The ten northern England branches cover between them an area from the Scottish border down to Cheshire in the West and South Yorkshire in the East.

Our purpose is to share best practice, support branch chairs and committees in meeting their objectives and provide a voice and wider debate on the CIPD national agenda and its implementation.

The NAP committee includes representatives from each branch (usually the Chair). A key aim of the partnership is to facilitate high quality networking and CPD opportunities across the north and we achieve this through our regular meetings, an annual development day for all committee members and our annual conference.

Join us for a series of keynotes and workshops at York Racecourse on 8 and 9 June 2018 and for the Northern Area Partnership Annual Dinner & Awards on the evening of Friday 8 June – always a truly special and memorable occasion.

Click below to access the full programme and register for: The Human Centric Organisation

Join us to hear Peter Cheese, CIPD Chief Executive and a series of top class keynote speakers and workshops at York Racecourse on 8 and 9 June 2018, and for the Northern Area Partnership Annual Dinner and Awards on the evening of Friday 8 June – always a truly special and memorable occasion.

Over the two days we will:

  • Explore how to find the balance between increasing technology and automation and the human side of work
  • Consider why it is now more important than ever before to put the 'human' back into 'human resources'
  • Learn, connect and engage with ideas and fellow professionals about the role of HR in creating The Human Workplace
  • Hear from industry experts discussing practical ways of bringing humanity into our work practices and the entire employee lifecycle.

We hope you can join us at the CIPD Northern Area Partnership Conference


NAP are not able to offer upgrading events, but each branch should have a committee member leading on membership engagement. They will have a good understanding of all routes to CIPD membership, and how to progress. If you are particularly interested in understanding how to upgrade to Chartered levels of membership our excellent web pages explain the steps involved that start with checking for suitability and then sending your CV for screening. Branch Membership Engagement leads in our NAP branches may be able to help with you CV guidance. The web pages also fully explain the assessment processes available for upgrading and the fees payable. 

>> Visit the Upgrading to Chartered Member page. 

>> Visit the Progress your membership page.

We are committed to supporting students and CIPD centres by enhancing the learning experience for those undertaking professional qualifications and demonstrating the benefits of CIPD membership.

The CIPD Student Conference North of England takes place on 30 March 2019 in Liverpool.  

Our popular CIPD Student Conference is making a return this year with great programme and fantastic speaker line-up. It’s a great opportunity for CIPD students to meet branch reps, network and learn from local HR leaders. Read more about it here

Tickets start from only £35 + VAT and include a full day of learning, lunch, refreshments and networking. This is an event not to be missed for CIPD students. View the programme and book your place here

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