We’re part of the CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development. The CIPD is the voice of a worldwide community of more than 150,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives.

The CIPD Ireland Southern Region caters to the counties of Cork and Kerry. The region has an active network made up of HR and training professionals, students, academics, and business owners and leaders, who all share a common interest in learning about and sharing good HR practice and information on the management of and development of people, and related business topics.

We always welcome new members. You can contact us with any queries using the link below.

Mari Manning

We launched the CIPD Ireland Southern Region Programme of Events 2019/20 on Wednesday 11 September at Heineken Ireland, Letirim Street, Cork.

See all our events on EventBrite: CIPD Ireland or download the programme below.

21 November 2018 | CIPD Southern Region - Thriving in an Age of Disruption

John Mercer of Mercer Ireland gave CIPD Ireland - Southern Region members and guests a lot to think about at a breakfast presentation to HR professionals  at Rochestown Park Hotel on November 21 | 2018.

The topic 'Thriving in an Age of Disruption' was very thoughtful and engaging with great takeaways.

Read our full report on the event below and also download John's slides from the day:

6 March 2019 | CIPD Southern Region - CIPD Southern Region - Managing a Disciplinary & Investigation process

An audience of HR Professionals and students, at this sold out event, were treated to an exceptional learning experience in how to successfully manage a Disciplinary and Investigation process.

This event was presented by CIPD Southern Region, in conjunction with sponsors, Cork Institute of Technology at the Bishopstown Campus, Cork on Wednesday, 6th March, 2019.

Read our full report on the event below:

At the very successful CIPD Southern Region event, hosted by CIT at the Bishopstown Campus on March 6th, 2019 were: L to R: Margaret Collins, Chartered MCIPD, Hon. Secretary, CIPD Southern Region Committee; Martin Counihan, Chartered FCIPD, committee member; Emer O'Callaghan, BCL, Speaker; Kevin Herlihy, Actor; Mari Manning, Chartered MCIPD, Chair, CIPD Southern Region committee; Damien Cahill, Assoc. CIPD, Actor & committee member; Don Crowley, Academic CIPD, Head of Dept.of Organisational & Professional Development, CIT.


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