Developing Professional Practice


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

you are asked to develop an electronic portfolio of evidence which includes four
sections that respond to the following tasks:
Activity 1
Evaluate what it means to be an HR professional, making reference to the current CIPD Profession Map.

Activity 2
Briefly describe the elements of group dynamics and give at least two examples of conflict resolution methods within an HR context
Activity 3
With reference to a recent or current project (large or small) 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 successfully influenced, persuaded and negotiated with others in the course of the project (or other related activity)
Activity 4
Undertake a self assessment of one area of your practice to identify your professional development needs in that area
and options to address these.
Produce 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 PDP.

for Activity 1: we should identify a range of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by HR professionals and state why these are important. they may include examples from any of the professional areas and behaviours in the CIPD profession map.

Activity 2: we should describe the elements of group dynamics. they may illustrate this be referring to a model of group processes eg. Tuckman or ways of capturing group dynamics eg. interaction analysis tool. they should provide examples of conflict resolution methods eg. active listening to understand the nature of the conflict from the perspective of different parties and then using problem solving skills to try and seek a win-win situation using compromise, using accommodating to provide temporary relief from the conflict.

Activity 3: we should summarize the project we are working on which can be a smart project and give some examples of how we used project management techniques eg. setting objectives defining deliverables, identifying resources, setting timelines, costing the project using risk management, monitoring and evaluation. we should also give example of how we analysed and resolved any problems with justification of the solution used. we need to give an example of how we influenced, persuaded and negotiated with others i.e sing skills of analysis, risk assessment and options appraisal.

Activity 4: we should undertake a self assessment of one area of our HR professional proactive capabilities and identify one or more development options. please take exit management as an example.. you should select and justify options chosen for my self development. these might include training courses , secondment, a coach/mentor etc. we should produce personal development plan which include objectives, an associated program of development activities and timelines. we should explain the main components of reflection and how the reflective activities might have led to a revision of the plan.