You may have picked up that the new Profession Map was unveiled by Peter Cheese (CEO @ CIPD) in his opening address at the Annual Conference in Manchester last week. If you haven't, don't worry... we will be writing to all CIPD members introducing it this week.
Thousands of people have contributed to this new Map but it's worth noting that while the 2013 Profession Map was the last update of the map originally developed a decade ago, it will still underpin our membership and quals and is still 'fit for purpose'. However the new Profession Map can also be referenced now and people professionals can benchmark themselves against it. Eventually, we will fully transition over to the new Map.
Peter has given more context in this blog post...
In the short-term, our 2013 Profession Map will stay the basis for our qualifications and membership standards. It will remain a robust, relevant and useful point of reference as we transition to the new Map. So if you’re a CIPD member your membership level is unaffected. And if you’re considering studying with us there’s no reason to delay. But if you want to start thinking about your CPD, then you can use the new Map as the basis for this. We have already been developing more content and learning in the newer areas of capability and knowledge called out in the new Map.
Neil Morrison has also written a post on his blog that is well-worth reading: A blueprint for HR
As Neil says...
[to do our job well] we need to be led by principles, ensuring ethical practice where people and professionalism matter. We need to based our decisions and initiatives on evidence, not fads and whims and to be focussed on the outcomes of our work for our people, for our profession and for society at large.
Of course, the success of “The new Profession Map” will be dependent on the adoption by practitioners not just in the UK, but across the globe. I know my team have already started looking at how we can incorporate this into our organisation. And that’s why I absolutely implore you to do the same, to help us come together and build a profession that is fit for the now and the future.
You can take a look at the Map here.
Please... do use this thread to ask any questions about the new Map, and I'll ensure someone posts a response.