Module: Developing Skills for Business
Manage developing skills more effectively at work or in another
Manage interpersonal relationships at work more effectively.
Make sound and justifiable decisions and solve problems more
Lead and influence others more effectively.
Interpret financial information and manage financial resources.
Demonstrate enhanced IT proficiency.
Demonstrate an essential people management skill-set.
Demonstrate competence in postgraduate study skills.
You are required to produce a portfolio that:
introduces you and provides background information through a CV
and a three minute presentation using appropriate technology
demonstrates that you have acquired five skills, by providing
skills acquisition statements and a learning log
provides evidence of plans for continuing personal and
professional development (CPPD) and an account of your ability to critically
reflect upon your learning
Details of each section of the task
Introduction and background information
This is achieved by completing:
A CV which could be used in applying for a post in HR
Four slides that could be used to introduce you, assuming you
are being interviewed for a post in HR.
Evidence of development and effectiveness in five skills. The
five skills specifically identified here are: Management of interpersonal
relationships, decision-making and problem-solving, leading and influencing,
interpreting financial information and managing finance and demonstrating
people management skills. Each of the five skills should identify development
activities over a period of time (which may go beyond the start time of your
CIPD programme). Each skill should be presented as an individual statement and
cross-referenced with the learning log (see below).
A separate learning log should identify a range of activities
that have been undertaken during the time of the CIPD programme. This log
should be based upon activities other than the formal CIPD programme. It may
include supplementary study, extra-curricular activities, CIPD national local
branch activities, workplace activities and personal life and hobbies. These
activities are useful in supporting your claim to effectiveness in each of the
five skills identified.
Forward planning (CPPD) and self-reflection
The CPPD should identify future plans and these may be based
upon skills gaps, plans to specialise, skills requiring on-going development as
integral to delivering HR, personal development and work-life balance.
A separate personal reflection statement should be based on
critical analysis of your performance in producing the portfolio. Your
portfolio should be cogent, articulate and focused, yet draw on as many sources
of worthwhile and authoritative evidence that you can find. All such sources
should be properly identified and referenced.
All submissions should be added
in the Harvard Referencing Format.
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