CIPM President Jayantha Amarasinghe (centre) together with ILO office Country Director Simrin Singh, World Health Organization Acting Country Representative to Sri Lanka Dr. Olivia Nieveras, and other dignitaries
CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management introduced two new specialised diploma courses in HR to the market at a ceremony held at the CIPM Auditorium, ‘HR House’ in Colombo 5 recently.
The two new specialised HR courses that were launched were the Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and the Diploma in Industrial Relations and Employment Law. These two diploma courses will help HR professionals to further specialise and hone their practical HR skills. Specialisation adds significant value to HR professionals and students in the local and international market and will also be important in the context of the demand that will be created for HR professionals in the future.
CIPM President Jayantha Amarasinghe, CIPM Council Members, CIPM faculty, staff, and special invitees together with Chief Guest ILO office Country Director Simrin Singh and Acting World Health Organization Country Representative to Sri Lanka Dr. Olivia Nieveras were present at the launching
“As the President of the leading HR professional body in Sri Lanka, I am proud that we have been consistently delivering key results to the HR fraternity and the country in line with our corporate objectives. These specialised courses that we are launching today too are in response to a market requirement which has been thoroughly reviewed by our highly committed standing committee for Professional and Academic Affairs led by its chairman Neil Bogahalanda supported by Dr. Palipane and Prof. Sarveswaran,” said CIPM Sri Lanka President Jayantha Amarasinghe.
“The course directors have structured the courses with the most appropriate curricula which address the market requirement. We will continuously engage with the market and the industry to understand what we can offer in pursuit of a much-needed human sustainable growth structure,” he added.
“The two courses are the need of the day for the issue of the day and are critical in moving forward while addressing the whole new dimension of psychosocial wellbeing brought about by the global pandemic and the new normal where the world of work is upside down,” said Chief Guest Simrin Singh, while congratulating CIPM for selecting the best resources and course directors.
“The mental health and wellbeing of people are critical at this juncture. It is appreciated that education courses covering these aspects are being introduced by CIPM to uplift the knowledge and competencies of HR professionals to solve the issue from an HR dimension. The ILO is having discussions with the Government on these same lines. HR professionals should enroll in these courses and be the change-makers,” she added.
Prof. A. Sarveswaran, Leader of the Syllabus Development Committee – Diploma in Industrial Relations and Employment Law and Dr. Wajira Palipane, Leader of the Syllabus Development Committee – Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health were also felicitated at the launch ceremony appreciating their commitment and key role in designing and developing the courses and the curricula.