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

Conrad Dublin

As skill shortages become more extensive across the economy, organisations are getting more creative in how they attract and retain employees. Join us for a seminar on 23 January 2017 in the Conrad Dublin as we explore what leading organisations in Ireland are doing to guarantee their future talent pipeline.

Our survey of HR practices in Ireland found that, not only are organisations seeking to hire more graduates and invest in their employer brand, they are also increasing development and upskilling of current employees.

Attend our one-day seminar to hear from a range of experts to find out:

  • The profile, practices and challenges of the HR community in Ireland.
  • How to attract top talent and the role of social media.
  • The aspects of performance management that work, and what to ditch.
  • What companies are doing to tackle employee turnover and strengthen employee engagement.

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Hilton Dublin, Kilmainham

This two day programme run by a leading HR analytics expert provides an in-depth introduction to HR analytics and enables you to develop the skills to initiate a human capital analytics journey.

Learn how to manage your analytics journey through:

  • Linking HR and business strategies
  • Assessing organisational readiness for analytics initiatives
  • Building the business case for analytics
  • Demonstrating the credibility and value added by HR
  • Using analytical insights to improve talent management processes
  • Defining the roles, capabilities, and structures required to maximise analytics effectiveness

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We've already held a breakfast forum on the labour market implications of Brexit this year. In addition, Mary Connaughton represented CIPD Ireland at the EAPM meetings and attended the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition in November in Manchester.

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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

6.30pm Greenhills Hotel
Speaker: Christine Cross

Understanding why people behave the way they do at work is not simply a matter of common sense. This session focuses on some of the rigorous scientific evidence that often contradicts our assumptions. By challenging our assumptions we can develop more successful ways of managing behaviour at work.

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University of Limerick

Strand Hotel

University of Limerick

Greenhills Hotel

Strand Hotel

Midlands Region

8.00am Sheraton Athlone Hotel
Speaker: Alastair Purdy, Partner, Purdy Fitzgerald Solicitors

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

6.00pm Institute of Technology Sligo
Speakers: Dr Gerard McMahon (Lecturer & Consultant in HR Management)
and Orla Leydon (Trainer & Consultant)

Drawing upon ‘best practice’ from extensive research and recent trends, Gerry will address the three key questions in respect of contemporary performance management practice:

  • Why do it?
  • Why does it fail?
  • How does it succeed?

Orla will then present some of the most effective practical techniques and skills that can assist all managers to get the best out of people and their performance management processes.

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Southern Region

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

7:30am The Clarion Hotel, Cork
Speaker: Mary Leamy, Senior Director, HR, BioMarin International Ltd

6.00pm Trend Micro, Cork Business and Technology Park, Cork
Speakers: Norma O’Callaghan, VP, Finance & Operations and Marianne Lee, Director Analytics & Financial Planning, Trend Micro

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, and health, sleep and shift work this year.

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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 Connacht Hotel, Galway
Speaker: Caoimhe Heery, Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors

9.00am Hotel Westport, Westport, Co. Mayo
Speaker: Caoimhe Heery, Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors

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