This is an exciting year for the Central London Branch as it is the first year of “CIPD London” – a local branch partnership:
This is a partnership of all seven existing London branches. In terms of our events, members will not notice any changes; we will continue to put on the same number of free events in central London. CIPD London aims to champion the CIPD’s overall purpose (which is ‘to champion better work and working lives’) by ensuring a more unified and amplified voice for London. Our first event as a group is the CIPD London Centenary Dinner and Conference to celebrate 100 years of the CIPD on 18th & 19th September at City Hall. We plan to continue increasing our local impact by connecting with the education sector and with SMEs and by sharing ideas between branches.
The Central London branch is made up of over 7000 members and so we are well placed to assist the CIPD’s Inspiring the Future project which tackles the critical issue of youth unemployment. We perhaps take for granted the skills we have that we could share with others. If you’d like to volunteer at a secondary school to help students with their CVs, interviews and help them prepare for the world of work, please visit this page for more information.
We have a core of dedicated volunteers helping to organise the CPD events we put on in central London and it’s down to their commitment that we can help you develop as HR professionals. As always, please do get in touch with any ideas you may have for events. We are also always looking for people (of all levels of experience) to volunteer as mentors for our mentoring scheme so if you would like to be one please get in touch via email with our Regional Branch Co-ordinator: Monika Michalikova.
The year ahead is filled with exciting opportunities for the branch and the autumn / winter events are upon us already. We have a superb programme lined up for the comings months. Remember that as part of CIPD London you can now access all the London branch events going on across the capital:
I look forward to seeing you at some of the events.
Central London Branch Chair
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