Welcome to our branch area
Thank you for visiting the Gloucestershire branch page. A very warm welcome to you all. Although Gloucestershire is one of the smaller branches in the CIPD network, we are very proud that it is one of the most active. We have over 1,600 members across Gloucestershire and are growing year on year.
We co-chair your local branch committee and aim to continue to grow the influence of the CIPD across the county. In addition, we are proud to deliver an extensive programme of events aimed at people professionals and those in allied professional roles at all stages of their careers, and across the whole spectrum of HR and L&D. We work hard to ensure that the events we run are topical, interesting and informative and welcome suggestions from our members for issues to cover. We also welcome offers from members and others to come and speak to our community on subjects of interest.
We look forward to welcoming you to one of our events soon.
Kate Tripp, Chartered FCIPD and Chris Hickey, Chartered MCIPD
Learn about our branch
The branch offers a range of special interest groups (or SIGs), CPD support and membership progression support to assist you with continuous development in your professional career, as well as the opportunity to network with other professionals.
All those involved in the branch are volunteers who readily give up their own time to represent the CIPD locally. Their dedication and commitment helps make the branch so successful, so we would like to take this opportunity to thank them on your behalf.
One of the best ways to truly benefit from your membership investment is to be involved in branch events. You’ll be able to network and meet lots of new and like-minded people that are genuinely interested in, and passionate about HR and L&D.
We want to see the branch continue to stretch the standard for people management in Gloucestershire.
As a branch, we are committed to creating more opportunities for membership involvement, engaging with employers and other professional institutes locally on the back of national CIPD initiatives, giving you the events that you want and ensuring value for money.
We also represent local issues and interests in response to CIPD planning and government consultations, thus giving Gloucestershire members a direct influence on both how our institute develops and on wider public policy.
This means listening to your needs and responding to them. After all, this is YOUR branch, and our single focus is to serve you. Please let us know what we can focus on to support you more, and if you are interested in volunteering on our branch committee.
Membership and CPD
The branch actively supports members through the upgrading process, running regular Upgrading events as well as offering advice on the process through our Membership Advisers.
The Alan Murgatroyd Memorial fund was set up to commemorate the life of a very active CIPD member who was a key driver in developing the Gloucestershire branch. Alan also taught on CIPD programmes and his major interest was that of students, their progression, their successes and their involvement in their professional body. In this respect the fund aims to continue the support that Alan personally provided to students during his life.
The committee makes an annual decision about how to make a financial contribution to promoting CIPD studies in the county. In the past we have contributed small sums towards study costs, have funded membership fees or assisted with alleviating cases of hardship. We usually make a decision each Autumn about the year's focus.
Special interest groups
The Gloucestershire branch runs three special interest groups (SIGs).
Events are at the core of engaging with our membership 'face-to-face' either virtually or in person when possible. Non-virtual events will be hosted in a variety of venues throughout the county, at varying times of the day to cater for the needs of the membership, as soon as we are able to.
The branch holds a series of events throughout the year, ranging from focused one-hour sessions on employment law 'hot topics' to practical skills development for training practitioners. We aim to offer a programme that appeals to the broad range of interests across HR and L&D throughout Gloucestershire.
Details of all events are listed in the newsletter and on our events page, where you can register to attend.
Thu, 20 January 2022 11:00 - 12:00
Informal, regular drop-in sessions for people to meet, connect, communicate, collaborate and network with like-minded HR professionals.
Thu, 27 January 2022 14:00 - 15:30
This event, for Independent professionals, explores how to make a client relationship work and the key ‘pain points’ from both perspectives.
Wed, 09 February 2022 16:30 - 18:30
Background and discussion about the CIPD Profession Map and how it can impact on career choices.
Mon, 28 February 2022 17:30 - 19:30
How HR professionals and coaches can say less and ask more to increase our effectiveness when engaging with employees, colleagues & clients.
We circulate a newsletter for all our members four times a year and regular mailings about upcoming events by email. If you are not receiving the CIPD Gloucestershire newsletters, please check that your details are up to date here in the CIPD website in My Profile.