Welcome to our branch area

Welcome to Thames Valley Branch!

Covering the whole of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and North Hampshire our branch is in an area recognised as a major tourist destination and economic hub and often referred to as England’s silicon valley because of the number of technology companies based here. With 4,500 members we're one of the largest branches in the country.

We're fully committed to the CIPD objective of Championing better work and working lives, and supporting local members, at every stage of their career, with opportunities to develop their professional knowledge and network within and across the branch network.

We offer a range of evening and daytime events through local groups covering Oxford, Reading, Basingstoke and Newbury, and Bracknell as well as two well established special interest groups – one for coaches and the other for independent consultants.

Most of our events are free for CIPD members – non-members are also welcome to attend most of our events for a small fee.

If there's anything you’d like us to offer or provide more information about, please do let me know – we rely on your feedback to tell us what you want.

We look forward to welcoming you to our events.

Michelle Bailey, Chartered MCIPD
Branch Chair

Learn about our branch

Our teams of volunteers organise over 35 events and conferences each year to support the CPD needs of HR colleagues. You can find out about forthcoming events, local news and information through our quarterly e-newsletter and regular e-updates about our forthcoming events. Just check your CIPD profile is set up to receive them from us.

CIPD members and potential members are welcome at any of our events. To book, please follow the Eventbrite links on the relevant event page. We appreciate that plans may change but would ask that, once you've registered to attend, if you later find yourself unable to do so, please let us know so that we can adjustments our arrangements as necessary. If you experience any issues in booking, please let our branch administrator know by emailing the branch address.

If you would like to submit an article for the e-newsletter, please contact us via the email below.

Get involved

If you can offer some of your time and expertise to help as a volunteer, we would love to hear from you. The time commitment is flexible, and the rewards can be tremendous! Contact a member of the Branch or Group committees for an informal discussion.

If you also want to increase your networking opportunities, work with like-minded HR professionals and have some fun along the way then join us on LinkedIn or Facebook – search for ‘CIPD Thames Valley’.

Contact the team with your enquiries about local events or feedback on the future shape of branches.

Regional groups

Online communities

Basingstoke, Newbury and Reading

Online communities


Online communities


Special interest groups

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Coaching and mentoring group

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Independent consultants group

Upcoming events

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