Core behaviours represent a significant shift for people professionals. With a greater focus on ethical and evidence-based decision-making, they empower you to create value for people, organisations, society and our profession.
Certain ways of thinking and acting should be universal and consistent, even in new and challenging situations. These are the behaviours it takes to be an effective people professional, identified through academic research and feedback from across the profession.
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We have created courses that explore the core behaviours of the Profession Map in detail, bringing each behaviour to life and providing you with the opportunity to start reflecting on where you're at. Use this content as part of your self-directed learning journey to support your professional development.
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