The branch organises a number of events throughout the year to build our professional networks and to promote professional development. All our events are advertised on the Events page.

There are about 3,100 of us members in South London.

The purpose of South London branch is to develop our members through a programme of activities to enhance professional knowledge, skills and expertise. To facilitate networking, promote the professional development of members and keep them up to date with evolving HR and L&D issues.

As ever, the Branch Committee is working hard to continue to provide a diverse and comprehensive schedule of free and paid events for members, enabling us all to share the benefit and expertise of a range of high profile speakers and leaders in our profession. All our events are advertised on the Events page. This section is updated on a regular basis so please do check regularly and keep up to date with changes and additions.

We also have a LinkedIn group and Twitter page (@CIPD_SLB & #SouthLdnCIPD) where we post discussions and circulate information on future events.

We believe you can benefit most from your membership by being actively involved with the Branch activities. This may be through attending events, contributing to our newsletters, participating in our on line discussions or by joining our Branch Committee if you would like to have a direct involvement in running the Branch. Whatever level of involvement you are able to have, we have no doubt you will find it both valuable and enjoyable. 

We are keen to ensure that our Branch programme remains up to date and relevant to you.

We'd like to hear from our members and so if there is anything you'd like to discuss with the branch (tips for future sessions, join as volunteer, etc.), please feel free to get in touch with Monika Michalikova, our Finance and Operations Officer.

I hope to see you soon at one of our future events.

Best wishes,

Dayo Olomu 
Branch Chair

The Branch’s geographical area covers most Croydon, Sutton, Lambeth and Southwark postcode areas. Our total Branch membership stands at around 2,500 members

If you live or work in South London or Croydon, the South London Branch can offer a range of events to support your development as a member of a professional community, and to represent your views both locally and nationally

The Croydon Group meets at lunchtimes and offers regular updates on Employment Law related topics.

The Lambeth Group holds occasional evening meetings in Lambeth Town Hall which attracts many colleagues from a public sector background.

Our Small Business Group caters for members who manage small businesses or operate as freelance Consultants or Interim Managers.

We arrange Branch events with topical themes throughout the year, including lunchtime and breakfast meetings. We also hold an annual South Bank Lecture in partnership with South Bank University and the Chartered Institute of Management with a high profile speaker and networking.

The Branch is managed by a Committee of volunteers who are appointed every year at the members' Annual Meeting. Our next Annual meeting will be taking place on Thu 28 June 2018 and Voting Paper for the branch 2018/2019 committee can be found below. 

If you would be interested in becoming a Committee member, please speak to any Committee member or contact the Chair, Sean Smythe via

  • A programme of events to promote your professional development.
  • Encourage new and recently qualified members to join our professional community.
  • Better networking and the sharing of ideas and experience.

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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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