CIPD Manchester | Special Interest Groups

Chair's welcome

Additionally, I began our initial events on Flexible Working, hosted a fringe event on Modern Slavery at the CIPD ’ s Annual Conference and Exhibition in November 2019 and led last year ' s social media campaign raising awareness of Neurodiversity at Work. This is a hugely challenging time for all HR professionals and individuals as we manage the impact of Covid - 19, the most significant economic challenges of our lifetime, Brexit and the need to create a much fairer and more inclusive society.

I am delighted to take up the role of Chair of CIPD Manchester Branch, working alongside a great team of fellow committee members and Ambassadors. We are here to serve our profession and Manchester area people professional ' s community. I bring over 30 years of HR experience to the role of Chair, firstly in - house with several charities and then, for the past 20 years, running my L & D consultancy. I am passionate about L & D and the difference it can make to the performance and effectiveness of organisations. I have been volunteering with CIPD Manchester Branch for many years, initially as its Public Policy Lead and more recently leading its L & D Special Interest Group.

We have a lot to do as a profession, and I am looking forward to working with you, as we step up to these challenges together.

Rachel Burnham

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