Welcome to the first edition of the new e-newsletter for South East Thames branch. We hope you enjoy reading 'In the Loop' on-line. The quarterly e-newsletter will enable us to manage our communications with you more efficiently. All CIPD members are now receiving their branch newsletters on-line as part of the overall CIPD plan to improve communications in the most cost-effective way possible. South East Thames branch organises activities and events throughout the year, so take a look at our website and see what we are planning. Contact details for our branch committee members are also posted there. And remember, we are always looking for volunteers to help run these activities, so if you want to develop your skills and build your professional network, get involved today.
Simon MorganNewsletter Editor
A very warm welcome to our first e-newsletter!
During the summer break your Committee has been working hard to put together our first formal Business Plan.
We have less to spend this year so our focus has been on keeping costs down whilst still providing you with the range of top quality events and face to face networking opportunities that you’re used to.
Please continue to let us know how we’re doing and share any ideas with us on how we can ensure you keep IN THE LOOP. We may be changing the way we communicate with you but as ever, our aim is to provide you with PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ON YOUR WAVELENGTH AND ON YOUR DOORSTEP.
Enjoy the rest of the summerSarah Harvie
We have arranged a number of events with some details still to be finalised. Start times are 6.30pm for 7pm unless otherwise stated and a buffet is provided.
Make a note:
Thursday 24 September Greenwich Novotel: Andrea Perry (consultant, writer, psychotherapist, broadcaster) on OVERCOMING PROCRASTINATION
Wednesday 4 November Standard Chartered Bank Moorgate:John Beadle (Vice President Reward, CIPD) on CHANGES IN THINKING AND REWARD IN BANKING.
Wednesday 2 December Greenwich: David Kearns (MD, Expert Investigations) on USING SURVEILLANCE AND INVESTIGATIONS IN EMPLOYMENT + our Christmas Social
To be confirmed:
Wednesday 27 January 2010 University of Greenwich: Jackie Orme (CIPD Chief Executive)
February 2010 Mock Employment Tribunal
March 2010 Employment Law update
May 2010 AGM with our Olympic Theme
June 2010 Summer Social / Question Time
You can keep an eye on what we’re offering by taking a regular look at the Branch website. We hope you’ll join us soon at an event near you.
Here you can view and book for our upcoming events
The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition is fast approaching and for the first time is being held in Manchester.
We are giving away a one-day ticket to a student in the South East Thames area which can be used on Wednesday 18 November. You will be responsible for arranging your own transport and accommodation although the Branch will cover costs up to a maximum of £200. To be eligible to enter you must be a current CIPD student, whether full time, part time or distance learning. All you have to do for a chance to win this fantastic prize is email Kate Lee by 30 September. The lucky winning name will be picked at random within one week of the closing date. Good luck! Find out more about Manchester 2009