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Insights focused

Ensure robust, reliable decisions by learning to use evidence and insights in your decision-making process.

Introductory Programme

Free for core learning subscribers

Access to the CIPD Learning Hub

€529.00 exc. VAT

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Evidence based

Perfect for:

HR managers
L&D managers
People Managers

You’ll learn how to:

  • make evidence-based decisions
  • ask the right type of questions
  • determine the quality and relevance of evidence.

About this course

Course length: Four and a half hours

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: All people professionals, at all stages.


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

Topics covered

  • how to ask the right questions
  • acquiring evidence
  • appraising the evidence
  • aggregating ideas
  • applying ideas and assessing results.

What to expect from this ‘insights focused’ course

The course is aligned with The Profession Map's eight core behaviours. Learn more about these behaviours here.

You’ll explore your role in developing insights and then focus on creating solutions based on these insights. You’ll learn how to ask the right questions, determine the quality and relevance of evidence and identify the cause of a situation so you can make evidence-based decisions.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This course has six lessons, which you can access online at a time that suits you. You can work through the lessons at your own pace and in the order you choose. Each lesson is 30-45 minutes long and includes reflective and community activities to help you embed your learning.

What you’ll get on this course

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 ‘insights focused’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • take a disciplined and open-minded approach to understanding and defining organisational issues and their root causes
  • acquire multiple sources of evidence to test assumptions and ideas
  • analyse and evaluate evidence to create insight and identify sources of bias
  • develop and improve the quality of ideas and proposals
  • review evidence and ideas to identify themes and connections and gain insight into the issue and its broader implications.

Team bookings

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

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.