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Becoming a Chartered MCIPD has really helped my career. Organisations out there really value the CIPD. It's just sometimes nice to go "yes - got it".

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It may be for you if....

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(Chartered FCIPD)

  • you are an experienced people professional who is working operationally while thinking strategically

  • you deliver people solutions that drive change within organisations and/or the profession
  • you are an experienced people professional who is working strategically with high levels of complexity

    your work will usually be entirely strategic in thinking and/or delivery
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