Attend our national and regional conferences and other events to connect with CIPD, keep up to date with the issues facing HR and L&D and network with fellow professionals.

National Events

Join CIPD in Dublin for a thought-provoking and inspiring day packed with practical learning and networking.

Speakers from Microsoft, A&L Goodbody, Abbvie, PeoplePoint HR Shared Services and other high profile organisations will discuss their insights into HR developments. You will participate in practical workshops on how to prepare to land your dream job in HR and network to impress. The first CIPD Student Conference in Ireland will greatly benefit HR and L&D students and professionals!

Reasons to attend the CIPD Student Conference:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to help you develop your career in HR and L&D
  • Learn from HR experts and discover current and future trends to support your studies
  • Hear essential career advice from specialists
  • Network with your peers and PR professionals
  • Full lunch and post-conference wine reception included.

See the draft programme and book now

(thumbnail graphic) Annual conference 2017

Join us for an inspirational day in Croke Park exploring how HR and L&D professionals are shaping the future of work and the workplace.

Much is mooted that technology will rule the future workplace. Often lost in the conversation is the person. CIPD research demonstrates that the future of work is human; and the HR profession is pivotal in carving this future. CIPD Ireland is convening a growing community of business leaders, HR professionals, policy makers, thought-leaders, academics to progress the debate around the future of work is human.

You'll engage with lightning talks and café conversations where delegates explore and share whether the future of work really should, can and will be human and if so, how to support, develop and harness the power into a successful, productive and fulfilled workforce!

Then relax and continue the conversation at our conference dinner where you will have opportunities to chat with colleagues and delegates.

Early Bird rate available until 17 March 2017.

Find out more and book now

1:1 clinics by appointment

We held a breakfast forum on the labour market implications of Brexit in 2016. In addition, Mary Connaughton represented CIPD Ireland at the EAPM meetings and attended the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition in November in Manchester. So far in 2017, we've held a seminar addressing what is happening in talent management in Ireland.

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Regional Events

CIPD Ireland has six regions comprising:

  • Mid West
  • Midlands
  • North West
  • South East
  • Southern
  • Western

Mid West Region

Mid-West-Region-Programme-of-Events-2016-2017.pdf (198 KB) Mid West Region Programme of Events 2016/2017

6.00pm Radisson Hotel, Limerick
Speaker: Belinda Murphy

Organisations are beginning to understand the link between an engaged happy employee and performance on the job; equally the link between a stressed unproductive employee and absenteeism and illness. This event will highlight these links and the relevance of actioning a corporate wellness policy to create a well-being culture.

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University of Limerick

Greenhills Hotel

Strand Hotel

Midlands Region

6.00pm Sheraton Athlone Hotel
Speaker: Tim Hayes, Director/General Manager, HBH Group

6.00pm Wineport Lodge, Athlone
Speaker: Doreen Gerety, HR Director, EMEA, Kerry Group

We've already held an event on reality and practice in absence management this year.

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North West Region

2.30pm Institute of Technology Sligo
Speakers: Brian MacNeice, Founder and Managing Director, Kotinos Partners
and Cormac Hennessey, Senior Manager - Analytics, Deloitte Ireland

Keynote Addresses

  • Why are the All Blacks the best rugby team in the world? How does the Finnish School Education System deliver great results by breaking conventions? What are the performance secrets of some of the most impressive organisations around the world?
  • People analytics – becoming an insight driven HR function

Find out more and register

Southern Region

Southern-Region-Programme-of-Events-2016-2017.pdf (619 KB) Southern Region Programme of Events 2016/2017

6.00pm Cork Institute of Technology

A conversation with…

  • Conor O’Connell, CIF, on Industrial relations
  • Paul Kent, PepsiCo, on Flexible working
  • Dr Deirdre O’Donovan, CIT, on HR learning
  • Jennifer Cashman, RDJ, on The legal landscape

7:30am Maryborough House Hotel, Cork
Speaker: Author and Lecturer Paddy Gunnigle

6.00pm Port of Cork, Custom House Quay
Speaker: Peter O’Shaughnessy, Regional Director, Ibec

We've already held events on how to boost your wellbeing and ability to perform, how to grow your talent through a global mobility strategy, how to get the best out of psychometrics in HR, health, sleep and shift work, employee engagement and people analytics over the last few months.

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The Southern Region of CIPD Ireland is made up of members from the South of Ireland.

In 2016, we've developed a programme of events that will show:

  • clear learnings from our past
  • innovation and creativity for our present
  • forward thinking strategic focus for our future

Find out more about us

Western Region

Western-Region-Programme-of-Events-2016-2017.pdf (2 MB) Western Region Programme of Events 2016-2017

6.00pm Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway
Speaker: Shannon & O’Connor Solicitors

6.00pm JE Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUIG
Speakers: Dr Deirdre Curran, Lecturer, Department of Management, JE Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUIG
Sabine Walsh, President of Mediators’ Institute of Ireland

5.30pm Menlo Park Hotel, Galway
Speaker: Jeff Turner EMEA L&D Manager, Facebook