Developing Professional Practice (DVP):586229


Part 1. Now – Planning Professional Development –  A written discussion (a, b, c) and CPD Plan and start of your CPD Record

  1. a) Using the CIPD’s HR Profession map, summarise what you think are the key competency areas for today’s HR professionals: what knowledge, skills and behaviours are needed for effective performance in your HR role?


  1. b) Undertake a self-assessment of your capabilities as an HR professional, by using the CIPD’s “my CPD Map” diagnostic online tool. Use this as the basis for a personal “SWOT” analysis in which you identify your strengths and weaknesses in relation to the behaviours and/or professional areas, opportunities for possible development and threats to your personal/professional aspirations if you do not develop yourself.


  1. c) Describe elements of group dynamics which may be encountered by an HR professional and conflict resolution methods that could be applied.


  1. d) Produce a CPD plan with at least four entries; transfer your key learning needs from your personal SWOT. Identify at least two development activities for each of your learning needs and evaluate these activities (pros and cons).  Identify your preferred options for you and detail how you will plan for the learning. Use the CPD Plan Template.


  1. e) Deliver your first entries (at least three) in your CPD Record using the CPD Record Template.


You will submit these documents by the submission date indicated on your timeline, and you’ll receive feedback on your work.  As there are three parts to the assessment for DVP you won’t complete and submit parts 2 and 3 until the end of your programme and will receive feedback on these parts at this point.


Part 2. Throughout the programme – maintaining your CPD record


Maintain your CPD record, making a note of any learning activities you have undertaken and reflecting on what you have learnt from these, and how you intend to apply your learning. Aim for one or two entries a week. You will submit this CPD record again at the end of the programme.



Part 3. Reflective statement


  1. a) Summarise the development objectives you identified in your CPD plan at the start of the programme and reflect on how you have developed in these areas.
  2. b) Reflect on your “learning journey” throughout the period of your programme, using real life examples (programme or work specific) with particular reference to:
  3. Your application of project management techniques.
  4. Your application of problem solving techniques.
  5. Your application of a range of methods for influencing, persuading and negotiating with others.
  6. c) Outline your future revised plans for professional development.


At the end of your programme, you will need to submit your full CPD record in order to complete the assessment for DVP.



a)    Write your response on HR professionalism in this box.

The demand for HR professionals to be concurred the regard and status of being true professionals is a topic that goes back to numerous decades; and there is no confirmation to recommend that this craving has slowly diminished over the years. The Human Resource Certification Institute provides the certification to the individuals that signifies that the individual posses theoretical and practical knowledge about the human resources profession. The Hr profession is also known as embedded profession. I addition to this, there are the different aspects of the hr profession. The different elements of the to the Human resource professionalism: Scholarship, Integrity, Honour, Leadership, Independence, Pride, Spirit and enthusiasm, civility and collegiality, service to the public good and also balanced commercialism. The human resource professionalism has evolved over the years by the different types of government and organizational officials. In addition to this, the professional is very important for the success in the business for the organization. In addition to this, the profession is very important for the management of the resources and also the manpower for the organization. In the year 1990 the human resource act was introduced. The act provided the organizations with the formal credentials that would be validating the hr profession. In the last few years there has been a shift in the way that we look at the way people see the profession. The profession has gained importance over the last few years. There has been actual hr team in the last few years and in addition to this, the there have been immerging professions such as he management and also there has been development in the functionalities of the profession. The profession requires different types of characteristics and qualities for the management of the professions. In addition to this, the hr profession is seen as important aspect for the recruitment and the management procedures. In addition, to this the requirements for the employemnet in the human resource profession have changed over the years. The changes in the hr profession has also changed the way in which the organizations have conducted their business over the years.     






b)    Write your personal SWOT analysis in this box

The SWOT analysis for the human profession can be done in the following way.



  • The Hr strategies provide the organization with the long term goals and also help in obtaining employee of choice.
  • The hr department supports the strategic development for the organization.
  • The hr department provides great leadership aspects.
  • The hr professionals also provide their knowledge and expertise into the profession.
  • The strength of the organization is enhanced by the effective hr management techniques.
  • A quality hr professionalism would enable the organization to become a top-tier workforce.
  • The hr department also provides the organization with the knowledge about the staffs of the organization for carrying out the tactical duties successfully.


  • The budget cuts and the constrains are matters that the HR department has to deal with.
  • The HR department is not a revenue generating department.
  • The department has be dependent on the justifications for the investment of the funds.
  • The hr professionals may also face difficulties from the external factors.
  • In case of dissatisfaction of the organization the hr must take active actions immediately which might be affecting their other sectors of work.


  • The hr profession provides a great opportunity for the growth in the workforce.
  • They can work in a way to increase the demands for the company.
  • The department provides the opportunities for the company to increase their quality of the work force.
  • This department would also enhance the company’s ranking and the reputation.


  • The profession affects the profitability and also results in the layoffs.
  • Sometimes the best qualified workers deviates from the organization as some other organization provides better working facilities.
  • Sometimes the hr department always cannot resolve issues because some of the issues are always imminent.





c)    Write your response on group dynamics and conflict resolution in this box.

The group behaviours is the system of characteristic feature and also the processes that are occurring in a group socially. The study in this field is very important to understand the decision making behaviour of a group. In addition to this, the tracking of the newer type to concepts that are spreading in group are possible due to this. Additionally, the popularity of the newer trends that are evolving in the society are also detected from this concepts. The applications of the concepts can be applied in the field of psychology, anthropology, sociology, political science, epidemiology, social work, education, and business and communication studies. The factors that affect the group dynamics are environmental factors, personal factors and leadership factors. The group dynamics have their roots in both the psychology and sociology. There is much type of theories that have come up regarding the group dynamics. In addition to this, the group dynamics provide the knowledge about the behaviours of a group in various aspects.

The conflict resolution is a technique that is used in between two or more company for obtaining a solution that would be useful in solving various type of complex problems. The techniques uses various types of conflict resolution techniques. They provide different type of conflicting styles such as avoidance style of conflict style. In addition to this, the yielding conflicting style, the competitive conflicting style. Conciliation conflict style, conciliation conflict style and co operation conflicting style. The conflicting resolutions can be used in both professional field and as well as in the academic fields as well. These type of techniques can be also be found in the animals.