Welcome to the Summer edition of our e-newsletter. We have had some very successful events recently that I do hope you attended and enjoyed. In celebration of the CIPD Centenary Year we had Paul McGee, The SUMO Guy, provide a highly entertaining and inspiring session prior to our Annual Meeting on 6 June. Our Annual Meeting then gave us the opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved over the last year and my full report is available on our website . On 19 June we once again welcomed our panel of Ministers for the CIPD Ministers Question Time. This was another successful event which led to good, healthy discussion on progress on key priorities from the States of Jersey Strategic Plan. We welcomed a packed audience of almost 100 professionals who represented not just CIPD members, but IOD, CMI, Chamber of Commerce and key members of the local business community. This kind of event demonstrates the ability of the Jersey Group to engage and operate strategically and recognise the importance of contributing to discussions which impact on local business, the workplace and the work force and how that contribution can help influence the implement change. We are now delighted to be kicking off a new year with a new committee, some of whom have stayed with us and some new members. Our business plan is now available to view on our website. As always we look forward to welcoming you to our events. Lorna Pestana, Chair
As part of our Centenary Year celebrations we were delighted to launch our Student Bursary Scheme at our Annual Meeting in June. This scheme supports the CIPD principles of encouraging people to achieve vocational qualifications within the Human Resources profession. Subject to meeting the criteria the CIPD Jersey Group will fully support a CIPD Foundation qualification to support the growth in local HR knowledge and skills. The successful student will study this course with a local provider of their choice, thus allowing the student to choose a route that suits them, and their membership will also be funded for the year of study. In return the student will be required to provide the Group with updates of their progress and also to assist in promoting the CIPD locally. Although the closing date has now passed, details can be found on the CIPD Jersey website.
Careers Fair Once again this year the CIPD Jersey Group took the opportunity to promote CIPD and the HR profession locally by having a stand at the Careers Fair held at the Radisson Hotel on the 10 July. This stand was manned by CIPD members who provided information and support to those looking to enter HR or were possibly looking for a change of career.
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Attention all recent CIPD Graduates You will need to update your CIPD membership or you may lose your status. Our lunchtime membership upgrade event will be held on the 4th September and will give you all the details of what you need to do to upgrade your membership. Please make every effort to attend this session which is designed with you in mind. Full details and bookings will be available shortly on the website.