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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I'm delighted to welcome you to this new edition of our digital programme. We have some exciting developments in response to your annual branch survey feedback, with new activity streams to support you in your work, alongside our existing activities supporting OD and L&D professionals. There's something for everyone in our new programme, and with activities for students, experienced professionals and Fellows, we're strengthening our vision to be a valuable Career Partner. We will continue to support you in your work on Wellbeing and provide self-care opportunities for all of us in the People Profession – HR, OD and L&D with our HR Café, which this month will be exploring the use of poetry.

I hope to meet you at some of our future sessions online or in-person!

Rachel Burnham Chair CIPD Manchester Branch

Organisational Development

Inclusion & Diversity Does OD have a role to play?

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21 September 2021 17:00 Online Free

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.

Sharmila Kar Director of workforce, OD and inclusion Manchester Health and Care Commissioning

Christos Tsaprounis People Culture Leader Autotrader

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Membership Engagement

CIPD Professional Membership Its value and how to upgrade

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23 September 2021 18:30 Online Free

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

Emma Clayton Membership engagement lead

BOOK

Wellbeing

Happy talk Putting happiness front & centre for wellbeing

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30 September 2021 17:45 Online Free

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

BOOK

HR Book Club

HR Book Club Building an inclusive organization

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5 October 2021 18:30 Online Free

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.

The book is packed with case studies from organisations including KPMG, Uber, Salesforce, Harvard University and the NHS and will guide you through getting all stakeholders on board, measuring your interventions, and a variety of case studies - all designed to help you build an inclusive organisation.

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

BOOK

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.

BOOK

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

BOOK

CIPD Annual Conference '21 and exhibition

Seizing the opportunity: reinventing HR to create a responsible working world

Stream one - The people profession as hybrid working pioneers: mastering new ways of managing people, business and culture Stream two - The people profession as inclusion and engagement promoters: prioritising inclusion, wellbeing and employee experience Stream three - The people profession as strategic planners: applying skills, transformation, data and OD Discover how to use this window of opportunity to boost responsible business – by optimising the new world of hybrid working, making a step-change in engagement and inclusion and gearing up for transformational change. These themes underpin the three conference streams: The disruption which the pandemic has caused to work, society and the economy has created a unique opportunity for us to recast all three into a new, better mould. Above all, there is a widespread acceptance that the quality of working lives can be radically improved – and the people profession will have a pivotal role in how this is defined.

The conference takes place in Manchester and online so come and meet us in the members' lounge or one of the engagement zones

BOOK

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

SAVE THE DATE

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

Paul Hamlin Wellbeing lead

SAVE THE DATE

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:

Dave Harrison Managing Director

Rebecca Stevens Consultant

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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 month’s book then come discuss it with other HR professionals plus a special guest!

This month we’re 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. Remember, CIPD members get a 20% discount when purchasing books through Kogan Page! 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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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

This event has now ended. Follow the link below to access resources

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

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