Hereford and Worcester Branch

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Welcome to the Hereford and Worcester Branch

We are an active, friendly branch with around 1500 members across the two counties. We hold regular, monthly meetings on a variety of HR topics, to which all members and their guests are welcome.

Our full events and activities programme is available here and a printed copy of the programme is distributed to all members at the start of the calendar year. We recommend you keep hold of a copy of the programme for each period to make sure you don't miss anything from our exciting range of events.

In the meantime you can visit our events listings for basic details of forthcoming meetings. This section will be updated on a regular basis, so make sure you check back to keep right up-to-date.

To find out more about the branch and how you can get involved, see the 'About Us' section below. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our events soon.

Welcome from the Chair

My name is Tracy Arlott and I am the Branch Chair. I have been a member of the H&W Branch team since 2006 and to date have undertaken Events Co-ordinator, Secretary, Rep to Council and Vice Chair roles. My background has predominantly been in the public sector; working for the NHS, and currently for Worcestershire County Council. I am a HR Manager, Coaching Practitioner and Trainer.

We have a committed, enthusiastic and inventive Branch team, who as I'm sure you know, are all volunteers that work very hard to fly the CIPD flag!

Like all branches, we are always looking for volunteers to help run the Branch and optimise what we can offer to our local members, so if you want to develop your skills and build your professional network, not to mention enhance your CPD, please get in touch.

I am very proud to undertake the role of Chair – please keep coming to events, keep giving us feedback, join in if you can and help us to deliver the best local professional support to all of you!

Tracey Arlott
Branch Chair

Our events

Hereford and Worcester CIPD run a lively, inter-active programme of events and aim to provide something for everyone. Full details of our regular evening meetings can be found on the events listing page. The meetings are a great way to network and update your professional knowledge - and of course they also contribute towards your CPD. Recent topics have included Engagement in the Workplace, Mindfulness and Leading Change and we offer regular opportunities to brush up on the all-important area of employment legislation.

All evening events are free of charge to members - although we do appreciate it if you could book beforehand via the Events link.

Get involved

We are always looking for new people to join our Branch Team and get involved in the running of the branch. People of all levels of experience are welcome - it's enthusiasm and ideas that count. Meetings are held at The Swan in Whittington (just off the M5 at Junction 7) between 18.30 and 20.30. If you would like to join the group and receive regular reminders about meetings, please contact us.


Hereford and Worcester Branch


Midlands Annual Event

Building Workplaces for the Future - this full day event will offer a range of workshops for you to choose from, an exhibition and the chance to network with HR and L&D professionals from across the Midlands region.

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