A warm welcome to the Birmingham CIPD Branch area. The primary purpose of our Branch is to promote and champion the objects of the CIPD Institute and to act as a channel to ensure that local CIPD members are given opportunities to network with colleagues, continue with their professional development and remain up to date with evolving HR issues.
We are an active branch with approximately 2,500 members. We believe you can benefit most from your membership by being actively involved with the Branch activities. This may be through attending events, contributing to our newsletters, participating in our on line discussions or by joining our Branch Committee if you would like to have a direct involvement in running the Branch. Whatever level of involvement you are able to have, we have no doubt you will find it both valuable and enjoyable.
As ever, the Branch Committee is working hard to continue to provide a diverse and comprehensive schedule of free and paid events for Members, enabling us all to share the benefit and expertise of a range of high profile speakers and leaders in our profession. Our full events programme is available here. This section is updated on a regular basis so please do check regularly and keep up to date with changes and additions.
We are keen to ensure that our Branch programme remains up to date and relevant to you. Please do keep in touch with either myself or any of the Committee Members – all our details can be found in the About us section below – and let us have your comments about any past events and even better, suggestions for future events.
We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you.
The branch committee is run by volunteer members who are elected each year at the Annual Meeting in May. If you are interested in learning more about our branch activities or would like to get more involved please do get in touch.
Birmingham branch is one of the larger CIPD branches with a membership of around 2500. Of these 218 are Chartered Fellows or Companions and 620 are Chartered members.
Would you like to get involved as a Branch Committee Member?
Your CIPD Branch needs you.
We are looking for volunteers to join the Birmingham Branch Committee to continue to take the Branch forward, to raise our profile locally and help deliver a diverse range of events for our members.
If you are interested in finding our more, come along to one of our events and speak with one of our committee members. There will either be opportunities available immediately, or we may ask you to join our waiting list so that we can contact you when a role becomes available that matches your skills. Either way, we will ask you to complete a short application form so that we can find out more about you and the skills you have to offer.
The branch runs a local mentoring scheme for CIPD members and is looking for new mentors and mentees to take part.
Whether you would like to increase your skills by mentoring a HR student or professional, or whether you wish to benefit from the skills and expertise of being mentored by peer or senior HR professional, we can provide the forum, support and guidance for this to happen. For more information please see our overview document or fill in an application form.
We are also a part of the Midlands Area Partnership (MAP), a regional group of eight branches in the Midlands area which combine to cover 15,000 CIPD members. The group aims to promote the CIPD purpose throughout the Midlands region by sharing best practice, improving links between the individual branches and providing networking opportunities for all our members.