Commitment to ongoing development is a core element of professionalism, so this behaviour focuses on how we enable our own – and others’ – continuing professional development.

It’s important that people professionals take a wide perspective of their learning. From being curious about the wider world of work and connecting to others in our profession, to asking for feedback on our day-to-day approach – we should all be reflecting on our learning and considering what this means for the way we work.

This learning mindset also helps us to seek opportunities to test new ways of doing things, to continuously innovate and improve our work, as well as contribute to the development of others.

'In our fast-changing world, a passion for learning is non-negotiable. Whilst learning and curiosity is a natural inclination for children, it’s something that can wane in adulthood. However, if we neglect our commitment to learning we choose stagnation. A passion to learn ensures we stay at the forefront of knowledge and practice, enables us to leverage opportunities, drive innovation and achieve fulfilment and purpose.'

Andy Lancaster, Head of Learning and Development Content, CIPD