The programme consists of 8 learning modules and participants will be asked to commit an additional 15 hours of self-directed learning around core behaviours for which each participant will be provided access to CIPD’s e-learning environment. The modules are hosted by a range CIPD’s highly experienced consultants.

1) Inspire, Inform and Innovate the Future of Work

Overview: The focus is on the changing world, the impact of a pandemic and the need to build more inclusive work cultures. People professionals need to consider the Future World of Work, the Workforce and the Workplace so that they can adapt to meet the transformation.

2) Data Analytics for People Professionals

Overview: Data and analytics is becoming increasingly crucial in order to understand organisational insights and influence business decisions. Within this module practical case studies on how to effectively use analytics in your organisation will be key. The  module is aligned to the CIPDs analytics portfolio and has been informed by latest CIPD research and designed by a team of analytics experts. You will benefit from advice and  guidance by a leading expert in the field and have the chance to pose your very own questions in an interactive environment.

3) Adopting People Professional Behaviours for maximum impact

Overview: The use of ‘self’ in OD practice, to influence with an OD mindset, skills and confidence to establish your credibility in enabling sustainable change within your organisation. Recognising where the power lies, and using your spheres of influence to create positive impact.

4) Strategic Workforce Planning for People Professionals

Overview: Strategic workforce planning is a critical part of how an organisation delivers on its strategy, supporting an organisation in determining future capability needs and a more efficient and effective approach to resourcing. Following this course you will be able to create a forecast of future workforce needs, determine the gap between current demand the future forecast, and build an action plan to close the gap. This module will be delivered through 4 virtual sessions: Introducing workforce planning, establishing baselines, supply, demand and gap analysis and action plans and delivery.

5) Making reward and recognition strategies work for you

Overview: This module enables delegates to gain the knowledge and understanding of aligning reward with the organisational strategy, understanding the business context of reward through intelligence analysis. Individuals are motivated by different stimuli and we will review how using a range of engagement techniques creates a variety of results. Performance is a key measurable for organisations, therefore we look at how factors such as pay, bonus, recognition and incentives can impact individuals and the  organisation as a whole. Overall it addresses the reward environment in which  organisations operate and looks at the resources required to manage reward schemes.

6) Creating employee engagement strategies

Overview: Keeping your employees engaged, with a sense of belonging and purpose to your organisation is critical to ensuring you have an agile workforce who will support your organisation with levels of discretionary effort needed for success. In difficult  working times how do you ensure you engage your workforce, demonstrate their value and ensure they have a voice? This workshop will provide you with insight on different approaches to engagement, and how to make these strategies fit your organisational culture.

7) The importance of Effective Organisation Design

Overview: The Organisation Design programme has been refreshed to equip you with straightforward frameworks, approaches and practical tools facilitated by practitioners with a wealth of experience to address our modern work challenges. The programme starts with assessing the work that needs to be done to meet the organisation’s aspirations and then shows you how to design options for better aligned organisational systems.

In addition to learning through a facilitated virtual programme, participants are  encouraged to work in pairs and groups off-line to practice and embed the learning using a relevant case study. Participants will have the opportunity to share this learning with the wider group in the virtual learning classroom.

8) Managing change through Organisational Development Practice

Overview: This programme covers the fundamentals of Organisational Development including the history; the key thinkers; and the evolution of Organisational Development practice. We will consider a range of approaches and tools that can be utilised to strengthen your OD practice.

Participants will also be provided with additional content by a variety of methods from access to research, reports and guides as part of the Academy to enable self directed learning. The live webinar based sessions are focused on the technical knowledge required to be an effective practitioner, however having the right behavioural competencies is equally important to make the best impact. Therefore we will be providing you access to CIPD’s digital learning modules covering the eight core behaviours of the new Profession.

These include:
• Ethical practice
• Professional courage and influence
• Valuing people
• Working inclusively
• Commercial Drive
• Passion for learning
• Insights focused
• Situational decision-making