Annual Conference and Dinner 2017


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

730am The Irish Times
Speakers: Bank of Ireland Group: Career and Reward Framework, led by Julie Sharp, Head of Group HR, Bank of Ireland Group
Kerry Group: Driving Global Growth through Talent, led by Kate Brosnan, VP HR, Kerry EMEA

This is your chance, over breakfast, to hear from two inspiring 2017 CIPD Ireland HR Award winning organisations. These award winners were selected by their peers for achieving a very high standard, showing innovation and delivering on business objectives.

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6.30pm Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin

Are you not yet a member of CIPD and wish to become one?

Experience Assessment is a rigorous, time-efficient and rewarding way for HR and L&D professionals, practitioners and consultants to become a professional member of the CIPD.

Experience Assessment is a great choice if you:

  • Have current HR or L&D experience appropriate to the level you’re applying for.
  • Want recognition for your HR or L&D contribution to organisational success.
  • Seek a flexible route into professional membership that works around your lifestyle without having to study a full qualification.

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Are you a member of CIPD and wish to upgrade your membership?
By appointment only

Upgrading your CIPD membership is straightforward and rewarding and will enable you to:

  • Raise your profile further with international recognition (professional designations include Assoc CIPD, Chartered MCIPD and Chartered FCIPD).
  • Boost your career prospects and earning potential.
  • Be recognised for your level of knowledge and capability.
  • Enhance your credibility, relevance and professionalism in a competitive market.

To find out more about the CIPD upgrading workshops, please email Sarah Hughes. Call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6208 to book your appointment

Find out more, including fees and eligibility criteria

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 and the first CIPD student conference in Ireland.

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At the CIPD Ireland Annual Conference on 25 April 2017, we explored how we can shape the future of work by anticipating the changes to work and the work environment, attract, manage and retain the right people in the right jobs, all the while supporting diversity, inclusion, well-being and strategic organisational success.

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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 Greenhills Hotel, Limerick
Speakers: Gina London, Veteran CNN Reporter
John Fitzgerald, MD Harmonics Group, Executive Coach

International campaign strategist and corporate consultant Gina London will give you a road map to drive the potentially twisty trip of organisational change without hitting a pothole. John will then share his insights from working with many of Ireland’s leading organisations and their people going through change. This event includes a barbeque social.

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Strand Hotel

Midlands Region

We've already held events on reality and practice in absence management and the importance of training and development in the continued success of the Hodson Bay Group in the last few months.

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South East Region

The South East Region Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday 31 May in the Sabai Restaurant, Parnell Street, Waterford and will be followed by a social evening of networking.

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We held an event in February in Waterford with a guest speaker from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, who shared their data on the skills movement in Ireland and what is attracting and retaining employees.

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Southern Region

CIPD-Southern-Region-Programme-of-Events-2016-2017-V9.pdf (604 KB) Southern Region Programme of Events 2016/2017

We've already held events on how to boost your well-being 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, people analytics, the future of HR and the evolution of management 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

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