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

Talent Management Seminar LogoAs 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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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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CIPD Ireland HR Awards 2017We would like thank all the CIPD Awards applicants and to acknowledge the commitment and effort that is very evident in the submissions we received. We have been very impressed with the high quality of the applications and the calibre of the individuals and organisations involved. We will make seven national awards on 17 February 2017, and are working in tandem with our media partner, The Irish Times and our sponsors to bring you a great event.

So book now to join us for our prestigious HR Awards ceremony at 13.00 on Friday 17 February in the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge.

We are delighted to have the well-known broadcaster Kathryn Thomas to chair the Awards ceremony. Media personality Kathryn is one of Ireland’s most well known and loved broadcasters, having hosted Operation Transformation and fronted the hit series The Voice. As well as TV, she regularly features on radio, writes in the national media, along with running her own diet and exercise boot camp in West Cork.

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CIPD Ireland will host its first ever student conference on Tuesday 7 March in Dublin as an opportunity to increase engagement with our student members.

The conference will covers such topics as:

  • Career journeys of HR leaders – sharing the experiences of development and progression throughout their career
  • Building key skills such as credibility, networking, employability, use of social media
  • Current HR practices in Ireland
  • Future challenges of the HR profession and wider business context
  • Case study examples from businesses and HR professionals
  • Networking opportunities

We look forward to meeting you on the day. Book now to guarantee your place.

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Join us for our annual conference in Croke Park on Tuesday 25 April 2017. We will address the challenges that the profession faces in Designing the future of work. Come along to hear from leading thinkers on the principles and practices that will enable us to create organisations and workplaces where people thrive.

The conference will be followed by a dinner.

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1:1 clinics by appointment

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

Strand Hotel

University of Limerick

Greenhills Hotel

Strand Hotel

Midlands Region

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

This breakfast meeting will focus on a review of case law and other developments in employment law over the last year. There will be a particular emphasis on upcoming changes and what practitioners should be aware of over the coming year.

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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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South East Region

6.00pm Woodlands Hotel, Waterford

Our guest speaker from Linkedin, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, will share their data on the skills movement in Ireland and what is attracting and retaining employees.

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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

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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

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Western Region

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

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