Our ambition is to establish the voice of CIPD in Wales and for Wales, positioning us as experts in policy and practice issues through influencing government and policy, collaborating with members, employers and other professional groups, and implementing a sustainable regional structure which ensures that the experience of our 4000+ members remains relevant and focused irrespective of level of membership, experience or sector.


Our aim is to work with Welsh Government and other key stakeholders to identify opportunities to collaborate in support of CIPD's overall purpose, and to ensure that Welsh members are connected to the policy agenda in Wales.

Our recently published policy programme for Wales (see Publications below) sets out our calls to the new government in areas of skills, young people, employee relations, diversity and inclusion, which we believe will champion better work and working lives in Wales.


With a stronger presence in Wales, we are in a position to explore and develop partnerships with both employers and other professional bodies in order to strengthen HR capability within organisations - irrespective of industry, sector or size - encouraging workplace development, investment in skills, and building high-performance workplaces, which we believe are key to boosting the productivity of the Welsh economy.

Member engagement

In addition to regular branch activity, we are implementing a regional engagement programme which aims to maximise member engagement across the Principality. This includes an ongoing programme of roadshows to determine levels of interest in more remote areas where we might set up more regular activity, HR Leaders networks to engage with senior practitioners, opportunities to participate in policy consultations, round table discussions.

CIPD Wales People Management Awards

2017 sees the launch of the CIPD Wales People Management Awards, at an awards dinner on Thursday 26 October. 

Everything you need to know about this event including nominations, judging and how to book tickets can be found on the website. The deadline to submit nominations is 31 August 2017. Find out more here: http://cipdwalesawards.co.uk