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).
To champion better work and working lives by improving practices in people and organisation development for the benefit of individuals, businesses, economies and society.
Our work to champion better work and working lives is driven by four core values: purposeful, agile, collaborative and expert.
Read our Annual Review to learn about our work, our successes and our achievements over the last year. Also includes our Financial Review and the summarised Trustees' Report.
Discover who’s who at the CIPD. View the latest organisational charts and profiles for our Executive team and Board.
Get an overview of our aims, find out about our Royal Charter and download our Code of Professional Conduct.
It is essential that sustainable development and environmental management are at the core of all activities at the CIPD. The CIPD endeavours to be a major contributor to society’s efforts to achieve sustainability.
We have a select number of opportunities available for organisations who wish to align their brand with us.