Discover CIPD Student membership brochure (ME) 2020

Discover Student membership and transform your career

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Welcome to the CIPD

Welcome to the CIPD – the professional body for HR and people development. By becoming a CIPD Student member, you’ll join a community of 150,000 HR and L&D professionals, with over 4,000 members residing in the Middle East, who are committed to championing better work and working lives. We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. But as the future of work unfolds, it will be your professional knowledge and understanding that will help people find the best opportunities to develop their skills and careers, and ensure that the way work is constructed, managed and experienced benefits individuals, business, and ultimately economies and society as a whole. By studying for a professional qualification, you’re demonstrating your commitment to taking that challenge seriously. And by joining the CIPD, you’ll find yourself a career partner to support you every step of the way.

Welcome and good luck in your studies.

Kind regards

Peter Cheese Chartered FCIPD Chief Executive, CIPD

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Achieve your full potential

As your career partner, we promise to support, empower and inspire you during your studies and throughout your career in HR or L&D. At the start of your CIPD Certificate or Diploma, you’ll need to join us as a Student member , where you’ll get instant access to a range of HR and L&D resources and benefits that are essential to study success. • Keep on top of industry updates and trends (page 4–5) Get exclusive access to the CIPD’s expert research, surveys and policy reports. • Connect with other like-minded professionals (page 6) Widen your network and learn from other HR and L&D professionals through our online community forums and at the many CIPD events and activities organised in the Middle East and internationally. • Save yourself money (page 7) Save 20% on your CIPD textbooks, and get preferential rates on CIPD products, services and events, including the CIPD Middle East People Conference. • Leverage our useful career tools (page 8–9) Keep your career on the right track with exclusive resources and tools that help you make the most of job opportunities and manage your professional development. • Raise your professional credibility (page 10–11) You’ll be upgraded to Associate member with the designation of ‘Assoc CIPD’ after your name when you successfully complete your CIPD Certificate or Diploma. This accreditation will instantly put you in demand with employers and enhance your promotion and salary prospects due to the prestige associated with a CIPD badge.

‘When I was deciding which HR qualification would best raise my profile in the HR field, the CIPD came out on top because of its excellent reputation worldwide as well as the support it gives its members.’ George Monzon, Talent Development Professional and Student Member

Give yourself an advantage Join us today, it’s quick and easy.

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Keep on top of industry updates and trends

‘It takes my professional development up to the next level by keeping me updated with all the recent trends in my field so I remain fully aware of what is happening around me.’ Maya Mazloum, L&D Professional and Student Member

CIPD Student Hub – For all your study needs The world of work is changing fast, so it’s important to keep up to date with the latest thinking. As a Student member you’ll have exclusive access to the largest collection of online HR and L&D resources in the world. Whether you’re doing research for assessments, preparing for exams or involved in a project at work, we have just what you need, when you need it, 24/7. You can access all of the following online in our dedicated Student resources hub. • Factsheets, topic summaries and guides – get an overview of any HR or L&D topic. • Study factsheets – tips for study, preparing for exams and assignments. • Online journals (EBSCO Discovery Service) – over 270 HR, business and training journals. • Research – in-depth analysis and case studies on current HR and L&D issues.

• Surveys – current data and analysis on topical HR issues and people management themes. • Middle East–specific HR news – to keep you up to date with what’s happening in the industry. • Podcasts – interviews with top HR, L&D and business leaders. • Student FAQ’s – useful information for before, during and post studies. • People Management – award-winning magazine with the latest HR and L&D news. Available online and as an app. • CIPD Update, CIPD Middle East Update and In a nutshell... – emails with the latest news, jobs and roundup of the best HR and L&D thinking. • CIPD Student newsletter – written exclusively for Student members, it covers news relevant to your studies and career.

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Leading-edge research

Latest news

Email updates

Online resources

Online journals ( EBSCO Discovery Service )

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Connect with other like-minded professionals

Expand your network Tap into a growing and vibrant membership base, including 30,000 CIPD Student members and a wider community of 150,000 HR and L&D professionals internationally. You’ll discover there are numerous great opportunities to make valuable contacts and learn from the experiences of others.

• CIPD Community Join in the discussion, ask questions and network online. You can also download our app for access on the go. • CIPD social media channels Make connections and discover other people’s opinions on what’s going on in HR and L&D right now. • CIPD conferences and exhibitions Attend these events for inspiration and to share ideas. As a Student member, you’ll benefit from a reduced fee, and our exhibitions are free to attend.

• CIPD student network Join the vibrant community of CIPD students at events, seminars and webinars and gain access to other HR conferences through our partners.

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‘Being a CIPD member means that I’m part of a professional network that makes me feel valued and drives me to achieve.’

Manreet Harish Assoc CIPD (former Student member)

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Save yourself money As a Student member, save 20% on all your CIPD textbooks when purchased through our bookshop, at Kogan Page.

You’ll have complimentary access to some of the world’s most influential business and management online magazines. You’ll also receive preferential rates on CIPD products and services , including our conferences, training and events. The sooner you join, the more you’ll save!

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Leverage our useful career tools

Career guidance Everybody needs a guide. Whether you’re stuck in your role, planning a career break, entering the profession or considering your options, a guide will navigate you through the choices and challenges you face along the way. We’ve compiled a suite of information, tools and resources to help you achieve your career goals – no matter what they are, no matter where you are.

Learn about:

• Excelling in your current role – three ways to progress in your current role. • Transitioning into the profession – examples of successful transitions into the people profession. • How to manage a career break – five top tips to maintain your employability and return to work with confidence. • Back-to-work support – resources to help support those returning to work after a period of absence. • Our dedicated Career Hub – a CIPD member-only support resource packed full of the latest, regularly-updated career-based learning and support. • My CPD Map – An invaluable online tool that enables you to clearly identify your strengths and areas for development against the standards on the 2013 CIPD Profession Map.

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Discover great HR and L&D

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The CIPD Profession Map

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The new Profession Map sets the international benchmark for the people profession. Use it to make better decisions, act with confidence, perform at your peak, drive change in your organisation and progress in your career. No matter who you are in the profession, whether you’re a CIPD member or not, the new Profession Map is relevant to you.

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‘The new Profession Map reminds us that the people profession is greater than just the job we are each doing right now and reminds us that we have the power to shape the experience of every single person in a job.’ Chartered Member

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Raise your professional credibility Develop a first-class career

‘CIPD supports my profession in terms of best practices and latest trends. It has changed my HR personality.’ Shoug Al Ahmed Assoc CIPD Associate member

When you successfully complete your CIPD qualification, you’ll be automatically upgraded to Associate member.

CIPD Associate membership:

• is a mark of professionalism • gives you status, relevance and a competitive edge in the job market • entitles you to use the letters Assoc CIPD after your name. It’s something you can be proud of. Together with your CIPD qualification, professional membership will enhance your career prospects and earning potential, inspire confidence in your employer and give you credibility in the workplace.

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‘Being a CIPD member has given me more presence and confidence in my L&D role. Through this membership, I have gained knowledge which has helped me better understand and assess training needs.’ Javier Ramirez, L&D Professional and Student Member

Chartered membership

If you’re studying the CIPD Advanced Level Diploma (Level 7), upon successful completion you can apply for Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow status (subject to eligibility), and use the designatory letters Chartered MCIPD or Chartered FCIPD after your name. Achieving Chartered membership status demonstrates to employers, clients and peers that you have the knowledge and experience to create an impact in the workplace and make a difference to the organisation’s strategy and people.

What do the membership levels mean?

At this level you are typically using your professional expertise to deliver short to medium-term value for organisations and the people in them. Associate member Assoc CIPD

At this level you are typically using your professional expertise to deliver medium to long-term value for organisations and the people in them. Your work is likely to be operational in nature, with a strategic overview. Chartered Member Chartered MCIPD

At this level you’re typically shifting collective mindsets to create organisations that value people, and using your professional expertise to deliver long-term value for the profession. Chartered Fellow Chartered FCIPD

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