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Evidence-based practice

Get to the heart of evidence-based practice and learn to assess the types of evidence that best inform your professional judgements.

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Perfect for:

HR generalists
HR managers
L&D managers
People Managers

You’ll learn how to:

  • explain why we need to be evidence-based in our professional lives
  • explain what evidence-based practice is and what counts as evidence
  • outline the steps involved in making evidence-based decisions.

About this course

Course length: 60-90 minutes

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: Professionals at all levels who want to adopt a critical mindset and make effective, evidence-based decisions.

This course is included as part of the Core Learning Subscription.

What you can expect from this evidence-based practice couse

This course explains evidence-based practice and the recognised types of evidence, including behavioural science, people analytics and practitioner expertise. You’ll learn about the risks of using fads and biases to inform decision-making and will develop a firm understanding of what organisations, and the people profession can gain from being genuinely evidence-based. This programme outlines the practical steps that lead to evidence-based decision-making, allowing you to embed learning in your role.

What you’ll need to do on this evidence-based practice couse ​

This bite-sized evidence-based training consists of written, video and interactive content. You can work through the content at your own pace. At the end, you can test your understanding with a brief knowledge check. This is not a formal assessment; you can repeat it several times to help reinforce your learning.

What you’ll get on this evidence-based practice couse ​

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • critically appraise the available evidence to make evidence-based decisions
  • set a vision for being consistently evidence-based.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

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