CPD portfolio

The purpose of this task is for you to provide evidence of your approach to continuous professional development using the CIPD profession map for guidance. The task includes a number of activities which should be presented in a CPD portfolio. It is important to set the scene of your personal learning journey in an introduction section of the portfolio. So this task is split into four different activities, three activities you will submit shortly, Activity 4 you will submit at the end of your programme.

 So in terms of the CPD portfolio, we would encourage you to produce this as a well labelled and presented word document with a front cover, contents page, completed activities, and supporting evidence.

Activity 1, within Task 2, covers AC 3.1: Explore how the role of a people professional is evolving and the implications that has for continued professional development. And the task is split into three distinct questions. How is the role of the people professional changing? What impact are these changes having on our CPD? What are the key characteristics of good practice CPD? I would start with a blank page in Word with the heading: Activity 1, and then I would produce these questions with answers underneath.

 For Question 1, you could consider how the people professional is changing and is moving away from an admin-type role to a much more people-focussed, more technology savvy and more specialist role. Think about the people practice roles within your own organisation.

 Do you have a Chief Happiness Officer or Chief Heart Officer? Or what about Lead People Data Scientist? Look at how job titles have changed to reflect the changing role of the people professional. What impact do these changes have on your own CPD. For example, if you wanted the job role of Lead People Data Scientist, what development activities would you need to invest in?

 How is this different to where you are now? How does this link to the CIPD profession map? The final question asks you to consider the key characteristics of good practice CPD. What is good practice CIPD?

 The campus has some good examples of CPD and reflective practice. Revisit these, and then review the characteristics that you feel are important. For example, you might consider that regular reflective practice is important. You should discuss at least three different characteristics of good practice CPD.

 Task 2, Activity 2 is a self assessment, which covers AC 3.3: Formulate a range of formal and informal continuing professional development (CPD) activities to support your learning journey. And CIPD have provided you with a self-assessment template to use, which we will review in the next slide. You need to read all of the requirements in terms of the task that are shown on the slide. However, in your word document, ‘CPD portfolio’, I would start another new page and I would use the subheading ‘Activity 2 Self Assessment’. I would download Appendix 1 from the campus and complete this as evidence of your own assessment.

 You need to copy and paste this self-assessment into your CPD portfolio under the heading on this page. The CIPD have identified a number of questions for you to answer against the professional standard, and therefore you should use this to self assess and provide a score in one of the first three boxes.

 You must add reason for judgement. E.g. why have you given yourself a score of twenty against the question relating to making responsible choices?

 The justification can be brief but does need to be included.

 I’m just going to show you Appendix 1, which is the questions that you will answer and you will score yourself against, giving a reason for the judgement. You need to collect at least two other pieces of authenticated feedback in terms of your own strengths and weaknesses as a people professional. This can be from peers, line managers or customers. You will need these in the next section.

 You should copy and paste the authenticated feedback emails from peers, line managers, customers into the self-assessment word document. On a new page in the CPD word document, use the self-assessment and feedback you have received to identify at least three different strengths and weaknesses from the information you have collected. These weaknesses should be used to develop your objectives, which should be included in the personal development plan. You should write three objectives to be included in your personal development plan, and you should explain how you consider you can meet these.

 For example, if one of your weaknesses is raising concerns with others, how would you develop this from a weakness into a strength? What learning opportunities are available to you? You could consider coaching from within the workplace. How effective will this be? How does it support your learning journey? And as you would have seen on the previous slide, there was a copy of the personal development plan that you can use in your portfolio. These can all be downloaded from campus. So do use the documentation that we have provided you with.

 Activity 3 of Task 2 covers AC 1.4 and 2.4: Reflect how you have taken responsibility for your own work or actions, including recognisng rectifying mistakes and reflecting on your own approach to working inclusively and building positive relationships with others. Activity 3 requires you to reflect on two different scenarios. Therefore, on a new page in your word document, reflect on two specific scenarios. Think of one scenario at work where you have had to take responsibility for your own work and actions.

 For example, you might have been asked to complete a project within specific timescales and you could use this as your example. The scenario you decide to use needs to include a reflection on any mistakes you have made. Think about how you took responsibility for your own work. For example, clarifying requirements or being clear about ethics and values, or ensuring that you have the capabilities to complete the project in line with time management and agreed timescales.

 You need to reflect on any mistakes that you have made and how you took responsibility for these. For example, identifying options to correct your mistakes or agreeing on the best course of action. You also need to add in what you have learnt from this experience with specific examples.

 For the second part of this task, you need to identify two examples that highlight your approach to working inclusively. For example, where you have recognised the value of diversity within the workplace or where you have actively sought and listened to views. I would write this is Example 1 and then Example 2, with subheadings and your answers underneath. Within each of the two examples, you need to discuss how you build positive working relationships with others.

 What did you do? What skills and behaviours did you demonstrate? Identify at least two specific skills and behaviours, and you could relate this to the CPD profession map.

 Be specific, save this document and upload for marking. This is the end of Activity 3.   


  • – highlight the topics 
  • – include introduction and conclusion
  • – references and in text citation as Harvard, not dated more than 5 years 
  • – the appendixes (self assessment) information reflect the documents. 


Conference Presentation and Briefing Paper- HUMAN RESOURCES

The focus of the presentation: 

1. How personal and ethical values can be applied. 

2. People practice contribution to discussions to influence others with confidence and conviction. 

3. Exploring issues around the human and business benefits of inclusive behaviour, to ensure that people are fairly treated at work. 

4. How this can build positive working relationships and lead to performance improvement. 


Format: ✓ PowerPoint or pdf and presenter notes (Approx. 1250 words).

A Briefing paper as a handout for delegates covering the main points of the presentation. (Approx. 1200 words) 


SLIDE1: AC 1.1 Appraise what it means to be a people professional. 

Firstly, define the term ‘professional’ and explain the requirements of a people professional. You could put a referenced definition in your slides and talk around it in your notes, considering application of real examples, wider reading insights and the CIPD profession map in terms of professional and personal values. 

In your briefing note, you could provide more explanation of this definition as well as key personal values, such as fairness, honesty, exclusivity, and the concept of professional integrity. 


SLIDE2: AC 1.2 Recognise how personal and ethical values can be applied in the context of people practice. 

1. Start with an explanation of what is meant by ethical values. Underpin this with wider reading/academic insights. 

2. Provide at least three examples of your own personal values e.g., equality, valuing others, or fairness. How do these affect your work and working relationships? How aligned are your personal values to organisational values? What can you do if they are different? 

In the briefing note, you could develop key points relating to the meaning of ethical values, in relation to the three personal values you have listed. 


SLIDE3&4: AC 1.3: Contribute confidently to discussions in a clear, engaging and informed way to influence others & AC 1.5: Recognise when and how you would raise matters which conflict with ethical values or legislation.

Using work or personal examples, analyse how you could/have: 

1. Contributed to discussions to ensure people practices are applied. 2. How you can effectively communicate to engage and influence others. 

3. How you might raise issues with situations such as organisational policies or theapproach to leadership that conflict with legislation or ethical values. 

You could split these up into different slides or combine them.

Consider times where you have had to be courageous in speaking up. Perhaps you have had responsibility of ensuring people practices are applied within the organisation or improving practices in HR, L&D and OD. If you haven’t had the experience, talk about what you could do. 

The analysis element could be discussing strengths and weaknesses of your discussion and communication techniques. How did you engage and influence others? What techniques did you/could you use? E.g., active listening, communication skills, influencing and persuading approaches etc. 


• Changing, writing, or communicating policies 

• Approaching problems that conflicted with legislation or ethical values 

• Whistleblowing 

• CIPD professional map values 

• Code of ethics/conduct. 

In your briefing note, reflect on this conversation and present the key techniques and impacts.


SLIDE5: AC 2.1: Argue the human and business benefits of people feeling included, valued, and fairly treated at work. 

Start with introducing relevant theory, explain why you chose it, then apply it to a discussion on the business and human benefits of people at work, feeling included, valued, and being treated fairly, e.g., Maslow, McClelland, Pink or Rock. You need some analysis in this discussion so, for example, if you have chosen Daniel Pink’s theory, what does Pink say about motivation and reward? How does this support your argument? What are the business and human benefits to ensuring people feel included, valued, and treated fairly at work? You could consider job satisfaction or enhanced worker well-being, reduced sickness or increased retention. The CIPD Insight reports could help you here. 


You will need to include referenced evidence of wider reading and research to provide a robust argument. In your briefing note, reflect on key theories and benefits


SLIDE6&7: AC 2.2: Design an impactful solution based on feedback and engagement with others and AC 2.3: Evaluate the impact of the solution to influence and engage people within an organisation. 

You need to: 

Identify a people practice initiative that has been put in place in response to some form of internal or external feedback, set out the purpose of this initiative and explain how you would evaluate the impact of this initiative paying particular attention to levels of engagement within the organisation. 

Start with a brief overview of a people practice initiative from your own organisation: what was the purpose of the initiative and why it was put in place? You should discuss the internal or external feedback that prompted this initiative. You could use your PESTLE from unit 1 as external influence. 

Examples: self-service holidays, leadership training, new competitors in the marketplace, requiring a review of organisational design practices. 

Next, discuss who was impacted by the solution? How was the feedback received, and how were stakeholders engaged with? 

Finally, explain how you would evaluate the impact of this initiative on levels of engagement within the organisation? For example, have the objectives been met? Did the employees accept the change? Was the change managed effectively? How does the initiative recognise different needs and agendas? 

In the briefing note, focus on the key elements and impacts of the people practice initiatives, in relation to engagement levels. 


organize the papers with highlight topics: 

  • introduction, main body, conclusion 
  • Harvard style with intext citation for each paragraph and slides. 
  • for slide (powerpoint):  add speakers note around 180 words for each slide. 
  • for briefing or handout paper (word doc): of presentation 1200 words about the main topics of presentation.