have you developed it?

You told us that you wanted more content to help you to further your understanding on and apply the new Profession Map in your day-to-day roles. We've listened and we've produced this cutting-edge learning content, designed in consultation with thought leaders in the people profession.

This learning content is based on the eight core behaviours in new Profession Map, designed to support and enhance your practice in a changing world of work:

  • Ethical practice
  • Professional courage and influence
  • Valuing people
  • Working inclusively
  • Commercial drive
  • Passion for learning
  • Situational decision-making
  • Insights focused

Each course is divided up into lessons. You can complete the lessons one after the other, all in one go, or you can work through them systematically over a period of time. Each lesson is in a different format:

  • Video content, including thought leaders and case studies
  • Reflective activity
  • Curated content for further exploration
  • Discussion question to guide community interactions
  • What next – targeted actions for each career level.

For information on using the content, how this fits into our Profession for the Future work and more, explore the FAQs below.

This is just the first step – we wanted to share this great content as soon as we could, but we're working on a comprehensive series of content, housed on a dedicated learning platform designed to support people professionals throughout their career. You could say that we're role-modelling an iterative learning content development process before your eyes!

As long as you are a CIPD member and have your CIPD website login details, it's accessible from anywhere, anytime, at peopleprofession.cipd.org/learning

Check you are using the correct details for the CIPD website. If you continue to have problems, please contact our Customer Services team on +44 (0)20 8612 6208.

No. The learning content is available exclusively to CIPD Members as part of your membership.

The learning content is available exclusively to CIPD members as part of their membership. Learn more about becoming a member.

The learning content within each course is the equivalent to a one-day training course. Each lesson within the course should take 30-45 minutes.

Yes! This is fantastic content that's been developed to support your professional development as a CIPD member.

At the start of each course there's a downloadable workbook that you can complete as you go through the lessons so you can keep a record of what you've done, but even more important is reflecting on what you've learnt and putting into practice in your day to day role.

No. We wanted to get this content to you as soon as we could. That means it sits on a website, not a dedicated learning management system (the sort of thing that would enable you to track progress and generate certificates and/or badges). It's part of the plan, but we're not there yet.

No. The learning content supports your professional development and the CPD commitment you make as a CIPD member, so there may be specific areas that are more pressing for you at present within your practice.

This is just the start of an iterative journey to develop learning content that supports you to achieve your aims as a people professional and the profession more widely so it’s important that you continue to tell us what you think. You can do that by:

  • Taking part in our 'pop-up' member survey
  • Completing the feedback forms at the end of each course – you'll receive exclusive bonus content if you do!

FAQs on using the communities

As part of each lesson there is a community reflection activity where we encourage you to share your thoughts, reflections and ideas with your fellow learners. We have put together some frequently asked questions on using the communities as part of this learning.

No, but it may enrich your learning experience if you reflect with your peers and fellow people professionals.

At the end of the learning content there are some prescribed reflective questions to get you thinking about the learning and what it means for you in practice, you can contribute to these or share your own thoughts and insights around the relevant behaviour.

Your profile is your chance to tell the other Community members about yourself. This is particularly useful as it can give context to your contributions to the forums.

We'd encourage you to share the reasons you visit the Community, as well as something about you as a person, your role, and your specialism!

It's up to you what you write, but please don't include any personal contact details like your home address, email, or phone number.

You can, and we encourage it! You can upload a profile photo (or avatar) to your profile. We'd prefer if it was a professional-looking photo, as long as you own the copyright.

You can upload a profile picture by choosing the profile icon, then 'Change Avatar'. The photo you choose to upload for your avatar should ideally be 'square' and be no more than 120 x 120 pixels in size or you may appear pixelated!

No. You are required to register when accessing the community. When commenting your profile picture and name will be visible to other users.

What's next?

Profession for the Future sets out how the people profession will shape the future of work, with confidence and credibility, as individuals and collectively. The new Profession Map was the first step on that journey and this new learning content is designed to help members engage with the Map, embed the practice and thrive in changing world of work.

Focused on the core behaviours it's part of a comprehensive series of content currently in development that will, in time, include the core knowledge and specialist knowledge, and be housed on a dedicated learning platform.

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