The people profession includes a broad spectrum of opportunities. We’ve outlined the specialist disciplines across HR, L&D, OD&D and beyond. If you work in one of these areas, or want to deepen your expertise for your own development, this is where you can explore career paths and plot your progress through your chosen areas of expertise.
The specialist knowledge areas
No matter what level you’re at, or what role you fulfil, the specialist knowledge areas show you how to apply your expertise to make a positive impact. For example, if you are an L&D consultant, you're likely to select the L&D specialism. If your role also supports the development of talent, you may also need to use some of the Talent Management specialist knowledge standards.
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Make the most of the Profession Map
The Profession Map is for everyone in our profession – individuals and teams, members and non-members. Learn more about the Profession Map and how you can use it.
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