The Profession Map provides our profession with the strongest foundation yet for effective decision-making. To help you do this, we've defined eight core behaviours to empower you to create value for people, organisations, society and our profession:

  • Ethical practice
  • Professional courage and influence
  • Valuing people
  • Working inclusively
  • Commercial drive
  • Passion for learning
  • Insights focused
  • Situational decision-making
Certain ways of thinking and acting should be universal and consistent, even in new and challenging situations. The core behaviours do precisely this, outlining what it takes to be an effective people professional in an uncertain world of work. Identified through academic research and feedback from across the profession, the behaviours represent a significant shift for people professionals, and have a greater focus on ethical and evidence-based decision-making.
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View the full list of behaviours inside this downloadable document (PDF, 933 KB).

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We have created courses that explore the eight core behaviours of the Profession Map in detail, bringing each behaviour to life and providing you with the opportunity to start reflecting on where you're at. Use this content as part of your self-directed learning journey to support your professional development.

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