What is the network

The network exists to connect senior HR professionals with each other, to provide a place for debate and discussion amongst your peer group and to provide genuine thought leadership pieces and research.

Who is the network for?

The network is strictly a peer group and over 96% are Directors/Heads of function in some of the best-known organisations in the world - FTSE 100, global brands, public and third sector.

Why join

As a member of the HR Leaders' Network, you'll get access to peer networks, secure online networking with other members and access to the provocative research we’re doing to define HR’s mission for the second decade of the twenty-first century.

Attend our regular forums where you debate some of the key HR issues with some of HR's high profile names, top thinkers in business and public policy influencers in Whitehall and beyond.

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The CIPD HR Leaders' network is one of the best forums for thought-provoking and stimulating debate about strategic HR concerns.

Siobhan Sheridan

HR Director, JobCentrePlus

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Recommended – for its wide range of leaders and organisations, and lively discussions.

Liane Hornsey

People Operations, Global Sales & Business Development Director, Google

​To join the network, you must:

  • be operating as Director or Head of Function
  • work in an HR, L&D or OD specific/related role
  • preferably work for a larger public, private or third sector organisation.

If you feel you are eligible - or know a senior HR professional who you feel would benefit from joining - please contact us and we would be delighted to discuss this with you further. Email: HRLeadersNetwork@cipd.co.uk.

In addition to our successful forum events we wanted to make it even easier for you to connect and engage with fellow members of the network.

We have set up an exclusive LinkedIn group, which provides a secure and private environment in which you can start discussions with peers, swap experiences, recommend new strategies and ideas - and even see who else is in the network!

Please note that you must be a member of the Network to join the group. Simply send us a request to join the group.