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

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.

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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

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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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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

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

6.00pm Woodlands Hotel Waterford
Speaker Anne Hennessy, Chartered Psychologist

Keynote speaker Anne Hennessy, Chartered Psychologist, has been accredited by Multi Health Systems (MHS) Canada, the publishers of the EQ-i .20 instrument as one of 4 accredited trainers in Ireland. Through this training and her use of the instrument she has applied the concept of emotional intelligence in many organisations across a diverse range of projects in recent years. In this presentation she will share her insights into the theory and demonstrate the practical application of emotional intelligence including how EQ has made a difference to many individuals and organisations to help achieve personal growth and improve performance. The presentation will be followed by the AGM.

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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

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.

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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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