The Midlands Area Partnership (MAP) is a regional group of nine branches in the Midlands area which combine to cover 17,000 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.

The nine branches are – Birmingham, Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire, Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire, Hereford & Worcester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Shropshire.

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CIPD Midlands Annual Event - HR in the Here and Now

MAP runs an Annual Midlands Event every autumn, the 2018 event is taking place on Saturday 13 October and the theme this year is HR in the Here and Now. 

Join us for an informal and relaxed day at Chesford Grange Hotel which is just off the A46 outside Kenilworth.  Our keynote sessions this year will be CIPD CEO Peter Cheese - The Role of the HR Professional Here and Now and Fiona Evans, HRD at the London Zoological Society - HR as a positive leader of change.  Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend one of the following workshops:

• Workshop A - Leading through Extraordinary Times - Carrie Birmingham will share her experiences of ten years at HRD at News UK
• Workshop B - Threats, Rewards, Performance, Drive: Who we are and how we work - led by Spencer Martin, L&D Innovation Consultant at mobedia
• Workshop C - Manager as Coach - facilitated by Kim Morgan, Managing Director at Barefoot Coaching
• Workshop D - Employee Engagement Case Study: Trailblazing at Kerry Foods! - Head of Engagement Sam Wothers will lead this session on the award winning Kerry Foods initiative

Delegates will have the option of joining us for a breakfast session Create a workforce of Self Leaders which will be run by our Event Partner The Ken Blanchard Companies.  The day will also include an exhibition area, a lunchtime HR Street Market and great opportunities to network with your HR and L&D colleagues from across the Midlands region.

Ticket prices are £50 plus VAT for CIPD members and £75 plus VAT for non-members. You can view full programme below. 

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The Midlands Area Partnership is led by a group made up of the Branch Chairs from the nine branches, which meets three times a year. They are supported by the Midlands Regional Branch Co-ordinator Eleanor Lloyd Jones who can be contacted by email.

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