Welcome to CIPD Northern Ireland

With more than 3,900 members across Northern Ireland, CIPD Northern Ireland works closely with our network of members, volunteers and stakeholders to develop the profession, build our policy relevance and reach, and to establish the voice of CIPD in Northern Ireland supported by our regional branch committee.

It's a great time to be a CIPD Member in Northern Ireland with a wide array of events and campaigns delivered by both our staff team and our committed volunteers, designed to raise the profile of the HR profession and the CIPD in Northern Ireland.

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Meet the team

What we do

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Establishing a CIPD voice

We are establishing the voice of CIPD in Northern Ireland, for Northern Ireland.

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Developing networks

We are working closely with our network of members, volunteers and stakeholders to develop the profession and champion better work and working lives.

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Building partnerships

We are building partnerships with organisations to strengthen HR capability encouraging workplace development, investment in skills, and building high-performance workplaces.

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Engaging on policy

We are engaging on the policy agenda and regional specific issues to put CIPD’s vision of 'championing better work and working lives' at the heart of the HR, business and policy conversation.

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Organising events

We are organising conferences, events and networks to help individuals gain insights, engage with experts, and network with your peers, as well as continuing your professional development.

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Building a community

We are building a local community for HR and L&D Professionals in Northern Ireland to engage, share learning, experiences and expertise at all career levels.

CIPD Northern Ireland highlights 2019/20

June marked the end of the CIPD financial year, and it’s a good time to reflect on what has been a busy year for our team in Northern Ireland, COVID-19 withstanding; including our most successful ever CIPD Northern Ireland Annual Conference, Annual Northern Ireland awards, launching our Employment Law webinars and contributing to key research into the world of work.

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Conferences and events

Over the coming months, we have a great variety of events and networking opportunities across the region, including our regional annual conference, annual awards, roundtable discussions, HR Leader Network events and branch events throughout the year.

CIPD Northern Ireland HR Awards

7 October 2021

The CIPD Northern Ireland HR Awards are the most prestigious and highly regarded awards for the HR profession in Northern Ireland. Returning in 2021 for their ninth year, the CIPD NI Awards celebrate the contribution of HR and People Management in business though an engaging judging process, the awards identify organisations and practices that are championing better work and working lives.

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Northern Ireland Student Induction

8 November 2021 


Virtual Student Induction for all students in Northern Ireland starting their CIPD qualification in 2021.

Northern Ireland OD Network

11 October 2021

If you are interested in joining this network event please email northernireland@cipd.co.uk.

Launch of the CIPD Northern Ireland Policy Forum

28 September 2021

Join us for the launch of the CIPD Northern Ireland Policy Forum.
Sign up here.

Building a network as an independent consultant

22 September 2021


Join in this guided discussion on how to successfully build your network as an Independent Consultant. Sign up here.

Specialist networks and forums

If you have an interest in being involved in one of our specialist networks or forums then please reach out to the Northern Ireland team at northernireland@cipd.co.uk to express your interest and we will be in touch.

Online communities

Senior OD Network

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Independent Practitioners Network

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Policy Forum

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HR Leaders

Resources and insights

Access CIPD research that provides insight into the labour market and working lives of those living in Northern Ireland.

Connect with your local branch

The Northern Ireland branch is run by a team of committed and engaged volunteers. THe branch runs a full and varied programme of events and activities for local CIPD members at all stages of their career and professional development. 

Please note: Due to the current coronavirus situation, we have made the decision to postpone or cancel all face to face branch events until the end of June 2020. Some branches will deliver sessions via virtual means and we ask you to check with the individual branch directly regarding their programme of events. Thank you for your support at this time.

Stay connected

You can keep in touch with CIPD Northern Ireland by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, and by signing up to our monthly newsletter, emailed to subscribers on the first Tuesday of every month.

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