Jun 20, 2012

For HR professionals' continuing development

Guest post: This is a guest post by Ganesh Chella, founder of totus HR school, with whom I will soon with associated. I requested Ganesh to introduce the purpose and vision of the school with my readers. You can explore more at the totus HR School website.

What does totus HR School do?

totus HR School promotes continuing professional development for HR professionals so they can contribute with competence and pride in the ever changing world of work.

What does totus HR School offer?

totus HR School offers to its members, amazing professional development opportunities including:
• Application focused courses
• Mentoring support
• One-on-one learning application support
• Webinars led by practitioners
• Subscription to totus HR School’s thought leadership journal
• Access to a community of learners

How will this benefit its members?

This will help members to
• Understand where they stand in their profession
• Pursue their continuing professional development
• Enhance their professional stature

Why continuing professional development?

The HR profession has experienced enormous evolution, identity transformation and self-critique.

HR professionals have had to support the business needs of scale and rapid growth.

In the process, HR professionals have had to work with radically changing business models, values and philosophies as well as socio-cultural shifts and resultant psychological deficits among employees.

The challenge for HR professionals of today and tomorrow is to meet the needs and expectations of business keeping in mind the interest of employees.

To deal with these professional challenges and constantly reinvent themselves, HR professionals need access to some very high quality, holistic and comprehensive continuing professional development support.

With access to continuing professional development support, HR professionals will be able to find answers to critical questions like:
- What is the specialist body of knowledge for my profession?
- How do I demonstrate value & make a strategic impact?
- What are the professional values and standards that I should abide by?
- How do I partner with business in an empathetic yet assertive manner?
- Where do I turn to for my professional development?

The totus HR School credo

What gives life to the HR profession is humanness – its work with real people, their performance, potential, needs, motives and aspirations. This shapes its values, represents its know-how and in many ways is its professional foundation.

totus HR school is therefore deeply committed to retaining the focus on humanness in all its endeavours.

Its offerings will pay attention to the scientific origins of psychology and sociology and also emphasise the development of critical human facilitation skills.

The totus HR School competency model for professional development

All totus HR School offerings are based on the totus HR School competency model
for professional development.

A comprehensive range of courses

totus HR School offers a comprehensive range of courses that have been designed to enhance the competencies that are critical to achieve mastery in each of the three professional development stages. These courses focus on:
• Business & Functional competencies
• Leadership skills and competencies
• Professional skills

Clearly defined application requirements

totus HR School has established a range of workplace application requirements for each stage of mastery. Completing the application work enables members to gain a full appreciation (knowledge, skills and competencies) and gain full mastery of the stage.

Access to powerful developmental relationships

As soon as members enroll, they will have access to a mentor to help them arrive at their professional development plan.

Thereafter, members will continue to enjoy access to a mentor interaction once in a year as a part of the annual membership.

Mentoring will also be offered as one of the developmental experiences for participants when they enroll for a full stage. This mentoring support will last for four sessions over a six to seven month period.

Ability to learn at one’s pace, maintain continuity and move from courses to full qualifications

Members can learn at their own pace and get recognised for every step they take forward:

Member participants can participate in one or more stage-specific individual courses and receive a “Certificate of Appreciation”.

Member participants can complete all courses relevant to a development stage and receive a “Certificate of Proficiency”.

Member participants can complete all prescribed courses and application work relevant to a stage of mastery and be awarded a “Certificate of Mastery”.

An outstanding team of Executive Directors, Course Directors and HR mentors have come together to shape the vision and offerings of the school.

Contact details
Email: membersupport@totushrschool.

Website: www.totushrschool.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totushrschool 

Mailing Address:
totus HR School No. 43, Bazullah Road, T. Nagar Chennai - 600 017
Phone: 91-44-28150690 / 28150691 Fax: 91-44-4202 4154