MHRE227D Practice: Continuing Professional Development - Part 2


Practice: Continuing Professional Development - Part 2 is the second of the three elements of the outside auditorium form Practice in MSc HRMD, which is an expression of the concept of continuing professional development and lifelong learning and complies with the requirements of CIPD and BHRMDA professional standards for human resource managers.

The purpose of Practice: Continuing professional development is to enhance the ability to integrate knowledge, to provide conditions for putting it into practice and provide an environment to share experience with practitioners through work on specific projects in specific organizations.

The practice covers three semesters of the program and is structured as coherent, logical units, with specific instructions to students, including the achievement of certain competencies, tasks and activities to complete.

Practice allows students to move towards her master's thesis.

Purposes of Practice: Continuing Professional Development - Part 2 are:

• To enable students to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the real conditions of HRM and the commitment to continuous professional development through systematic and regular review of personal development.

• To enable students to appreciate the nature of learning and self-development offered in the program and summarize them in a portfolio.

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Human Resources Management and Development (in English) Distance Learning


Asst. Prof. Mariya Ivanova, PhD

Course Description:


Successful students will:

1) know:

• the meaning and content of work portfolio;

• current trends in the use of different types of portfolio;

• the benefits of development and updating of operating portfolio and maintaining it in electronic format;

• international experience in this field.

2) be able to:

• use specific techniques: to diagnose learning needs;

• systematically manage their personal and professional development using appropriate strategies, frameworks and techniques.

• understand, explain and critically evaluate the possibilities of education - formal and informal work-related and personal perspectives.

• Identify needs for personal improvement or development

• to analyze the results of training and their impact on the performance of the work, to evaluate the effectiveness of trainings;

• diligently and accurately maintain systematic work portfolio.
Students should have knowledge and/ or skills in:

• English reading/ writing skills

• Computer skills (text-processing, worksheets, Internet and e-mail)

• Policy BHRMDA and CIPD for continuing professional development;

• The concept of portfolio for continuous professional development.


Types of Courses:
Practice, practicum

Language of teaching:


  1. WHAT WE ARE EXPECTED OF THE STUDENTS? To establish and maintain Combined Portfolio (academic and professional) Students in the Master program „Management and Development of Human Resources“ are required to keep everything they do in the course of their training in a special portfolio. The portfolio serves as evidence of active work during the training as a means of assessing students' competencies. The portfolio is a system that ensures: • Storing and accurate personal information; • The possibility of recording and reporting the results of the assessment and verification; • Identify and review the progress of the students. Provides an opportunity for: • Effective and transparent assessment of the lessons learned in the field of HRMD; • Assessment and recognition of competence as a professional; • Easy and systematic maintenance and updating of information. The portfolio has a hierarchical structure and is built on a modular basis, including thematic folders and various file types. The main sections of the portfolio are: • Reference information about standards and procedures; • Information for students; • working files for students - completed forms, reports, plans, documented or filmed evidence, descriptions of activities (storyboard), current assignments, teacher comments and evaluations solved cases and other materials from seminars or training, self-assessments and assessments of job done. Create a portfolio First step • Designation as a storage portfolio - electronic or traditional portfolio; • Preparation of working space to be positioned portfolio; • Create a folder structure and files subsections. Step Two • Defining the standards by which students have worked or work during their studies in a Master program "Management and Development of Human Resources" and proving their competence • Selecting the appropriate evidence and placing them in folders evidence through their distribution by types. This is where each TDZ, the attached comments and evaluations by the teacher; • Periodically fill in each section of the standard in the form .


• Банчева,Е., Иванова, М., “Учене и развитие чрез портфолио”, София: УМ-НБУ - учебник за магистърска програма УРЧР на НБУ-УМ, ISBN 978-954-535-452-6, 2006

• Ivanova, M. (2013) Guidelines for the development of a preliminary management report

• Armstrong, M. (2006). A Handbook of HRM Practice. 10th ed. London: Kogan Page.

• Marchington, M. and Wilkinson, A. (2002). People management and development. 2nd ed. London: CIPD.

• HRM Professional Standard -