Member Since: 9th Feb 2010
MD Robertson Training Ltd
10th Feb 2010
Thanks AJ for your comments; a timley reminder for me. And of course you are right. The "ounce of experience is worth a ton of theory" was a natty sound bite to get over the esesence of practitioner-level qualifications that I am deeply involved with just now.
I love theory and it has its place alongside our experience. Working all over I see the HR reputation fallout from too much theory being spoken to busy MDs and equally the disasters when frenetic operational delivery occurs in a strategic vacuum.
CIPD, I know from living with the standards, have it right. There is a mix of relevant content areas, theory, experience and assessments. I'm looking forward to facilitating the future participants on CIPD qualifications because its been such fun being involved at the start of a new set of standards.
As a final thought on my first ever HR Zone post, here is a model that will not make it onto our programme content.