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1 How to upgrade your CIPD Membership Wednesday 4 September 2013

2 Aims and objectives By the end of the day You will have a comprehensive knowledge of the various routes to membership

3 Professional Membership What is it? CIPD membership recognises the impact that HR professionals are making in the workplace based on what they know, do and deliver. Our three professional levels (Associate member, Chartered Member and Chartered Fellow) set new standards for the HR profession and ensure competent practitioners operating at support, managerial and strategic leadership levels are fully recognised. They represent employers’ expectations of HR professionals in business today and in the future.Associate memberChartered MemberChartered Fellow

4 Three levels of professional membership

5 Benefits of professional membership By achieving a level of professional membership; You have shown you meet CIPD’s rigorous criteria and global standards for best practice in HR You will boost your professional profile You could enhance your earning power Supports your Continuing Professional Development Gives you the recognition you deserve

6 Upgrading

7 Qualifications and upgrading CIPD Foundation Certificate or Diploma CIPD Intermediate Certificate or Diploma CIPD Advanced Diploma Associate Member Chartered Member Chartered Fellow Qualification completedGrade can apply for

8 Eligibility for Upgrading Student You must complete your qualification before applying for a grade of membership Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow Graduate or Associate (having previously held Graduate status) Chartered Member Chartered Fellow Eligibility subject to meeting relevant membership criteria Current grade of membershipGrade can apply for


10 Upgrade process - step by step 1.Check eligibility at eligibility.htm eligibility.htm 2.Check membership criteria at membership-criteria membership-criteria 3.Download relevant membership form at 4.Check CV is up to date 5.Enlist support from two colleagues, including line manger 6.Submit completed forms to CIPD with relevant fee 7.Receive result At each and every one of these steps – you can help the candidate

11 How does upgrading work? The application form asks about impact in the workplace and covers behaviours and activities in one document CV provides context of career Feedback from Line Manager and one Colleague focuses on how the candidate operates and their impact Assessment conducted by one of our trained Upgrade assessors Feedback provided if required


13 Band 1Band 2Band 3Band 4 Transition Associate Chartered Member Chartered Fellow Assoc CIPD Chartered MCIPD Chartered FCIPD CIPD membership levels and the HRPM

14 Any questions?

15 Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

16 Continuing Professional Development New policy reminds us of the Royal Charter. CPD is a requirement for all members The Institute will audit CPD

17 Continuing Professional Development Inputs versus outputs All membership levels Lifelong & reflective learning It doesn’t matter how it is presented

18 Continuing Professional Development Importance of Reflective Learning: To help you see a clear link between the effort you put into your development activity and the benefits you get out of it. To help you see more value in each learning experience, by knowing why you’re doing it and what’s in it for you. m

19 Continuing Professional Development CPD Policy: The CIPD policy is that Members of the CIPD shall: Maintain professional knowledge and competence Seek appropriate support if business needs require involvement in new areas of activity Ensure that they provide a professional, up to date and insightful service Upon request, members will provide evidence of compliance with CPD

20 Continuing Professional Development So what are we looking for? Is it “C” – Continuing? Is it “P” – Professional? Is it “D” – Developmental?

21 Continuing Professional Development How we can help: Examples of records and plans Case studies Templates Career breaks HR Profession Map My HR Map Tool FAQ

22 Any questions?

23 For more information Phone: +44 (0)20 8612 6208 Online: 23

24 EXPERIENCE ASSESSMENT A route to Professional Membership and Accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

25 Contents What is CIPD Experience Assessment? CIPD Professional Membership Why people choose Experience Assessment Experience Assessment process Assessment detail Candidate feedback Individual and Group Assessment Cost

26 What is CIPD Experience Assessment? Experience Assessment enables experienced HR professionals to achieve official recognition for their achievements and become a professional member of the CIPD Developed for HR professionals who wish to benefit from CIPD recognition yet do not have the required CIPD qualification Often these people enter HR from other disciplines or later in career yet have extensive HR experience as a generalist or specialist They can apply to become a Chartered Fellow (FCIPD), Chartered Member (MCIPD) or Associate member (Assoc CIPD) Existing CIPD members with the required qualification, can upgrade to become a professional member

27 CIPD Professional membership

28 Why people choose Experience Assessment Confidence that I am ‘up there’ with my peers Credibility with colleagues ‘Helps me get a job or promotion’ ‘I need accreditation not qualification’ Being part of a professional community Professional recognition for achievements Development hungry, time poor

29 Experience Assessment process ELIGIBILITY Before applying, individuals review their experience against our membership criteria available on-line DIAGNOSTIC We screen their CVs and conduct a telephone interview which confirms eligibility for this route OUTCOME Successful candidates are awarded professional membership of the CIPD. All receive a detailed feedback and development report FULL ASSESSMENT Candidates complete an in-depth assessment over 3-4 months designed to test knowledge, experience and the impact the individual has made through their professional practice

30 Assessment detail Workplace feedback Impact report Professional discussion Case study CV screen and Diagnostic stage CV screen and Diagnostic stage Confirmation of Professional Membership and Feedback 8 weeks Workplace feedback Impact report Professional discussion Case study CV screen and Diagnostic stage CV screen and Diagnostic stage Confirmation of Professional Membership and Feedback 3.5 hours Rigorous assessment against CIPD professional standards Workplace evidence over the last 3 years Conducted by experienced HR professionals

31 Diagnostic discussion Whether you have sufficient experience to successfully gain professional membership via this route The appropriate membership level for your experience The commitment needed from you throughout the process Any questions you may have Determines whether this is the right route for you, covering: This is designed to assess the likelihood of success through this route and advise you on your options

32 Impact report Gives you the opportunity to share your experience in more detail Involves a written report in which you give specific examples of your work in relation to the membership criteria

33 Workplace feedback Self assessment – you give examples that illustrate how you operate in accordance with the behaviours detailed in the HR Profession Map Colleague assessment – you also nominate two colleagues or clients to give feedback on how you operate against the behaviours Gathers evidence on how you go about your work and encourages you to reflect on how you operate as an HR professional. It involves:

34 Case study Gives you the opportunity to demonstrate how you apply your professional expertise, involving: A written case study which includes a range of typical HR and commercial challenges You are asked to imagine that you work within the HR function (at a level commensurate with your membership application) You are required to produce a written report analysing the issues and identifying actions you would take Word count guide for the report is 2,500-5,000 words

35 Professional discussion A face to face half-day discussion with a CIPD assessor Exploring the contribution and impact you have made in recent roles against the membership criteria for your target level of membership The opportunity to discuss and explore further all other evidence submitted through the assessment process (Impact Report, Case Study, Workplace Feedback) Assesses your experience against all aspects of the membership criteria (Activities, Knowledge and Behaviours) and involves:

36 Don’t just take our word for it! 100% of surveyed candidates would either definitely (92%) or probably recommend Experience Assessment Out of 10, 78% rated the overall experience as 8 or above

37 Don’t just take our word for it ‘I found Experience Assessment to be a most enlightening period of professional and personal self reflection. It’s a great way to get professional recognition for your achievements’ Toby Lott Chartered MCIPD, Group HR Manager Info Team ‘Lots of people come into HR via other routes and Experience Assessment offers an opportunity for them to engage with the value that CIPD membership can bring’ Julian Sykes Chartered FCIPD, AstraZeneca ‘Experience Assessment has given me a valuable opportunity to reflect on my career progression in HR and invest in my own development. It’s a great way to get recognition of your capabilities, regardless of the career path that you’ve followed’ Simon Lloyd Chartered FCIPD HRD Santander ‘My assessor, was excellent and very professional. She gave me some excellent suggestions for my development and has encouraged me to look further into my career progression and development within the CIPD framework’ HR Advisor Assoc CIPD

38 Experience Assessment is available via two channels

39 Experience Assessment Fees

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