In common with most other CIPD branches, this part of the CIPD is run by volunteer members for other Branch members. So how are we doing it, and how can you benefit from what is available?
Your membership of this Branch is one of the benefits of your Annual Subscription. How can you make the most of it? First, by attending events and keeping up-to-date as part of your professional development. Second, by networking with your fellow professionals at our events – this could help you to find a way of resolving a problem, help you to recruit a new member of staff, or help you to find your own next new job. Our mission is to help you to develop your career, and our volunteers will be pleased to offer advice on how you can upgrade your CIPD membership.
And you could do more. You could ask one of us to help with your mentoring. You could make suggestions for events and, better still, help to plan and run them. You could offer your help as a mentor to another CIPD Member.
All these things will be interesting and rewarding, and could be added to your CV to help you to develop your career in directions that you find satisfying and rewarding.
Branch Committee members share the view that professional people should have opportunities to keep up to date and to network with their colleagues. And we enjoy learning about topics ranging from ‘Employment Law Updates’ to ‘flipped classrooms’ and ‘restoring the peace’. Our presenters range from local experts with national reputations to international consultants. Do join us - we look forward to welcoming you to one of our events soon.
Chair, CIPD Essex and Ipswich