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Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Susan Cartwright


The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the leading professional body for human resource and development professionals and practitioners in the UK. It was formed in 1994 as a result of the merger between the Institute of Personnel Management (representing HRM specialists) and the Institute of Training and Development (representing training and development specialists). In July 2000 it gained chartered status. The CIPD, through its grades of membership, offers accreditation to professionals and sets standards of qualification and attained experience that are widely accepted by employers as requirements for practice. The origins of the CIPD can be traced back to the establishment in 1913 of the Welfare Workers Association (WWA), which in 1946 became the Institute of Personnel Development. The Institute of Training Development was formed in 1979 and has a history going back to the formation of the British Institute of Training Officers in 1964. The primary objectives of the CIPD are to provide professional education and development of its members and to research and provide appropriate information to support practitioners in their professional roles. In 2001 the CIPD had 105,000 members, which included 25,000 affiliate members undertaking formal programs of professionally recognized studies. The CIPD publishes a practitioner journal, People Management , as well ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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