Atmajaya University Bags HRD Award for Its Certified HR Professionals (CHRP) Program from the ARTDO International

Jakarta -- July 2010.

The Executive Board of Asia Pacific Training & Development Organization (ARTDO) International has selected Atma Jaya University of Indonesia to be the recipients of the 2010 ARTDO Management and Human Resource Development Excellence Award.

The decision to confer the award for institutional category on Atma Jaya Catholic University was made during the Board’s annual meeting held at G-Hotel in Penang, Malaysia. Atma Jaya University was cited for launching a major training and development initiative to meet industry’s mounting demand for competent human resource professionals in Indonesia. Known as Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) Program, this pioneering enterprise is a vital component of the University’s continuing education thrust under the faculty of Law.

CHRP is an integrated competency-based program that delivers skills, knowledge and attitude needed to handle HR aspects in organization. It is clustered in three curricular blocks, i.e. Human Resource Development, Compensation and Benefits and Industrial Relations. The program consists of 31 modules and equal number of sessions with a duration of 120 minutes per session. Participants should pass at least 29 of the core modules and submit a well-researched paper to be eligible for CHRP certificates.

Since its launch in the middle of 2006 the program has produced 394 certified HR professionals. The number is expected to grow exponentially in the future. Participants come from large corporations and multi-nationals employing thousands of workers. These include Pertamina, Garuda, Unilever and Chevron.

CHRP is an exemplary model for other institutions to establish similar programs that link and match education products and industry needs. The CHRP Executive Board is composed of Anton S. Wahjosoedibjo, Program Advisor; Dr. Yanti Fristikawati, Dean of Faculty and Dr. Bambang Supriyanto, Program Director. The award will be formally presented to Atma Jaya during the opening ceremonies of the 37th ARTDO International Conference on July 27, 2010 at the Palace of the Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Source: HRD Focus, Volume 15, Number 7, February 2010, published by the ARTDO Asia-Pacific Human Resource Development Centre, No.4 Weld Quay, P.O. Box 230 10720 Penang, Malaysia, Phone 604 262 0028, Fax.. 604 262 0018]

See attached paper about the CHRP Program of the Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta, Indonesia, presented at the 35th ARTDO International Conference in Cairo, Egypt, November 2008.