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Our purpose and vision

Our purpose is to champion better work and working lives by improving practices in people and organisation development, for the benefit of individuals, businesses, economies and society

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Our Royal Charter

The CIPD is incorporated under Royal Charter and the only professional body in the world that can confer individual Chartered status on HR and L&D professionals

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Our governance

Our governance procedures ensure that the charitable purpose and powers prescribed by our Charter and Bye-laws are underpinned by appropriate compliance.

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Our history

The world of work has changed considerably since we were first founded more than a hundred years ago, and so has the role of HR and L&D.

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