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 This task requires you to demonstrate your commitment to professional development and performance improvement. To complete the task, you are asked to undertake some reflection, self-assessment, and consideration of other’s feedback, leading to an identification of your strengths, weaknesses, and development areas. Following this identification, you will formulate a range of formal and/or informal activities to address your development needs and support your continuous development.  

Wordcount :1,000 (+/- 10%) 

References: Havard Style

2 References each AC- 5 ACs in total. 200 words per AC. 

Jargon-free language, easy to read and understand. Try to include real-life examples when required about organizations and employees. 

Please focus on the Blue highlighted table to understand what needs to be included in each AC. Hints are provided in the last table.  

5C 003: Professional Behaviour and Valuing People: Learner Assignment Guidance

Rev October 2023

Reflect on your own approach to
working inclusively and building
positive working relationships
with others. (AC 2.3)

This question focuses on how
you go about working inclusively
and building positive
relationships. Give at least two
examples of your own approach/
methods to achieving this.

Reflect: think about and
summarise your own approach
and the methods you use to work
inclusively and build positive
relationships at work.

Approaches, for example valuing
people as individuals and
recognising the value and
benefits of diversity; actively
seeking and listening to diverse
views and opinions; building trust
and providing appropriate
support when needed; finding
opportunities to collaborate with
wider colleagues; sharing
knowledge and expertise to solve

Explore how the role of a people
professional (specialist or
generalist) is evolving and the
implications this has for your
CPD. (AC 3.1)

There are two parts to this

1. Explore how the role is
evolving – what is
causing it to evolve; and

2. What this means for your
own CPD; how it will
impact the focus of your

When answering AC 3.1, you can
either focus on a generalist HR
role or a specialist role such as
L&D or Talent Acquisition, or,
furthermore, you may wish to
focus on the evolving nature of
your own role.

Explore: research and provide a
summary of how the people
professional role is evolving and
provide your conclusions on the
implications for your CPD.

Emerging knowledge and skills
required and the implications for
CPD, for example business
acumen, technology savvy,
specialist expertise, work skills,
collaborative working skills,
remote working/working from
home, self-management,
communication skills.

With reference to your responses
for AC 2.3 and AC 3.1, and
feedback on your behaviours
or performance obtained from
(at least) one other person,

In order to answer this question,
you should reflect on the
discussions in AC 2.3 about
working inclusively and building
productive relationships at work

Assess: consider your own
opinion and feedback from one
other person in order to reach a
judgement about your strengths
and development needs.

People and contexts for gaining
feedback, formal and informal
feedback, regular and ad hoc
feedback, feedback methods and

5C 003: Professional Behaviour and Valuing People: Learner Assignment Guidance

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assess your current strengths,
weaknesses, and development
needs. Your response should
include an explanation of the
feedback received and how it
has informed your self-
assessment. (AC 3.2)

and 3.1 which talks about the
evolving role of the people
professional and what that might
mean for your CPD. You need to
do this as a self-assessment but
you should also incorporate at
least one other person’s
feedback on your strengths and
weaknesses / development

media, feedback as incoming
information, triangulation of
received feedback, relevance and
importance of feedback,
how to structure feedback, self-
assessment methods and relevant
frameworks to assess against.
Bias issues in self-assessment
and others’ feedback.
Utilising the CIPD Profession

In follow-up to your self-
assessment, identify a range of
formal or informal development
activities you will undertake to
support your ongoing
professional development. Your
response should include a brief
description of your chosen
activities and your reasons for
selecting them. (AC 3.3)

There are three parts to this

1. Identify a range (at least 3
formal or informal
development activities to
support your ongoing
development; and

2. Provide a brief description
of the activity; and

3. Give your reasons for
selecting those activities.

Identify: to provide an answer
that arrives at a minimum of 3
learning and development

CPD models and theory, CIPD
and other sector and professional
requirements for CPD, for
example formal and informal,
self-directed learning, coaching,
mentoring, work, applying learning
as appropriate, shadowing, skills
practice, investigation and
research, reading, blogs,
webcasts, videos, social media
discussions and forums,
conferences, training courses, on-
job and off-job learning,
characteristics of a good-practice
CPD plan, how to complete a
CPD plan.

Reflect on the impact of three
previous learning activities (i.e.,
not the activities planned at Q4
above) on your behaviour and
performance. The selected
activities may be any
formal/planned or
informal/unplanned activities

To answer this question you may
present your reflections, attached
to your assignment, as either:

• your own format CPD
record, edited to include
just the three selected
activities, or

Reflect: think about and
summarise how the three
learning activities impacted on
your behaviour and performance
at work.

Concept and theory of reflective
practice, outputs of reflection (for
example, records, plans),
evaluating/measuring behaviour
changes, evaluating/measuring
performance changes, checking
changes are positive and meet

5C 003: Professional Behaviour and Valuing People: Learner Assignment Guidance

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undertaken in the last 12
months, which you consider to
have impacted your behaviour
and performance. (AC 3.4)

• a report (or reports) from
the CIPD ‘My CPD
Reflections’ tool.

intended outcomes, impact on
own performance and

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