CIPD Manchester | Programme of Activities 2021-2022

Programme of activities Sept 2021- June 2022

Learn, develop and connect with people professionals across Manchester & Greater Manchester

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Pay Transparency & Gender Pay Gap

Employment Law Webinars

Diversity Roundtable with Peter Cheese

Student Engagement

Unwrapping L&D Learn about background, trends and more

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02 February 2022 18:00-19:30 Online Free

We'll take you further into the world of L&D by showing you what the field is in practice. You'll learn about its background and the current trends you need to be aware of.

You will learn what to expect in the field upon completing your studies.

Before we close the session, we'll encourage you to get to know each other so you can begin to build your professional and Personal Learning Network (PLN).

Daniel Taylor Learning and Skills Development Manager

HR Book Club

Flexible Working With Author Gemma Dale

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07 February 2022 18:30-20:00 Online Free

Read the book then join us to discuss

We will discuss chapters and themes and ask for your observations on the publication. We'll then work in smaller groups (breakout rooms) to consider specific questions before sharing the outcomes with the larger group. We will close the session with a Q&A session.

It may seem obvious but here's what to do after you register:

Purchase the book (details and discounts in confirmation email) Read the book before the event - give yourself enough time to finish it Make a note of your observations and questions as you read the book Review your notes before the event then bring your questions

Gemma Dale Lecturer, author & keynote speaker

Membership Engagement

Professional membership Its value and how to upgrade

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23 February 2022 18:30-19:30 Online Free

Covering the many benefits of CIPD membership

Our guest speaker, Lynne Fish FCIPD, will share her upgrading experience with you as well as helpful tips and advice for anyone considering taking this step. This event links to a Core Behaviour of the CIPD Profession Map under the Passion for learning sub-category; Demonstrating a proactive approach to developing your professional knowledge, skills and experience.

Catch-up on past events

Nothing beats attending a live event. Real time events build emotional connections and bring out everyone's authenticity. There's great additional value in the live chats as people comment and share their experiences. Having you with us helps to drive our events though your questions enabling us to tailor content on-the-spot to your exact needs. We feel your interactions make our live events so much more compelling. Large numbers can be daunting so we often use breakout rooms (never recorded) to enable you to work in smaller groups to discuss topics or scenarios.

Most of the time we'll also stay online for a short time after each event so you can continue to chat with us.

But, if you missed a live event we do offer a limited number of session recordings. You can catch up here or by visiting our YouTube channel. We blog about recent past events, available via our branch website.

Flick through our past events and explore the resources we've made available for you.

Student Engagement

New CIPD student welcome Get to know your local branch

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4 September 2021 10:00 Online Free

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Whether you're embarking on CIPD certificate, diploma or beginning a degree, join us for our official student welcome session. You'll meet Marta, our Student Engagement lead, as well as other volunteers. We'll introduce you to our dynamic branch and fill you in on the support we provide as your local career partner, empowering and inspiring you during your studies and throughout your career in the people profession. Discover the many CIPD membership benefits available to you, how to take advantage of numerous excellent opportunities to make valuable connections and learn from the experiences of others.

Marta Davenport-Wegner Student engagement lead

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Student Engagement

New CIPD student welcome Get to know your local branch

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10 September 2021 17:30 Online Free

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Whether you're embarking on CIPD certificate, diploma or beginning a degree, join us for our official student welcome session. You'll meet Marta, our Student Engagement lead, as well as other volunteers. We'll introduce you to our dynamic branch and fill you in on the support we provide as your local career partner, empowering and inspiring you during your studies and throughout your career in the people profession. Discover the many CIPD membership benefits available to you, how to take advantage of numerous excellent opportunities to make valuable connections and learn from the experiences of others.

Marta Davenport-Wegner Student engagement lead

Studying guide

HR Café

Self-care through poetry HR Café

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14 September 2021 12:30 Online Free

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During a relaxing hour for HR professionals to chat, share experiences and ideas for unwinding in a safe, interactive space. Lisa O'Hare - The Chief Poetry Officer - joins us for some self-care. Lisa is a poet and Chartered Tax Adviser. In May 2021 her debut poetry collection, ‘Lockdown Life, a Rollercoaster of Emotions’ was published by Master House Publishing.

Poetry needs no more than the words you have to hand. Discover how to use poetry to be present, and get to know yourself in a way you may not expect.

Our sessions help you to build good habits into your daily personal and professional routines so you can take good care of yourself first and foremost. Join us with your camera on or off, take part or simply listen. This is an hour for you to sit back and unwind and hopefully take away a tip or two that works for you.

Lisa O'Hare The Chief Poetry Officer

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Student Engagement

CIPD student welcome All you need to know as you embark on your studies

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17 September 2021 17:00 Online Free

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Whether you're embarking on CIPD certificate, diploma or beginning a degree, join us for our final student welcome session. You'll meet Marta, our Student Engagement lead, as well as other volunteers. We'll introduce you to our dynamic branch and fill you in on the support we provide as your local career partner, empowering and inspiring you during your studies and throughout your career in the people profession. Discover the many CIPD membership benefits available to you, how to take advantage of numerous excellent opportunities to make valuable connections and learn from the experiences of others.

Marta Davenport-Wegner Student engagement lead

Student FAQs

Organisational Development

Inclusion & Diversity Does OD have a role to play?

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21 September 2021 17:00 Online Free

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We will explore the relationship between inclusion, diversity and OD with Sharmila Kar, Director of Workforce, OD & Inclusion and Christos Tsaprounis, People and Culture Leader. They will share their thoughts on achieving an inclusive and diverse organisation and the role of OD in practice, giving examples from their organisations. They will challenge you to reflect on your role in the workplace. This event is aimed at senior OD practitioners or those aspiring to work at this level. It is also suitable for HR and business leaders looking to learn more about Organisational Development and different approaches to inclusion and diversity.

Christos Tsaprounis People Culture Leader Autotrader Sharmila Kar Director of workforce, OD and inclusion Manchester Health and Care Commissioning

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Membership Engagement

CIPD Professional Membership Its value and how to upgrade 23 September 2021 18:30 Online Free This event has now ended. Follow the link below to access resources Date: Time: Where: Price: Thinking about joining the CIPD or upgrading your membership? This webinar will give you the information you need! CIPD membership is invaluable in supporting your development as a people professional, whether you are just starting out or have been working in the profession for a while. Being a CIPD member supports your learning and development, gives you professional recognition for your skills and abilities, and shows your commitment to the profession and its standards.

This webinar will cover the many benefits of CIPD membership including how to join and how to upgrade if you are an existing member

Jennifer Hulme, FCIPD Marlowe Fire & Security

Upgrading: Find out what's best for you

Wellbeing

Happy talk Putting happiness front & centre for wellbeing 30 September 2021 17:45 Online Free This event has now ended. Follow the link below to access resources Date: Time: Where: Price: We all want to be happy, right? Maybe you view happiness as a journey and not a destination or vice versa. As mental health gets pushed further up the agenda of individuals, businesses are being forced to pay attention. For the inspired early movers, genuine care for their teams can be a competitive edge. It is, however, rapidly becoming the next hygiene factor for the emotional contract and, as such, coming to the party late represents a business risk.

In this interactive and engaging webinar, Julian Hall will help you to understand your mix of key happiness components and how you can measure them.

Julian Hall

Julian Hall Founder & Director Calm People

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HR Book Club

HR Book Club Building an inclusive organization

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5 October 2021 18:30 Online Free

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Come along to discuss the book and its key themes with authors Stephen Frost and Raafi-Karim Alidina. A practical guide to creating an environment of real inclusion, this book explains how to remove unconscious bias from company processes, how to make the case for diversity and inclusion to all stakeholders and how to embed inclusion into an organisation's culture and overall business strategy.

Ask questions of the authors and share your thoughts on the ideas put forward.

Stephen Frost Founder & CEO of Included

Raafi-Karim Alidina Consultant at Included Read the summary

Fellow's Forum

Workplace bullying and its bystanders

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6 October 2021 12:00 Online Free

Presented by Dr Kara Ng, Presidential Fellow in Organisational Psychology, and Professor Karen Niven, Professor of Organisational Psychology, from Alliance Manchester Business School. Building, our session will examine the role of bystanders and how they may be an overlooked aspect of understanding bullying.

We will seek to answer several important questions, such as:

What exactly is workplace bullying? What causes it?

What are its effects? What has been done? How has COVID affected employees’ experiences with bullying?

This session is ideal for Chartered Fellows (FCIPD) and senior practitioners, interested in further understanding workplace bullying and learning about the most current research findings on the topic. There will be the opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences with other participants.

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Organisational Development

Ethical leadership Does it really matter and what is OD's role?

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14 October 2021 17:00 Online Free

Have reflected on the complex nature of ethical and unethical behaviour and how this shows up in leadership in organisations Have reflected on the ethical climate within your own organisation and some of the organisational practices that shape it Be clearer about what you feel are the risk factors in your organisation Better understand the role of codes of conduct Have explored ethical manifestos The CIPD, in its drive for professionalism, asks HR practitioners to 'See beyond rules to do what’s right by following three key principles: work matters, people matter, professionalism matters'. The desire to be principles led requires HR to be “an ethical steward”. How can you do this in a practical and professional way that enhances your personal reputation, your team’s effectiveness, and your organisation’s performance? By attending this session, you will :

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Caroline Wynn Nicola Jackson

HR Engagement

Recruitment challenges What's happening post-Covid?

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21 October 2021 17:30 Online Free

Where should you be focusing your recruitment process efforts? The pandemic is challenging companies to rethink traditional ways of operating. As we emerge cautiously from pandemic restrictions, more organisations are looking to increase their hiring activity. Join this informative session to learn what your HR peers are doing in the field of recruitment. Our session will include interactive group exercises as well as feedback and best practice sharing. We'll hear the latest views from the CIPD on recruiting in a post-COVID climate.

Emma O'Neill HR engagement lead

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Breakfast Camp

The shocking truth! HR's role in modern day slavery

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4 Nov, 2021 08:00 Manchester Central Free

Our breakfast camp brings together experts in the field of modern day slavery and human trafficking to share what HR professionals can do to understand signs and indicators associated with modern slavery. This highly interactive and conversational style event will provide you with practical steps to educate, implement and mitigate the risk of modern day slavery within your organisation.

We're offering refreshments on arrival to all participants comprising breakfast rolls*, fresh fruit, juices, tea and coffee.

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Susan Banister

vegetarian and vegan options

Employment Law

Tricky Covid Issues Legal update with Mills & Reeve LLP

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09 November 2021 12:00 Online Free

HR has been at the forefront of implementing the required business and people changes in response to COVID and government policy. Join us for a one hour lunchtime session to explore current legal challenges related to COVID.

We will cover:

Remote working and reasonable adjustments · Long Covid sickness absence and how to manage that · Issues of pregnancy/vaccination · Managing workers who refuse to work from office /home · Workers with vulnerable persons in their household · Asking about vaccination status

Event is open to everyone but would be most relevant to HR practitioners.

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Sara Barrett Partner

Pili Fernandez-Mahoney Senior Associate

Membership Engagement

CIPD Profession Map Exploring its value

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16 November 2021 18:30 Online Free

Join us to learn more about the CIPD Profession Map and how to use it as the foundation upon which to build your career. We'll help you to understand how it can guide you in:

making better decisions acting with confidence performing at your peak driving change in your organisation, and progressing in your career

No matter who you are in the profession, whether you’re a CIPD member or not, the Profession Map is relevant to you.

Emma Clayton Membership engagement lead

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Learning & Development

Benchmarking L&D Futureproofing learning

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021 18:00 Online Free

Discussions on the latest trends in L&D, where we are now as an industry and profession, and how we prepare for the future of learning

Join us with Gent Ahmetaj and Mike Shaw from Emerald Works to examine:

the latest trends in L&D, where we are now as an industry and profession, and how we prepare for the future of learning.

We'll draw on multiple empirical studies, academic and non-academic, to explore what top performers in our field are doing differently. Finally, we'll reflect on why it's important to be proactive future-thinkers, whether that's via benchmarking or any other means.

Gent Ahmetaj Head of Research Emerald Works

Mike Shaw Global Learning & OD Manager Emerald Works

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Wellbeing

Rivers of resilience Weathering the storms of business and life

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18 November 2021 17:45 Online Free

There are seven Rivers to Resilience, proven to equip you with knowledge and skills to enhance your performance, productivity, emotional intelligence and success whilst helping you to protect your bottom line —profit. We're pleased to welcome Martina Witter (part of the Rapha Therapy Services group) who uses the trademarked 'Rivers to Resilience' approach as a transformational, dynamic and experiential training process. Our session's learning outcomes include long-term sustained change by looking at:

self/emotional awareness & regulation cognitive training stress management physical health fitness & exercise social connectedness & spirituality growth mindset and self-affirmations

Julian Hall

Martina Witter Rapha Therapy Services

Learn more about resilience

Remembering Mike Marchington An esteemed academic in HR and employment relations

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18 November 2021 18:00 Online Free

Julian Hall Join us with Prof Jill Rubery, Prof Damian Grimshaw, Prof Tony Dundon and Dr Gail Hebson from the University of Manchester and Ali House, Heather Bond and Jonny Gifford from the CIPD to reflect on his work and contributions and to learn about the new CIPD Marchington Research Grant. We are honored to join Manchester Industrial Relations Society (MIRS) and the Work and Equalities Institute at the University of Manchester to remember and reflect on the work and contributions of Prof Mick Marchington, who sadly passed away on 24 February 2021, aged 71. Mick was an esteemed academic in HR and employment relations and a longstanding friend and source of inspiration, expertise and support for many at the CIPD. Over many years, he helped develop the CIPD’s professional standards, qualifications and academic membership and was a lead examiner and quality panel chair accrediting CIPD centres. Mick's outstanding contributions as both Chief Examiner (1994-2002) and Chief Moderator for Standards (2002-2006) at the CIPD led to him being made a Chartered Companion in 2003. He strived for over thirty years to establish and maintain standards of excellence in the HR profession, taking on major tasks of both curriculum development and monitoring of standards.

Organisational Development

How to lead change at pace Series: What's next for leadership?

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25 November 2021 17:00 Online Free

Understand and have access to the tools to help your organisation put in place strategies and approaches that increase leader, team, and individual resourcefulness. Have insights into developing people's mindset around the pace of change and building resilience in teams to adapt quickly and flexibly to ever-changing environments. Gain knowledge about key positive psychology models helping to drive engagement, diversity and trust in teams; and ideas about how to apply these to design, lead and deliver change effectively and engagingly. What if your teams welcomed change and were more resourceful and responsive during the process? Discover FHOCAL, a revolutionary new model for leading change built on positive psychology. After this session you will:

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Dave Harrison Managing Director

Rebecca Stevens Consultant

HR Book Club

HR Book Club The Power to change by Campbell Macpherson

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7 December 2021 18:30 Online Free

Want to manage organisational change better? Read this December’s book then come discuss it with other HR professionals plus a special guest!

We'll be discussing ‘The Power to Change’ by Campbell Macpherson. Just in time for the New Year, this book will guide you through how to see and treat organisational change as personal change, the best ways to approach it, and how to break down barriers to change - all designed to help you turn challenges into advantages.

CIPD members get a 20% discount when purchasing books through Kogan Page, non-members 5%.

The HR Book Club welcomes all people professionals whether you're studying an HR qualification, just starting your career or are more experienced - we can all learn from each other’s perspectives!

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Campbell MacPherson Author

Student Engagement

Kick-start your career In HR or L&D

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15 December 2021 18:00-20:00 Online Free

With Sara Russell, Senior Careers Consultant

You'll learn about the importance and value of career planning, how to gain helpful volunteering experience, and how to boost your chances while using transferable skills. You'll also learn how the CIPD can support you in launching your career. We're delighted to welcome Sara Russell, Senior Career Consultant from The University of Manchester, who will talk about the importance of professional networking and how CIPD students can approach their job search from a strategic point of view.

Sara Russell Senior Careers Consultant Alliance Manchester Business School

Career guidance

Learning & Development

Taking the first steps into marketing yourself in-house

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19 January 2022 17:30-19:00 Online Free

In this interactive workshop you'll learn how, by applying marketing basics, you can get your stakeholder's attention and drive engagement in your learning initiatives. Discover how to apply your current working practices in fresh ways to bring about more satisfactory results. This small step could make a big difference.

James Barrass Banks Head of Marketing Institute of Occupational Medicine

Inclusion & Diversity

Supporting the progression of black and ethnically diverse talent

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25 January 2022 12:30-13:00 Online Free

The aim of the session is to understand what blockers are preventing Black and ethnically diverse talent from progressing into senior positions and what HR professionals, line managers and allies can do to help progress talent into senior leadership roles. The session is designed for HR professionals and leaders who are aiming to improve representation of ethnically diverse talent and improve a culture around allyship in the workplace.

Branch Officers

Rachel Burnham Branch Chair Manchester.Chair@cipdbranch.co.uk Emma Brookes Branch Vice-chair & Public policy manchester.covicechair1@cipdbranch.co.uk Samantha Lubanzu

Career Partner

Established Voice

Branch Vice-chair & Inclusion & Diversity

David Beech Branch Treasurer Adele Thorley Branch Secretary Manchester.Secretary@cipdbranch.co.uk

Innovative & Creative

Committee Members

Dynamic Connector

Carol Atkinson Fellows Forum

To be announced Student engagement Steven Berry Social media Emma Clayton Membership engagement

Branch Ambassadors

Pip Amey Branch Ambassador Artiana Blaize Branch Ambassador Teodora Calin Branch Ambassador Clare Campion Branch Ambassador Jean Carter Branch Ambassador Gary Cookson Branch Ambassador Giulia Falconeri Branch Ambassador

Jane Hanson Branch Ambassador

Lauren Harrop Branch Ambassador Gary Hewins Branch Ambassador Musa Jibril Branch Ambassador Roda Kitheka Branch Ambassador Wasim Mir Branch Ambassador Sally O'Shea Branch Ambassador

Paul Hamlin Wellbeing & HR Cafe

Liz Needham Organisational Development

Emma O'Neill HR Engagement

Daniel Taylor Learning & Development Rebecca Westaway

Administrator & Ambassador engagement rebecca.westaway@cipdbranch.co.uk

Ewelina N Wilson Standalone HR Practitioners

Contact manchester@cipdbranch.co.uk manchester-events@cipdbranch.co.uk

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