Welcome to our branch area

Welcome to the North London Branch we hope that you will find our web page informative, engaging.

Arlene: I became Branch Co-Chair in 2020 having held other branch committee roles in the three years before this. I am currently an HR Director within the health and social care sector and bring my experience from an HR career spanning over 25 years and including working in central government delivering strategies to increase inclusion and diversity. I have worked as an HR consultant and delivered part of an initiative to support sustainable business under the European Funding Development Programme for Women in Business, and worked with small business owners to produce practical, strategic solutions and implemented HR functions.

Yetunde: I have been volunteering with the CIPD since 2011 and am a Senior Talent Consultant in a Government Department. My work has provided me with experience in HR business partnering, diversity and equality and senior management for employee policy and relations. You may see me speak at events and conferences on topics such as professionalisation, ethics in the profession, D&I and career development.

Together at the North London Branch we aim to drive local engagement, designing and delivering learning, networking and CPD interventions for people professionals. We meet regularly with our branch committee colleagues to plan a programme of branch activities and hope meet lots more people professionals, at all careers stages, at one of our events.

Arlene Hinds, Assoc CIPD and Yetunde Oladipo, Chartered MCIPD
Branch Co-Chairs

Learn about our branch

We value the CIPD purpose to champion better working lives for all. Our branch is run by a vibrant, diverse team of HR and L&D professionals, committed to supporting our members through working together and by partnering with other experts from a wide range of businesses to deliver relevant and interesting subjects.

Our specialist equality, diversity and inclusion, and independent consultants groups aim to deliver tangible outcomes to continually develop and support in these areas.

The North London Branch is part of CIPD London; a partnership between all seven London branches, which launched in September 2013.

Our branch committee meet regularly, with the aim that our efforts will benefit you in producing greater coordination of the events calendar and a more consistent offer. We run an annual meeting in June each year, to share how we have met and continue to meet objectives and to discuss your feedback through a question and answer session.

Our annual student prize giving recognises the efforts of those nominated who have studied to achieve a professional qualification.

To get the best from the branch, please visit this page regularly to keep up to date with the latest news and event information.

Get involved

We always enjoy hearing from our members so if there is anything you wish to discuss with the branch especially topics for future sessions, please feel free to get in touch.

New volunteers are welcome throughout the year. Joining the branch committee provides an opportunity to use and extend your skill set and network with like-minded professionals and champion the work of the CIPD. Members can decide how much time they can contribute to committee roles, and usually join the committee via our Friends of North London Branch group. But you can express your interest by email too.

Special interest groups

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Equality, diversity and inclusion

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Independent consultants

Friends of North London Branch

Upcoming events

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CIPD London - a local branch partnership

We are also a part of CIPD London – a collaboration between seven regional branches – and we are working together to strengthen the links between all our branches, draw on our collective expertise and contacts, and create and promote a London-wide events programme. So no matter which CIPD London branch you belong to you are welcome to attend events across the capital.

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