About us

Championing better work and working lives


We’re the CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development. We are the voice of a worldwide community of more than 135,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives. 

We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. Through our expertise and research we provide a valuable point of view on the rapidly changing world of work. And for our members we’re the career partner of choice, setting professional standards and providing the expertise to drive the HR and L&D professions forward.

We’re independent and not-for-profit and hold a highly respected Royal Charter. We exist to make work and working lives better. And at a time of unprecedented change we have the vision, the agility and the strength to make a real difference for our members, for businesses, for the economy and for all working people.

We have links with over 100 similar institutions and associations across the world and are active members of:

World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA)
European Association for People Management (EAPM)
International Federation of Training and Development Organisations (IFTDO).