CIPD Manchester | Programme of Activities 2020-2021

Annual programme of activities

July 2020 - June 2021

Learning & networking opportunities for people professionals

in Manchester and Greater Manchester

#cipdMCR

Our vision

We are a dedicated career partner for the people profession. We engage our area membership and the wider business community, as trusted advisors, role models and mentors, at every stage in people ’ s working lives. We are an established voice for Greater Manchester. We are an essential partner in the development of an inclusive and thriving community and the people professionals within it.

We are a dedicated career partner for the people profession. We engage our area membership and the wider business community, as trusted advisors, role models and mentors, at every stage in people ’ s working lives. We are an established voice for Greater Manchester. We are an essential partner in the development of an inclusive and thriving community and the people professionals within it.

NAVIGATING FLEXIBILITY HYBRID WORKING, EQUALITY AND COVID19

FELLOWS FORUM

WELL-BEING GROUP

Our Fellows Forum brings together Chartered fellows and Senior HR professionals ( HR Directors, CHROs ) to discuss the critical challenges faced by HR. We provide a space to share innovative practice, cutting - edge research and a forum to debate, share ideas and build supportive senior - level peer networks.

Flexible working has always been a double - edged sword: bringing greater freedom for employees and employers, but also unexpected negative consequences for both. As organisations continue to oscillate between returning to work, working from home and new hybrid patterns of working, what can we learn from the lessons of the past to help navigate an uncertain future? We ' ll highlight some of the hidden costs and pitfalls of greater flexibility together with some of the pitfalls of flexibility, highlighting the implications of COVID 19 on flexible working.

Jill Rubery Speaker

Emma Banister Speaker

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3 December, 2020 Zoom meeting 18:00 - 19:30 Free to CIPD Members and non - members

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HOW POLICY IS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF WORK

CALLING ALL CIPD STUDENTS!

CIPD PUBLIC POLICY

You ' ll hear from Ben Willmott, the CIPD ' s Head of Policy, on how the CIPD is actively engaging with ministers, other policymakers and CIPD members to inform the views that influence government. Ben and his team have recently been instrumental in response to COVID - 19, supporting HR and employers with advice and guidance on the fast - paced employment changes, including furlough and returning to workplaces.

Join us to hear from the CIPD Policy Team and learn all you need to know how Policy impacts your studies and your career.

Public Policy impacts every area of the People Profession ; from employment law, inclusion and diversity to reward and organisational development. We will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to Policy, ensuring you ' re fully equipped to apply the knowledge and resources to your studies and career progression in the future. We ' ll also share with you how the CIPD Manchester Branch is ensuring that the established voice of People Professionals in Manchester is being heard at a national level.

By the end of the session, you will:

understand the impact of Policy on the future of work, feel confident in engaging on Policy matters a solid foundation for your future learning and career.

Ben Willmott Head of Public Policy Team, CIPD

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9 December 2020 Zoom meeting 18:30 - 19:30 Free to CIPD Members and non - members

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GETTING UNDER THE SKIN OF GOOD ORGANISATIONAL DESIGN

OD GROUP

LEADING THROUGH A PANDEMIC

Jaimini Lakhani is passionate about Organisational Design and works with organisations of all sizes through pivotal moments of change. She has worked in diverse industries - private, public and third sector, from construction to retail, from China to South Africa. Jaimini recently spoke at the CIPD ’ s first digital Organisational Development Conference and tutors on the institute ' s advanced Organisational Development and Design course.

How can we use organisational design to think about agility and innovation, better communication and collaboration? This highly interactive OD session will focus on the needs that have surfaced during the pandemic and help you in identifying the questions you need to answer. We ' ll encourage you to think about the application of OD in your context and to put some of the its principles into practice. We ' ll include emerging needs and trends and draw on themes from earlier OD sessions in this series.

She is a guest lecturer at Claude Littner Business School, University of West London

Jaimini Lakhani Director Lumiere Consultant, lecturer & CIPD OD Tutor

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28 January 2021 Zoom meeting 17:00 - 18:30 Free to CIPD Members and non - members

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MIND THE SKILLS GAP L&D CAKE CAMP

SESSION STRUCTURE

DETAILS

You ' ll discover:

Success for British organisations means minding, and closing, the gaps laid bare in the CIPD Learning & Skills Report 2020

an unreleased case study, learn more about and the research discuss key findings, and plan how you can address the skills gap

Our L & D group is delighted to welcome Lizzie Crowley, Senior Skills Advisor, CIPD and David Hayden, L & D Digital Learning Portfolio Manager, CIPD, for an interactive session.

Our cake camp activities will enable you to meet and extend your network of fellow professionals.

Lizzie Crowley Senior Skills Advisor, CIPD

David Hayden L&D Digital Learning Portfolio Manager, CIPD

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11 August 2020 Online event 17:30 - 19:00 £ 0 EVENT ENDED

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RESTRUCTURING IN A PANDEMIC

ABOUT MILLS & REEVE LLP

LEADING THROUGH A PANDEMIC

Mills & Reeve LLP help HR directors and business leaders sleep at night providing employment advice across the full range of services including Tribunal representation , restructuring , outsourcing and TUPE, family friendly issues, disciplinary and grievance matters. The Mills and Reeve team work closely with their clients adding value by providing first - class, clear practical and commercial advice on issues both big and small. The only law firm to be named in the Sunday Times “ Best 100 companies to work for ” for 16 consecutive years.

The COVID - 19 pandemic has had, and will continue to have, significant and far - reaching consequences for numerous organisations, with many forced to make significant changes to continue operating. Our content - rich webinar will focus on how to undertake a collective restructuring exercise and the legal obligations you need to be aware of. We also include practical tips as to how to run a consultation exercise during the current climate, given the issues it gives rise to, plus a Q & A session.

We are delighted to welcome back Sara Barrett and Miriam Guilding from Mills & Reeve LLP ( Manchester )

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21 September 2020 Webinar 12:30 - 14:00 £ 0

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CIPD STUDENT WELCOME WEBINAR

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

CALLING ALL CIPD STUDENTS!

Unlock your career potential!

We ' ll introduce you to the CIPD and what being a student member has to offer you during your studies and beyond into your career in the people profession. Learn about the support CIPD Manchester Branch can offer you during your studies and how being involved and connected with us can help you with your continued professional development. You will experience an immersion into the world of CIPD, from what resources are available to you, to giving you a flavour of the sorts of events you can attend to grow your knowledge and skills to advance yourself in the people profession.

Just starting out, changing careers or wanting to learn more about the people profession?

Combining CIPD membership with a CIPD qualification will speak volumes for your commitment towards good practice.

It will enable you to really stand out whilst boosting your career prospects.

Emma Smart is our Student & Centres engagement lead and will be hosting this webinar

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23 September 2020 Webinar 18:00 - 19:00 £ 0

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WILL YOUR ORGANISATION’S CULTURE HELP IT TO THRIVE?

OD GROUP

LEADING THROUGH A PANDEMIC

Seemingly overnight, the COVID - 19 pandemic ushered in a formidable global disruption both in its magnitude and in its intimacy. Referred to as “ The Great Pause, ” it forced individuals, organisations, and even humanity at large to stop, look inward, and then shift how they operate in the world. The research we ' ll consider collates the views and experience of more than 2,500 participants from around the world and will help you to understand what different groups of employees want going forward.

In this interactive session for senior HR and OD professionals we ' ll explore research carried out by the Barrett Values Centre on how COVID - 19 has impacted the values and culture of organisations.

What do employees and employers want to see more or less of going forward? Are these aligned?

We will help you to explore what this means for your organisation and how you might share this research to stimulate dialogue and change.

Liz Needham CIPD Mcr Organisational Development Lead

Zena Me Coach, Facilitator & Consultant Mamucium

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24 September 2020 Online event 17:00 - 18:30 £ 0

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BATTLE FOR SKILLS T LEVELS VS APPRENTICESHIP LEVY

SESSION STRUCTURE

L&D CAKE CAMP

In this interactive session, we ' ll present two T Level scenarios.

How will L & D support and utilise these two development routes?

You ' ll have the opportunity to discuss and plan how you might use T Levels in your organisation.

So far, the Apprenticeship Levy has been underused, and school leavers now have four types of T Levels from which to choose. It ' s time to focus on learning more about how you can use these two types of industry placement to benefit your organisation and its people. We will hear more from the Manchester College about T Levels and how they support students, and from Apprentify about the Apprenticeship Levy and why you should be spending it.

We will also include activity to enable you to get to know fellow members and extend your professional network.

Speakers

Carol Whitworth – Assistant Principal at the Manchester College Barry Atkins – Vice Principal at the Manchester College Sallyann Coleman - Head of Commercial at Apprentify Dave Morris - Global Head of

Daniel Taylor is our Learning & Development lead and will be chairing this session.

Learning and Employee Engagement at Mobica

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29 September 2020 Online session 17:15 - 19:15 £ 0

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HR'S ROLE IN ABOLISHING MODERN SLAVERY

ETHICAL PRACTICE

BACKGROUND

Modern slavery is where one person controls another by exploiting a vulnerability. It is often linked with human trafficking, where a person is forced into service against their will – usually forced work or prostitution. The control can be physical, financial or psychological.

The Modern Slavery Act requires all businesses with an annual turnover above £ 36 million to publish an annual statement on Modern Slavery and Trafficking, identifying what steps they are taking to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in their business ( and their supply chain ) . Despite this, one survey indicated that 77 % of organisations expected to find modern slavery in their operations or supply chain. Alongside the legal responsibilities, ethical practice is one of the core behaviours in the CIPD Profession Map. Reputations are based not only on an organisation ’ s delivery of its products and services, but on how it values its relationships with its staff and stakeholders, and how it establishes responsibility and accountability towards them.

This hard - hitting event with Susan Banister of the Slave - Free Alliance will focus on what HR professionals can do about modern slavery.

Susan Banister Slave - Free Alliance ; #24 ranked UK Corporate Modern Slavery Influencer 2018 ; Keynote Speaker ; Modern Slavery Consultant. Hope for Justice

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30 September 2020 Online session 17:45 - 19:30 £ 0

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CIPD STUDENT WELCOME WEBINAR

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

CALLING ALL CIPD STUDENTS!

We ' ll introduce you to the CIPD and what being a student member has to offer you during your studies and beyond into your career in the people profession. Learn about the support CIPD Manchester Branch can offer you during your studies and how being involved and connected with us can help you with your continued professional development. You will experience an immersion into the world of CIPD, from what resources are available to you, to giving you a flavour of the sorts of events you can attend to grow your knowledge and skills to advance yourself in the people profession.

Unlock your career potential!

Just starting out, changing careers or wanting to learn more about the people profession?

Combining CIPD membership with a CIPD qualification will speak volumes for your commitment towards good practice.

It will enable you to really stand out whilst boosting your career prospects.

Emma Smart is our Student & Centres engagement lead and will be hosting this webinar

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30 September 2020 Webinar 18:00 - 19:00 £ 0

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EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING POLICY, SIGNPOSTING OR EMBEDDING?

THE BASICS

WELL-BEING GROUP

Fostering employee well - being is good for people and the organisation.

People professionals have a lead role to play in steering the health and well - being agenda in organisations.

Promoting well - being can help prevent stress and create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive. Good health and well - being can be a core enabler of employee engagement and organisational performance.

In this session we ' ll invite you to share experiences and current working practices, measures of success and learnings from some of the issues faced. Our shared forum is designed for professionals from across different sectors. Together we ' ll learn about the current trends and how and why the people profession is supporting these programmes

Paul Hamlin is our well - being lead and will be hosting this online event.

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1 October 2020 Online session 17:45 - 19:45 £ 0

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POST-BREXIT IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

ABOUT MILLS & REEVE LLP

EMPLOYMENT LAW WEBINAR

Mills & Reeve LLP help HR directors and business leaders sleep at night providing employment advice across the full range of services including Tribunal representation , restructuring , outsourcing and TUPE, family friendly issues, disciplinary and grievance matters. The Mills and Reeve team work closely with their clients adding value by providing first - class, clear practical and commercial advice on issues both big and small. The only law firm to be named in the Sunday Times “ Best 100 companies to work for ” for 16 consecutive years.

European freedom of movement will end on 31 December 2020 and the new points - based immigration system will apply to all European and non - European applicants.While COVID - 19 has understandably taken up significant bandwidth for many businesses and institutions, it is crucial that employers take steps in good time to prepare for the new system. During our webinar we will cover what employers need to know about the new system and key actions to take now to prepare for the changes ahead. We are delighted to welcome Alex Russell from Mills & Reeve LLP. Alex leads the national Immigration team and advises employers and individuals on the full spectrum of immigration matters.

Alex Russell, Partner Mills & Reeve LLP

E: Alex.Russell @ Mills - Reeve.com T: 01603 693469

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6 October 2020 Webinar 12:30 - 14:00 £ 0

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN DIFFERENT SECTORS AND WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS?

SSPEAKERS

LEADING THROUGH A PANDEMIC

Carol Imrie. HR Operation Director for Marston Holdings. Marston Holdings is the UK ’ s largest judicial services Group, with circa 6,000 staff and self - employed agents. Sheila Lumsden. Deputy Regional Director Europe, British Council. The British Council is the United Kingdom ' s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We are pleased to announce our first speakers

Looking at the impact of COVID 19 through a sector lens

This session will include some short insightful inputs from our guest speakers representing different organisations across a variety of sectors. All have had very different experiences, challenges and learning throughout this pandemic thus far, which are are not necessarily talked about or visible to others. They will share their insights in terms of key learnings and what changes they will embed so that we can learn from their experiences as a broader population responsible for supporting the people with. whom we work. After that, we will work in smaller groups to consider what questions and insights this raises for you and how you might take those insights forward to facilitate change within your organisations.More speakers to be announced!

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7 October 2020 Webinar 17:30 - 19:00 £ 0

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CIPD STUDENT WELCOME WEBINAR

CALLING ALL CIPD STUDENTS!

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Unlock your career potential!

We ' ll introduce you to the CIPD and what being a student member has to offer you during your studies and beyond into your career in the people profession. Learn about the support CIPD Manchester Branch can offer you during your studies and how being involved and connected with us can help you with your continued professional development. You will experience an immersion into the world of CIPD, from what resources are available to you, to giving you a flavour of the sorts of events you can attend to grow your knowledge and skills to advance yourself in the people profession.

Just starting out, changing careers or wanting to learn more about the people profession?

Combining CIPD membership with a CIPD qualification will speak volumes for your commitment towards good practice.

It will enable you to really stand out whilst boosting your career prospects.

Emma Smart is our Student & Centres engagement lead and will be hosting this webinar

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7 October 2020 Webinar 18:00 - 19:00 £ 0

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LESSONS FROM COVID-19 AND BLACK LIVES MATTER

OUR SPEAKERS

MANAGING ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE

The Annual Joint Manchester Industrial Relations Society and CIPD Manchester Branch online event in collaboration with the Work and Equalities Institute. The aim will be to show how these different but linked environmental forces have helped to destroy any remaining credibility of the culture management school, and to highlight the implications for theorists and practitioners. This promises to be an insightful and challenging talk and discussion on issues fundamental to championing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the modern workplace.

This challenging talk by eminent and influential Emmanuel Ogbonna, will look at existing understanding of culture management in the context of recent developments in organisations and society that have been brought about by Covid - 19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. Following his presentation Professor Ogbonna will be joined as a discussant by Dr Wilson Wong, CIPD ’ s distinguished Head of Insight and Futures and Interim Head of Research.

Prof.Emmanuel Ogbonna, Professor of Management and Organization Cardiff Business School

Dr Wilson Wong , Head of Insight and Futures and Interim Head of Research CIPD

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15 October 2020 Webinar 18:00 - 19:30 £ 0

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WHAT ARE THE EMERGING NEEDS IN ORGANISATIONS RIGHT NOW?

OUR SPEAKERS

LEADING THROUGH A PANDEMIC

The session will pick up on themes raised from our earlier events looking at research on organisational culture and values and the experiences and learning from different sectors. It will also consider the impact on different groups and populations within organisations and what that means for organisational effectiveness. The session will be participatory with opportunities to think about application within your own organisation. We ' re delighted to welcome Zena Me, a pioneering coach, facilitator and consultant at Mamucium and Julie Drybrough, organisational culture consultant at Fuchsia Blue

This interactive session will look at the impact of COVID 19 on organisations and different teams and groups that organisations are formed of.

We will include some inputs on what needs and trends are being seen from different organisations and sectors and we will be joined by two experienced OD professionals who have deep experience in responding during times of crisis and change.

Zena Me, Pioneering coach, facilitator and consultant at Mamucium

Julie Drybrough , Organisational culture consultant at Fuchsia Blue

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22 October 2020 Webinar 17:00 - 19:00 £ 0

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COVID19 & WELLBEING DERAILMENT OR OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE?

BACKGROUND

WELL-BEING GROUP

In the second in our series of events we ' ll feedback from our launch event which took place on 1 October 2020 then we ' ll look more closely at well - being in the context of Covid - 19. We ' ll consider the impact of the pandemic on ourselves and our people. We ' ll also look at the practical approaches used across our region and beyond in tackling current and future issues resulting from Covid - 19. If you would like to contribute to some healthy discussions join us. We are highly motivated professionals representing a broad range of sectors, engaging in open discussion and debate in a safe space. Our sessions are open to all whether people professionals or not.

On the 1 October 2020 we held our first Well - being event focusing on attendees ' approaches to implementing employee Well - being programmes. We looked at how we can influence leadership teams and our people, whilst in parallel looking at existing challenges and how we ' fit this in ' .

You can read a summary of the event ' s outputs via our website.

Paul Hamlin is our well - being lead and will be hosting this online event.

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29 October 2020 Online session 17:45 - 19:30 £ 0

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CREATIVITY & AGILITY FOR L & D AND HR

ABOUT DR MARK BATEY

L&D CAKE CAMP DETAILS

A thinker and practitioner in creativity and innovation, Mark combines leading - edge academic insight, with international experience as a speaker, consultant, coach and facilitator. Mark is one of the most published researchers in the art of creativity in recent years and has worked with many notable organisations coaching leaders, facilitating teams and workshops, and helping to create new products, services and processes.

L&D & HR have never needed to be more creative or agile than right now.

In this interactive and engaging masterclass, international creativity and innovation expert Dr Mark Batey will share his experiences of creating winning agile products and cultures in L & D, HR and beyond. From what you need to do for yourself, to insights on how to create the right environment and leadership, Mark will provide you with a valuable opportunity to practice a new brainstorming tool and techniques to boost your team, thanks to his vast wisdom and ability to engage and inspire his audiences.

Mark Batey Speaker

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18 November 2020 Online event 17:30 - 19:15 £ 0

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EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING STARTS WITH YOU

THE BASICS

WELL-BEING GROUP

Fostering employee well - being is good for people and the organisation.

What do you do for your wellbeing?

During the session, we ' ll ask you to work in smaller groups ( breakout rooms ) to encourage open discussion on how you look after your wellbeing.

Promoting well - being can help prevent stress and create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive. Good health and well - being can be a core enabler of employee engagement and organisational performance. Our group brings together those interested in or involved in managing wellbeing within their organisation.

You ' ll be able to share the techniques you use and learn how others in your group look after their wellbeing.

We ' ll also share some methods for managing personal wellbeing which we hope you ' ll integrate in your daily routines.

Paul Hamlin is our well - being lead and will be hosting this online event.

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26 November 2020 Online session 17:45 - 19:45 £ 0

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