Human resources professionals honoured

International experts in human resources management will be leading a free one-day conference in George Town on Monday, 10 September, during which local human resources professionals will also be honoured.

Students who successfully completed their CIPD Professional Certificate in Human Resource Practice will be honoured in front of visitors, including the president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, the president and chief executive officer of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, as well as employers and mentors.

The conference is a celebration of the University of Portsmouth’s 12 years of working with human resources specialists in the Cayman Islands to help advance their knowledge, skills and careers.

It is also a major networking event for new and former graduates, with more than 100 human resources professionals from the Cayman Islands having gained their professional qualifications from the University of Portsmouth.

Speakers at the conference include Professor Charlotte Rayner, an international expert in workplace bullying who advises governments, trade unions and human resources professionals; Liza Howe-Walsh, an expert in international human resource management and leadership; and Gary Rees, a leading expert in change management and human resources. All three are from Portsmouth Business School in the United Kingdom.

Cayman Islands Society of Human Resources Professionals President Samantha Nehra said: “CISHRP is committed to assisting its members and the wider community in engaging in continuous professional development, both locally and internationally. The University of Portsmouth’s CIPD accredited programmes offer a wide range of options and we are excited to be able to connect our membership to this opportunity.”

The University of Portsmouth has a legacy of more than 30 years as a society centre of excellence and has developed thousands of students through to Chartered Membership and Fellowship of the society, putting them head and shoulders above the competition in the job market.

Portsmouth Business School’s next master’s programme for human resources specialists begins in Grand Cayman in October, and the next Professional Certificate in Human Resource Practice is planned to start in February.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is the world’s largest chartered human resources and development professional body, with more than 135,000 members worldwide.

To find out more about the event, or to register, contact Graham Wood, Certificate in HR Practice International Adviser, at 925-0277.

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