Welcome from the Chair
Welcome to the Lincolnshire CIPD Branch website.
The Branch aim is to promote the CIPD, acting as a conduit between local and national forums and support members to continue their professional development journey. The Branch Committee meet bi-monthly and have an annual programme of events that enable members to access good quality and timely HR updates. These events also promote professional networking, learning from others across all sectors and generally ‘sharing the load’.
In Lincolnshire we have approximately 1400 registered members, many of whom struggle to keep pace with HR developments, their ever increasing inboxes, and time required to attend essential training. The committee would like to demonstrate that by joining together we are able to identify what members really need to address their professional challenges by sharing valuable intelligence and providing peer support. This also includes offering special interest events; timely communications; assistance with professional upgrades, and general support through branch activities.
As we move into our second year, the branch has engaged with our members and it is clear the members value the local events very highly. The latest event to be offered during October was on ‘Workplace Culture’ and supported by Lynchpin Solutions. At the event the speakers offered Lincolnshire CIPD members the opportunity to access a free bespoke workshop for up to 25 people on UGRs (Unwritten Ground Rules) before the end of January 2017 (contact lynchpinsolutions.co.uk directly to access).
Our next event in January is on the subject of ‘Staff Engagement’ the details will be available before Christmas so watch out for an email notifying you of the date and venue in the near future. We are also looking to offer a Learning & Development event in March, and a further event aimed at the CIPD Fellows and senior leaders living and working in the county in May. We are always pleased to hear ideas and views from HR and associated professionals to inform the branch programme via the ‘Contact us’ section of this website.
In an effort to move around the county, we are actively looking for hosts for events and committee meetings, so if you have a suitable venue and we can attract members from across the geographical area please do get in touch with us.
We are also currently looking for members who can bring their skillsets to support the Communications & Engagement group – so please get in touch via this website if you can support us.
The next full committee meeting is on 11 January 2017 18:30 – 20:00 hosted by:
Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue
South Park Avenue
Please note the amended venue and time of 18:30 – 20:00
Please use the ‘contact us’ link on this website if you would like to attend so we have an idea of numbers – first timers very welcome!
Finally, can I take this opportunity to convey my thanks to the CIPD Branch Committee – both those with statutory roles and those ‘friends of’ the committee. Being a volunteer brings many rewards but also takes some real dedication to juggle around other commitments, and I know from personal experience other things often have to ‘give’ in order to fit the voluntary role in! We are not perfect as a committee, but every one of us is passionate about the profession and representing our county and our members, and gives what time they have available. I would like to thank all my fellow committee for their hard work and commitment in our inaugural year – we have achieved a great deal!
On behalf of the Committee, may I wish all our members a Happy Christmas and healthy New Year and we look forward to meeting up with you in the near future at our various events.
Chartered Fellow CIPD, Lincolnshire CIPD Branch Chair