Welcome to CIPD Wales

At CIPD Wales we work to achieve our goal of establishing the voice of CIPD in Wales and for Wales. Working collaboratively with our 5000 members, ​our volunteers, and stakeholders - including government, employers and other professional bodies - we have crafted a unique position for ourselves as experts in policy and practice issues.

Maintaining a sustainable pan-Wales structure is important to us. That is why we keep our members, their experiences, and their challenges at the heart of what we do. Our many and varied events provide opportunities for us to collect and share valuable insight, enabling us to play our part in championing better work and working lives across Wales.

Lesley Richards

Lesley Richards - Head of CIPD Wales

Lesley has had a long involvement with the CIPD, having joined the South East Wales branch as a student member and holding a number of branch roles before chairing the branch for three years, and progressing discussions which ultimately led to the creation of CIPD Wales. As Head of CIPD Wales, her role encompasses three main drivers - influencing policy, building partnerships, delivering for members - all aligned to the overall objective of representing the voice of CIPD in Wales and for Wales.

Email: l.richards@cipd.co.uk

What we do

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Establishing a CIPD voice

We are establishing the voice of CIPD in Wales, for Wales.

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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 Wales to engage, share learning, experiences and expertise at all career levels.

Conferences and events

Over the coming months we have a great variety of events and networking opportunities across the region, including our annual Awards, all-Wales conference, student conferences and a full calendar of branch events throughout the year.

See a list of our events below or download our events guide

Resources and insights

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

Opportunity through work

At the CIPD, our mission is to champion better work and working lives. We’ve produced a policy programme which, we believe, does this and which encourages the new Welsh Government to do the same.

Download the document below

Stay connected

You can keep in touch with CIPD Wales by following us on our social channels and signing up to our newsletter.

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