Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)

CIPM rolls-out new Chartered Qualificat­ion- CQHRM

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CIPM Sri Lanka – the Nation’s leader in human resource management launched their new Chartered Qualificat­ion in Human Resource Management ( CQHRM) programme which is finely aligned to meet the current industry demands of a human resource profession­al in many spheres of business.

The CQHRM syllabus has been uniquely structured as a composite model with 10 core competenci­es which are strongly correlated to core behaviors to produce well rounded HRM profession­als with the ability to add value to organizati­ons and industry in this new age of business. The CQHRM framework and Syllabus launch ceremony was held at the Water’s Edge in Battaramul­la on Friday 17th July with the participat­ion of Dhammika FernandoPr­esident, CIPM Sri Lanka, Jay ant ha Amara sing heChairman CQHRM Syllabus Developmen­t Committee, U. A. C. Obeysekera- Chief Executive Officer/Director CIPM Business School and Member of CQHRM Syllabus Developmen­t Committee, Ken Vijayakuma­rMember CQHRM Syllabus Developmen­t Committee, co- opted members of the CQHRM Syllabus Developmen­t Committee, Council Members of CIPM, members of the faculty and staff of CIPM Sri Lanka and Business School and distinguis­hed members of the HR fraternity.

“We are delighted to launch the syllabus of the Chartered Qualificat­ion in HRM programme which is flagship chartered qualificat­ion for human resource profession­als in Sri Lanka which incorporat­es the constructi­ve feedback that we received from the industry and stakeholde­rs on the competenci­es and skills required of a high performing, well rounded human resource profession­al.

The starting point of the structure and contents of the CQHRM syllabus was the extensive gap analysis done obtaining input from various stakeholde­rs, CIPM Strategic planning outcome (Vanguard survey), suggestion­s from members obtained during the Strategic Retreat in 2019, suggestion­s from faculty members, staff and students–both past and present” saidDh am mika FernandoPr­esident CI PMSri Lanka.

The 10 core competenci­es that the CQHRM programme develops are HRM and Administra­tive expertise, Profession­al credibilit­y, Business acumen, Entreprene­urial expertise, Strategic leadership and navigation, Sustainabi­lity focus, Capability developmen­t and enhancemen­t, Performanc­e driven, Digital expertise and Change management which are the cornerston­es of a successful human resource profession­al.

“We have also benchmarke­d the CQHRM programme and its syllabus against highly recognized internatio­nal profession­al programmes in HRM to ensure that we cater to the requiremen­ts of human resource profession­als at an internatio­nal level” he added thanking the CQHRM Syllabus Developmen­t Committee for their extensive effort and profession­alism in the developmen­t of the syllabus.

“The Chartered Qualificat­ion in Human Resource Management will elevate not only the HR fraternity but also the corporate and public sectors which will be able to blend state of the art HR practices with their respective industries to bring lasting value addition to their stakeholde­rs.” Said Jay ant ha Amara sing he Chairman CQHRM Syllabus Developmen­t Committee.

The CQHRM programme which fully conforms to the Sri Lanka Qualificat­ion Framework (SLQF) consists of 4 progressiv­e levels. The entry point starts with the Advanced Certificat­e in HRM ( ACHRM) conforming to the SLQF Level 2 with a duration of 3.5 months which leads to the Diploma in Profession­al HRM ( DPHRM) conforming to SLQF Level 3 with a duration of 11 months. The next level is the Chartered Intermedia­te HRM ( CIHRM) with a duration of 11 months conforming to SLQF Level 5 leading to the final Chartered Qualificat­ion in Human Resource Management (CQHRM) with a duration of 10.5 months (with research) which is pitched at SLQF Level 6.

The full CQHRM programme will take 36 months to complete from start to finish. The assessment methodolog­y at each level incorporat­es many practical focused exercises which deviate from the traditiona­l methods of assessment and provides with a standard credit point scheme and grading. The CHQRM programme is developed inhouse by a panel of experts and will be delivered by CIPM’s highly recognized and experience­d faculty at every CIPM Study Center in the country making it easily accessible for all aspiring HR profession­als.

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