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

(new graphic) Annual Conference and DinnerJoin 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.

Find out more and book now

Advancing technologies, globalisation, cost pressures, changing customer requirements and different employee expectations are just some of the issues organisations have to grapple with as they re-organise to meet competitor and market challenges.

If you’re faced with these challenges and are re-organising, restructuring, or changing other aspects of your organisation, our one-week intensive qualification programme in Dublin will give you the knowledge and skills needed when selecting and implementing OD interventions.

Find out more

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.

Find out more and register


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.

View reports of these events

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

6pm Radisson Hotel, Limerick
Speakers: Peter O’Brien, Adjudicator WRC
Muireann McEnery, Ibec
Pat O’Donoghue, SIPTU

This seminar will explore how a WRC adjudication meeting operates. All companies can be invited to a WRC hearing and then have to defend the decision they have taken regarding employees. The seminar will explain what to do when you are invited to a WRC hearing and will address the following topics:

  • How to prepare for an adjudication hearing 
  • What documents need to be filled
  • What time limits apply
  • How the adjudication hearing will be conducted
  • How to best represent your company at a WRC hearing
  • How the adjudication will take place
  • What are the feedback on the WRC and what changes are planned for the near future

Find out more and register

Strand Hotel

Midlands Region

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

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.

View reports of these events

South East Region

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.

Go to report

Southern Region

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

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

Internationally renowned author and lecturer, Professor Paddy Gunnigle, Chartered FCIPD, will be a guest speaker at this event. Paddy has had a long and distinguished career both in Ireland and abroad. He will offer you the benefit of his wide experience with a critical evaluation of the evolution of workforce management in Ireland and its implications on HR practice.

Find out more and register

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 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 and the future of HR over the last few months.

View reports of these events

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

5.30pm Menlo Park Hotel, Galway
Speaker: Jeff Turner Learning & Development Director - International Regions, Facebook

Find out more and register