The Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management Ghana (CIHRM), has graduated 322 Level-3 members, the highest in the history of the institute at a colorful graduation ceremony at the Academy of Arts and Sciences, Accra on Friday, 10th December, 2021.
In his welcome address, the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute, Dr. Ebenezer Agbettor expressed joy to witness the 13TH Graduation ceremony of men and women who have been inspired enough to not only dream but have been bold enough to also believe in their dreams and to take corresponding actions by pursuing the Institute’s Professional Certification Programme.
He said, this ceremony is very significant for them because it shows that year in and year out, they are growing as an institute since the inception of the PCP in 2002.
“The numbers who graduated today are 322 Associate members as against last year’s figure of 190 Associate members, showing an increase of 69%”, the CEO revealed. He charged the new graduands to step out and be a good ambassadors of the profession they have chosen, think strategic and use the tools and competencies acquired to distinguish themselves from the cowboys/girls in the HR industry.
The President of the Institute, Dr. Edward Kwapong encouraged the new graduands to target level 4 certification which clothes members with a chartered status.
Like Law, if you pass the LLB Exams and do not proceed to the Professional Level to be called to the Bar, then you are not there yet as a Lawyer. Work towards the achievement of Chartered status as quickly as possible, Dr. Kwapong admonished the graduands.
The CIHRM President said, several Public Service Institutions, State Owned Enterprises and even private sector institutions are insisting on recruiting persons with professional certification in Human Resource Management to fill their HR positions. Therefore, play an advocacy role in motivating non-qualified practitioners to seek to pursue the program to become certified.
Speaking on the theme: New Era of HRM Practice in Ghana and Beyond”, the Guest Speaker for the occasion, Mr. Francis B. Danyi, an incisive Human Resource Management and Development Practitioner, a Consultant and Leader with over 20 years experience, said, the new Era of HR professional must be resilient and willing to re-skill and up-skill and help others to embrace digital skills. He charged the new graduands to be good ambassadors of the Institute, provide united front to rekindle the HR practice in the country. He also advised HR practitioners in the country to keep data because data in this digital world is a new currency.