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Samuel Okonkwo – Talent and Policy Analyst, Shell

A Level 5 HR Online programme helped Samuel boost his professional proficiency.

In Short

Without a doubt, I would gladly recommend DPG to others. It is rare to see such a learning organisation that treats the learning needs of its participants not just as a collective unit but on an individual basis. The learning experience is rich and diverse, while the personal facilitators will always ensure you are never in the dark when you require help.

Why did you choose DPG?

Finding the right vehicle to achieving a CIPD certification was a challenge for me as there were a few options in Nigeria. My dilemma was solved when a colleague who just concluded the programme earlier in 2016 referred me to DPG. Though she had high praise about the quality of DPG, I was mostly persuaded to go with DPG as I saw the remarkable impact of the programme in her day to day delivery. My choice for DPG was also motivated by the relative cost, friendliness and the flexibility in payment plans of the programme.

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What were your goals of starting the programme?

I have always had it as a goal in 2016 to enrol in a CIPD certification to boost my professional proficiency. With about three years of core HR experience in a multinational, I thought the timing was perfect to build some credibility by obtaining a certification and also by learning more about the HR practices through an educational lens.

I also felt that in an increasingly competitive global HR field, what one knows might not always be enough. There was a need to build a global network through this kind of programme which can always come in useful in career opportunities in the future, sharing learning and best practice across the board.

How did the programme help?

The DPG Level 5 Online programme has been a game-changer in my HR career development so far. The learning modules, the webinars and ever ready personal facilitators has enhanced my understanding of the HR function and the fundamentals required to succeed in this field.

The programme has also broadened my knowledge on the importance of creating and maintaining a personal CPD record as a compass for measuring career growth and development. In addition, the diversity in the class participants has enriched the quality of discussions at learning webinars and enhanced my professional base.

What would you say to anyone thinking of doing a programme with DPG?

Without a doubt, I would gladly recommend DPG to others. It is rare to see such a learning organization that treats the learning needs of its participants not just as a collective unit but on an individual basis. The learning experience is rich and diverse, while the personal facilitators will always ensure you are never in the dark when you require help.