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.

What's happening in London

Apr 11 - South London (to be held at central London)
Early Conciliation – Developing your skills in Employment Tribunal avoidance

Apr 16 - CIPD London
CIPD London Meet-up-Monday networking evening

Apr 17 - Central London & North London
Employment Law Update - Hidden Health in the Workplace

Apr 17 - South West London
Annual Meeting / HR as genuine BP

Apr 19 - North London
Employee Experience

Apr 19 - West London
Annual Meeting and HRBP event: “How to Be An Effective HRBP”

Apr 23 - South London
Career Hub

Apr 24 - West London
Coaching for Change - Life & Work Transitions

Apr 24 - East London & Docklands
Employment Law Update

May 1 - South West London
Membership Upgrading Info event

May 2 - CIPD London
CIPD Member-to-Member Mentoring - Advanced mentoring skills webinar 4/4

May 3 - South West London
Book Club

May 8 - East London & Docklands
Annual Meeting

May 8 - South London
Annual Employment Law Update

May 9 - Central London
GDPR - 16 days to go!

May 10 - South West & West London (taking place at Hammersmith)
Employment Law Workshop

May 15 - Central London
Annual Meeting – TOWIE special! 

May 15 - South East Thames
Well-being & Engagement

May 16 - East London & Docklands
HR Careers fair & Clinic

May 19 - West London
Optimise your HR Careers

May 21 - CIPD London
CIPD London Meet-up-Monday networking evening

May 23 - South London
How to move from appraisals to a performance culture

May 24 - Central, North, South West & West London (taking place at Euston)
Demystifying AI - Future of Work

May 31 - North London & Middlesex University
People Leaders Network - Navigating the New Human Resources Environment

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

We run speed networking events to bring together potential mentors and mentees approximately twice a year. These are published on our events pages. We request that you sign up to these events by completing the booking form via the event website. You will be contacted to find out if you are seeking to be a mentor or mentee. The events are facilitated by Michael Moran. Following the event Monika Michalikova contacts the mentees to determine their mentor preferences. She will facilitate the introductions.

Matching outside these events happens by using our Mentee/Mentor Profile Forms. Some sections from Mentor Profile form are pasted into the Mentor Master Spreadsheet for Mentees to view and chose who they would like to be matched with - Mentees then need to contact Monika Michalikova to be matched. If you wish to take part in our Mentoring Scheme either as Mentor or Mentee (or both), please e-mail us your completed Mentor Profile Form (if joining as Mentor) and/or completed Mentee Profile Form (if joining as Mentee).

To find out more about our CIPD London Mentoring Scheme read through our information documents or your can contact our Regional Branch Co-ordinator, Monika Michalikova.

This is not the only mentoring programme that the CIPD supports. We also support the Steps Ahead Initiative. This is a very different initiative, supported by CIPD employees, whilst the above mentoring programme is managed by volunteers.

Student Engagement

Find out more about Student Ambassadors

Our student ambassadors are a vital connection for CIPD between our student members, study centres and local branches. As a CIPD student ambassador you will:
  • Lead, implement and manage branch and regional activities in relation to the recruitment and retention of new student members.
  • Create an advisory bridge between CIPD, regional branches, study centres and future, current and recent CIPD students.
  • Provide advice and guidance on making the most of your CIPD student membership.
The benefits of volunteering
Being a CIPD Student Ambassador is a great way to develop your presentation, project management and communication skills. It is a fun and varied role which will enhance your CPD and give you great experience of interacting and working with senior HR and L&D practitioners.
As a CIPD Student Ambassador you’ll have the opportunity to build a strong network of HR and L&D professionals through designing and delivering CIPD local events and conferences, as well as sharing your knowledge and inspiring future CIPD members.
Applying to be a CIPD Student Ambassador

1. Download an application form below and once completed save it on your files and then send it back to us acordingly
2. Your application will be reviewed by your regional branch co-ordinator & ambassadors
3. If your application is progressed, there will be a short telephone/Skype interview
4. We’ll contact your reference to confirm your suitability for the role
5. We’ll let you know the outcome and invite you to an induction day if successful
Applications for 2017/2018 student ambassadors are open from 1 March – 31 May 2017.

All applications will be reviewed by 30 June 2017.

To find out more about our CIPD London Student Ambassadors Scheme your can contact our Regional Branch Co-ordinator, Monika Michalikova.

Engaging Students across London

As part of our overarching strategy to engage out members, in CIPD London we have a strategic focus to enable our students to gain the skills and knowledge they need to join the People Profession and be successful. 
While all 7 London branches are working together to provide engagement activities with centres and students, we join forces in creating a consistent plan every year with three main highlights: 
1. Student Induction | 4 November 2017 - focusing on CIPD Students just starting their course and highlighting the benefits of being a CIPD member throughout your study 
2. Student Conference | 24 February 2018 -  a full day experience balancing your theoretical studies with practical insight from senior professionals - 
3. Student Enduction | 23 June 2018 - focusing on CIPD Students about to finalise their course and highlighting the benefits of joining CIPD as a career partner supporting you in the profession. 
To find out more about our CIPD London Student Engagement your can contact our Regional Branch Co-ordinator, Monika Michalikova.

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Student induction video (picture)

Contact us

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