Welcome to the Lincolnshire CIPD Branch area!

Having been one of the quieter branches for a little while, we’ve recruited a new committee which has been focusing on being clear on what it is we want to achieve as a local branch.  Our vision for the branch is to build a community fit for the future here in Lincolnshire, for members and the profession and our strategic priorities to achieve this are:

  • Growing expertise of people professionals together and sharing knowledge
  • Demonstrating the value of CIPD membership to individuals and organisations
  • Actively listening to identify needs
  • Communicating to have impact
  • Running the branch effectively and efficiently

We do this through a range of branch activities which are open to our 1,400+ members and, in some cases, non-members. These are opportunities to network with colleagues, continue professional development and remain up to date with evolving HR issues through events and newsletters, and we are soon to launch a local mentoring scheme. Whatever level of involvement you are able to have, we have no doubt you will find it both valuable and enjoyable.

The Branch Committee is working hard to provide a diverse schedule of free and paid events, enabling us all to share the benefit and expertise of a range of high profile speakers and leaders in our profession. Details of our events are available in the section below which 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 – our details can be found in the About us section below – and let us have your comments about events, especially suggestions for future events.

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you.

Penny Lee
Branch Chair

 
The branch committee is made up of volunteer members who are elected each year at the annual meeting. If you are interested in learning more about our branch activities or would like to get more involved please do get in touch
 
We are the current committee:
 
Chair – Penny Lee
Vice Chair – Lezlee-Jayne Stones
Treasurer – Andy Aston
Secretary – vacant
PR and Communications Lead – Fiona Hodges
CPD and Membership Advisor – vacant
Mentoring Lead – Silvia Hanley
Committee Member – Elise Saitch
Committee Member – Janet Bryan
Committee Member – Julie Picken
 
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Your CIPD Branch needs you.
 
We are looking for volunteers to join the Lincolnshire Branch Committee to help us to take the Branch forward, to raise our profile locally and help deliver a diverse range of events for our members in line with our vision and strategic priorities.
 
Whatever role you might be considering, there are some basic asks that we have of you.  These include adopting our committee ground rules first and foremost.  These are:
  • Having clear roles and responsibilities that we hold each other to account for
  • Having a focused approach to the service we're offering and providing
  • Being open, transparent and communicate appropriately with each other
  • Giving and receiving timely, constructive feedback and challenge to each other
  • Ensuring everyone feels included, valued and respected
  • Having some fun and developing together
  • Active participation – if we say we'll do something, we do it
In terms of the time commitment, committee members are expected to be able to provide between 1 and 3 hours of volunteering time per week dependent on their role and where we are in the programme calendar.  This includes attending committee meetings which take place every 6 weeks, taking a lead on delivering a specific element of our business plan and taking on the role of 'host' at our events looking after our guest speaker and opening/closing the meeting at least once a year. 
 
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.

Welcome to the Lincolnshire Branch Member‐to‐Member Mentoring Scheme. The mentoring scheme offers a great opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills particularly through the support by a like‐minded but more experienced colleague over a period of approximately six months.

The primary purpose of our volunteer‐led scheme is to offer mentoring support to all our members whatever stage they are at in their career and whatever their level of CIPD membership. It also provides those who are more experienced (mentor) with a great opportunity to be instrumental in the career transition and/or transformation of a less experienced colleague (mentee) helping to unleash their untapped potential.

For Mentors:

If you are an experienced HR, OD and/or L&D professional and are interested in becoming one of our volunteer mentors, we would like to hear from you. The scheme offers a free Mentoring Masterclass and other mentoring CPD opportunities as well as continuous support to help you in your role as mentor. If you are interested in joining our scheme as a mentor please complete and submit the Mentor Registration form below.

For Mentees:

If you are currently studying towards becoming CIPD qualified or if you are an experienced HR, OD and/or L&D practitioner already, but would like to develop your skills further, the mentoring scheme is aiming to connect you with those members who can offer you support and guidance based on their experience. If you are interested in being mentored please complete and submit the Mentee Registration form below.

Details about our forthcoming Mentoring Masterclass will be launched on our events page soon. Further information about our scheme is available below.

Contact us

Contact the team with your enquiries about local events or feedback on the future shape of branches

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Midlands Area Partnership

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.

Midlands Area Partnership
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