Welcome to the CIPD Tees Valley Branch
Our branch committee is run entirely by volunteers; from Students to Chartered Fellows or Academic members, as well as support from a marketing student to help us with our communications and social media.
We continue to see our greatest attendance at events with year on year increases all round and we hope that this continues to reflect the quality and variety of events that we offer. We work hard to provide a full range of events across HR, OD and Learning and Development topics. Our provision now also includes the introduction of an Independent Professionals Group. We hope that this will enhance the provision and accessibility and that you all find something interesting to attend.
As a Committee, we all give up our time and expertise to offer members a local branch which is responsive to local economy and members’ needs, through:
- Promoting best practice in our profession and increased networking opportunities;
- Supporting local educational establishments and students;
- Providing opportunities for CPD and support through upgrading;
- Actively engaging with our members to ensure that branch activities are enjoyable and beneficial.
We are always grateful for the organisations that provide generous sponsorship for our events. Our programme booklets are circulated to approximately 3000 individuals including all Tees Valley CIPD Members, Business Professionals and Further and Higher Education establishments across the Region. If you would like to sponsor an event please email Peter McLinn.
Northern Area Partnership
The Tees Valley branch is one of ten branches in the northern area that forms part of NAP (Northern Area Partnership). 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.
NAP is chaired by our Tees Valley Committee Treasurer (Peter McLinn). Their collective 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, in our case we are represented by our Joint Chairs. 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 NAP annual conference. Visit the Northern Area Partnership page for more information.
We look forward to seeing you at our events, but feel free to submit a question via our website anytime.
Emma Barugh and Christine Robertson, Joint Chairs of CIPD's Tees Valley branch.