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Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) awarding body

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) awarding body

What we're all about

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a professional association for human resource management professionals. It is headquartered in Wimbledon, London, England. The organisation was founded in 1913 - it is the world's oldest association in its field and has over 145,000 members internationally working across private, public and voluntary sectors.

Our purpose

As a registered Charity, we were established to promote the art and science of the management and development of people for public benefit. We’re committed not only to finding and championing ways of defining and organising work that create economic and societal value, but also to promoting ways of improving individual working lives.

The HR and L&D professions hold the key to unlocking that sweet spot. Good people management and development are not only good for the financial performance of a given business, but also for the well-being of its workforce and for the long-term prosperity of the economies and societies in which we all work.

Our vision

We believe that by growing and developing a community of professionals that champion better work and working lives, we'll help ensure that work creates value for individuals, organisations, economies and society.

Our vision is to define and represent the international benchmark for excellence in people and organisation management and development.

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