The CIPD volunteer network in London caters for over 22,000 CIPD members, which represents one fifth of the CIPD’s overall membership. This makes CIPD London a truly significant geographical area, in terms both of membership density and the wider social and political responsibility we have to help support the CIPD’s strategy to champion better work and working lives.

Over the coming months we have a vibrant schedule of activity on offer, so, whether you are a CIPD student or a Chartered Fellow, there will be something of interest to you in your local area.

Officially launched at City Hall in September 2013, CIPD London has the specific aim of becoming the official voice for people management and development in the Capital. The region is made up of seven branches who have been working collaboratively to help develop a compelling and influential presence in London, whilst also delivering high quality support and networking opportunities at local level. Over the summer of 2014 the London chairs group have been busy planning and producing the very first CIPD London business plan which sets out the aspirations of our collaborative efforts and our commitment to:

  1. play our part in tackling the youth employment and skills agenda
  2. strengthen our focus on CIPD Centers and Students
  3. provide relevant and topical events across the region to meet the CPD needs of HR professionals.

Our location means that we are at the heart of a proud, growing community of practitioners, members, partners and thought leaders and through our combined and collaborative efforts we’ll take big steps towards championing better work and working lives.


In 2015, we have published our CIPD manifesto for London - an agenda that we hope will shape the future of work, our future workforce and our workplaces, for the benefit of our organisations, our people and our wider economy and society – because what’s good for business should be good for people, and vice versa.

What's happening in London

Mar 4 - CIPD London
CIPD London Meet-up-Monday networking evening

Mar 5 - West London
Equality and diversity in the workplace - what does this mean in the 21st century

Mar 7 - North London 
Employment Law Update

Mar 13 - East London & Docklands 
Coaching & Mentoring - Special Interest Group (SIG)

Mar 13 - South London 
Flexible Working workshop

Mar 14 - South West London 
Book Club

Mar 19 - East London & Docklands 
An examination of Artificial Intelligence (AI): HR Workshop

Mar 20 - South West London  
Professional Identity

Mar 21 - North London
Annual Meeting & Prize-giving

Mar 25 - CIPD Member-to-Member Mentoring programme  
Advanced Mentoring Skills Webinar (3/4)

Mar 26 - Central London & South West London
International Flexible Working

Mar 26 - East London & Docklands  
HR Leaders

Mar 27 - CIPD London & Kingston Business School  
The Business Savvy HR Director: From Research to Practice

Mar 28 - North London & Middlesex University
People Leaders Network - Building an HR career in though times

Mar 28 - South East Thames   
Coaching & Mentoring 

Mar 28 - West London
Just Do OD: Keep Calm and Be A Changemaker

Apr 1 - CIPD London  
CIPD London Meet-up-Monday networking evening

Apr 2 - CIPD Member-to-Member Mentoring 
CIPD London Member-to-Member Mentoring Masterclass (2/2)

Apr 2 - North London 
Membership and Upgrading information event

Apr 2 - South London
Early Conciliation

Apr 4 - South London
Annual LSBU Lecture - Resolving Conflict: Disciplinary, Grievances and Performance Management

Apr 4 - West London
Coaching in challenging environments

Apr 9 - East London & Docklands 
Annual Meeting

Apr 11 - East London & Docklands 
Employment Law Update

Apr 24 - South West London
HR & Technology (Oracle)

Apr 25 - West London
Annual Meeting & Gender Pay Gap

Apr 29 - CIPD London
CIPD London Meet-up-Monday networking evening

Apr 30 - Central London 
Social Media, Recruitment and HR

May 1 - East London & Docklands
Managing Conflict and Difficult Conversations - A Half Day Conference

more events to follow...

Member to Member Mentoring scheme

Mentoring is an arrangement in which an experienced individual (mentor) offers ongoing support and guidance to a less experienced individual (mentee) to help the mentee manage his or her own learning and career development.

Gordon F Shea in his book Mentoring - A Guide to Basics defines mentoring as:

“…a process whereby mentor and mentoree work together to discover and develop the mentoree’s latent abilities, to provide the mentoree with knowledge and skills as opportunities and needs arise, and for the mentor to serve as an effective tutor, counsellor, friend and foil who enables the mentoree to sharpen skills and hone her or his thinking.”

This is a volunteer-led scheme. We aim to link like-minded HR & L&D professionals with the distinct purpose of enabling the mentee to:

  • develop themselves
  • better meet work challenges
  • develop strengths and competencies
  • learn from example and mistakes
  • gain knowledge and more experience

The Mentor will also benefit from our scheme by:

  • gaining satisfaction from nurturing and enabling an individual to develop
  • helping to unleash untapped potential
  • being instrumental in career transition and/or transformation
  • developing own CPD

CIPD London Member to Member Mentoring scheme now operates on cohort-basis - there are 4 cohorts per academic year starting every 3 months and each lasting 6 months. 

2018/2019 Academic Year cohorts: 

  • Jul 2018 - Dec 2018 = Jul 2018 cohort (finishing)
  • Oct 2018 - Mar 2019 = Oct 2018 cohort (in progress) 
  • Jan 2019 - Jun 2019 = Jan 2019 cohort (in progress)
  • Apr 2019 - Sep 2019 = Apr 2019 cohort - recruitment is open

To join a cohort, please submit your Mentee or/and Mentor Profile form (Equal Opportunity Monitoring form is optional) at the earliest opportunity (but no later than 1 week prior to the cohort due to start) in order to be able to participate in introduction webinars (detailed below), which are dedicated to support new mentors and mentees joining the programme in order to help them deliver/achieve great results. While the first webinar is open to the wider audience, the following two webinars will be invite-only to people that have registered and have been approved for the programme.

Apr 2019 Cohort induction webinars

Mentor Support Group programme:  

To find out more about our CIPD London Mentoring Scheme, contact the Scheme Co-ordinator Monika Michalikova.


This is not the only mentoring programme that the CIPD supports. To find out how you can further develop your mentoring skills, please visit our Career Mentoring website.

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