What we do
The scope of any HR & OD professionals work is very broad. So to maximise our contribution to the community, we focus on 4 core objectives. We:
Purposeful and good work is a huge driver for our community. Delivering that across public services is driven by good and effective policy. The impact of good policy can be inspiring, empowering and profoundly impactful – changing lives for the better. Poor or confusing policy is a distraction no organisation can afford. So, we both respond to consultations and work with a range of organisations to ensure that we proactively raise workforce issues that we know will be important in the short, medium and long term.
We contribute PPMA wide responses to government consultations and we also release statements on workforce matters. You can find out more about the range of our policy work here.
We invest in our community through our Let’s Talk: You talent offer. We’ve dedicated huge amounts of time over the years to developing aspiring, thriving and flourishing professionals at all stages in their careers. We are enormously proud of what we do here and proud of all of our amazing graduates. Our programmes are being CPD certified. You can find out more here.
- Develop thought leadership
Our Let’s Talk: Strategic themes drive our thought leadership and research programme. Including Let’s Talk: You, we focus on 8 themes. These themes are structured to be both future proof but flexible enough to accommodate new thinking and practice. So, for example one of our themes is Let’s Talk: Leadership. We expect that Leadership will be important to our community in the longer term, but it will also be the case that we will see refinements in existing theories and some new ones developing too. The passage of time helps us capture and assess a range of evidence that will further help us deliver HR & OD work that delivers sustainable and measurable outcomes.
You can learn much more about our Let’s Talk: themes here.
- Sustain and nourish professional networks
We run national and regional events. Our Annual Conference and PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards are our marquee events. But our regional networks are the backbone of our thriving national community. Working together, our Region and Strategic Theme leads provoke, encourage, challenge, share and inspire our HR & OD membership community. The networks have supported colleagues throughout their professional lives in public services. And just as importantly, these networks have created friendships that are equally as inspiring and empowering. In some ways providing the platform to create these wonderful friendships is as important as our professional work. And we’re proud of that.
You can find out more about our Regions here.