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.

CIPD Northern Annual Conference

Date: 21 June 2019 | Location: York Racecourse

Enabling Well-being, Furthering Inclusion and Embracing Technology - #CIPDNAC19

Throughout the day you will be guided through an expert-led programme offering thought-provoking and practical insights on how to create healthier, more inclusive and innovative organisations.

This is your chance to network and expand your knowledge with some of the most respected professionals from across the UK.

What to expect

  • Keynote Talks - from leaders in their field, such as Peter Cheese, CIPD Chief Executive, offering data-driven insights into the future of the People Profession, Dr Paul Litchfield, former Chief Medical Officer at BT, exploring effective well-being strategiesand many more!
  • Panel Discussion - hosted by Dr John McGurk, Head of Regional Policy and Insights at CIPD, leading a thought-provoking conversation around embracing technology, well-being and inclusion
  • Breakout Sessions - offering an in-depth look at well-being (British Council), inclusivity (Creased Puddle) and technology (Aviva) in the workplace
  • Interactive Breakouts - Choose from two sessions, covering Brexit implications (CIPD) and workforce planning
  • Networking


We look forward to connecting with you. Tickets for the conference tend to sell out fast, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

Early-bird tickets now available.


Networking Evening - Thursday 20 June – 18.30 - 22.00

Come and join us for informal networking and nibbles in York on the evening of Thursday 20 June anytime between 18.30 and 22.00.

This will be a free, informal pre conference networking evening for all conference delegates with Peter Cheese our CEO, Daphne Doody Green, Head of the Northern Region. Also in attendance will be our Northern Area Partnership Chairs, Peter McLinn & Ema Perks,  NAP Branch committee Chairs and committee members providing a warm welcome and an opportunity for everyone to network with other members, ask questions and get ready for the day ahead.

A small buffet will be available during the evening but for anyone looking for an evening meal, the venue do excellent pub grub which will be served in our CIPD area.

So, if you want to reconnect with those you met in 2018 or if you are on your own and at the conference for the first time, this is a great way to meet people in an informal setting.

Cheryl Winter & Suzanne Courtney CIPD North Yorkshire branch will be welcoming everyone to York and our hosts for the evening.


Branch support

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 you with 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

CIPD Student Conference 2019

30 March 2019 | Liverpool John Moores University

Join us for a mix of practical and theory-based sessions, as well as plenty of engaging discussions as we draw on The New Profession Map to examine the changing world of work, its impact on HR and L&D, and what this means for you

Register today

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