Welcome to our Branch website. The Branch Membership continues to grow and there are around 2,200 members living or working within Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes.
We hope you are able to find the information you need. If not, contact us and we will do our best to assist you.
We are able to offer our members a programme of CPD sessions aimed at promoting business networking with personal and professional development. These include useful case studies, good practice theory and skills development in areas of interest, as well as supporting those wishing to improve their Continuing Professional Development or upgrade their membership. Support for those studying CIPD qualifications is maintained through our close links with local education centres and through our annual Student Awards.
All of our events are organised through two geographical groups (Bedfordshire Group and Milton Keynes Group) together with our special interest groups Learning Matters and our Mentoring scheme. As members together with your guests, you are welcome to attend any of our advertised events. Please become a Mentor or Mentee to assist your career development.
The Branch has a LinkedIn group which has over 140 members. We would like to invite all our Branch CIPD members to join in to make the discussions meaningful and lively. We hope you will provide ideas for networks or CPD sessions which would assist you in your roles. Our Branch Policy Adviser has engaged members through her Policy e-mails which make a huge difference to the way we work.
These services could not be organised and maintained without the support of local members who have volunteered to serve on the Branch and Group committees. We actively encourage new volunteers to work with us on any aspect of CIPD life. Offers of support are always very welcome. As well as being fun, participation on the committee offers career development opportunities for individuals. All Committee roles are carried out by unpaid volunteers. We value the time people give to their roles. We continue to see the Branch go from strength to strength to provide a service which is fit for purpose and meets the needs of our members.
CIPD staff allocate people a Branch according to the mailing preference given when joining, but this can be changed at any time. Ring the CIPD membership team on 020 8612 6208. Keep an eye on the Branch quarterly newsletters. Please make sure you are being sent the two weekly Branch e-flyers (usually on Saturdays).
Don't forget to put the dates of the CPD sessions in your diaries once you are made aware of them, as I know you will want to attend. I will look forward in meeting many of you during these sessions.
If you would like to learn more about the work of the committee or have any suggestions for future events please contact us.
Chair, CIPD Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Branch