Welcome to our branch area

Welcome to our branch where we bring HR and learning and development professionals in Lancashire together to network, contribute their views, and share best practice. With over 3,000 local members, volunteers and stakeholders, we’re uniquely placed as Lancashire’s experts in HR and learning and development policies and practice.

We work with employers, other professional bodies, and local and national government, but keep our members at the heart of everything we do. Our branch events are an excellent opportunity to listen to our members' viewpoints and hear about the professional challenges we all face.

As a branch we aim to champion better workplaces and more fulfilling working experiences.

I have been working as an HR professional for nearly two decades and during this time have developed a keen interest in transformational change and employee relations. I am passionate about mental wellbeing for both adults and young people and am a qualified mental health first aider and youth mental health first aid instructor, so you can expect to see wellbeing themes explored in our branch activities.

Joining in our branch events will contribute to your continuing professional development as will joining our branch committee, and you can read more about how to do both below. I hope to see you at a Lancashire branch event soon.

Victoria McLean, Chartered MCIPD
Branch Chair

Learn about our branch

As the voice of the CIPD in Lancashire we aim to;

  • Act as a voice for HR and L&D professionals in Lancashire
    We’re here to share local experience and expertise in HR and learning and development.

  • Develop useful networks
    Our extensive network of volunteers, stakeholders and members allows individuals and organisations to grow and develop their skills, contacts, and ideas.

  • Build stakeholder partnerships
    We encourage the development of better Lancashire workplaces and more fulfilling working lives for people in Lancashire. We work to strengthen the HR capabilities of businesses and other organisations.

  • Engage with policy makers
    We’re always at the heart of the conversation when it comes to talking about the policy agenda, regional issues, and the CIPD’s vision for better work.

  • Organise events
    We organise learning events and talks to help your professional development, network with your peers and gain valuable knowledge and insights.

  • Create an HR and L&D community
    Our branch builds a community for HR and L&D professionals in Lancashire, encouraging the sharing of learning and expertise. We train professionals at all levels of their careers, giving them the capabilities they and the market need.

Get involved

Our branch is run by a committee of Lancashire-based CIPD members. Sometimes we look for more volunteers to join the committee to continue to take the branch forward, raise our profile and help deliver a diverse range of events for our members. If you're interested in finding out more, the best place to start is by coming along to one of our events where you can speak with one of our committee members. There will either be opportunities available immediately, or we may contact you when a role becomes available that matches your skills.

You are welcome to contact the branch with your suggestions, ideas for events or networks and topics you would like to see us cover or to contribute your time and expertise by speaking at a branch event.

Upcoming events

Stay connected

Please follow us on Twitter or join our LinkedIn group and don’t forget to sign up for our regular branch newsletter for our news, events and tips.

CIPD North and Northern Area Partnership

CIPD North are building a network of members, volunteers and stakeholders to develop the profession, build our policy relevance and reach, and establish the voice of CIPD North. We are also a part of a longstanding voluntary partnership of the ten northern England branches covering between them an area from the Scottish border down to Cheshire in the West and South Yorkshire in the East and providing services to around 24,000 members.

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