Welcome to our branch

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Thanks for visiting the CIPD Birmingham branch page to find out more about us.

In Birmingham, we’re at the centre of everything - proud host of the Commonwealth Games, four hours within most of the UK’s population and home to the youngest population in Europe.

We’re a fun-loving, passionate and dedicated committee of volunteer people professionals who are all about ‘brummifying’ our CIPD experience. In our humble opinion, Birmingham is the best city in the UK and we try our utmost to reflect this in our event programme each year.

Our Committee is going through a number of changes at the moment and we’re re-establishing our vision, priorities and purpose. Look out for more updates here soon and in the meantime you are more than welcome to get in touch with me at: samina.amin@cipdbranch.co.uk

Samina Amin, Assoc CIPD

Branch Chair

Come along to
our events

Our members rate their access to a local branch in their top three membership benefits. Come along to our branch events to discover other CIPD benefits. Explore the issues and trends impacting our profession. Network, learn and share ideas with people professionals in our area. 

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Get involved

Get involved with CIPD Birmingham! Whether you're a generalist, specialist, an experienced practitioner or just starting out, we offer a range of events and activities where you can network and learn in an informal and friendly environment.

Our programme offers a range of contemporary topics supported by exceptional speakers. You may be interested joining one of Specialist Interest Groups, linking in for regular employment law updates or in attending a one-off event. Whatever your choice is, we offer great opportunities to network, learn and develop and would love you to join us, or look forward to seeing you again, soon.

We work collaboratively with other branches in the region, learning from each other. This also gives our CIPD members access to further regional events and learning opportunities.

Networking and learning

With workshops, round tables, panel discussions and expert speakers, our thought-provoking events cover everything our community needs. Network, learn and stay up to date. 


Keen to get involved, give back or raise your profile? Whatever your skills and interests, learn more about branch volunteering. 

Support for student members

Just starting out on your career? Want to meet experienced people professionals and keep up to date with all the topics you cover in your studies? We’re here for you as you study for your CIPD qualification.  

Want to get involved? Got an idea for an event? We want to hear from you!

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Join one of our special interest groups

We bring together people professionals with a common interest to network, share ideas and learn from one another. Please email us if you’d like to join one of our special interest groups.

Birmingham HR Leaders Network

The HR leaders network is a specialist interest group that provides an opportunity for senior HR leaders/professionals (HR Directors, Heads of HR, Senior Business Partners) or board level colleagues with a strategic responsibility for their workforce.

The network is an opportunity to discuss, debate the people agenda and help shape the strategic future direction of the workforce through learning what different organisations are doing to promote people and add value to the bottom line. Networking takes place in a relaxed and informal setting whilst hearing from great speakers. If you want to find out more about the HR leaders network, please get in touch.

Independents and Self Employed Network 

Grow myself, grow my business

The CIPD Birmingham independents and self-employed group is recognised for its friendly, warm welcome and focus on Grow myself and grow my business. The group offers an inspiring programme of events that does just that! Join with likeminded people to:

  • Share insight and what’s going well
  • Gain clarity and learn from others
  • Make great connections and grow your business

The independents and self-employed group exists to offers creative and innovative topics, nurturing and stimulating and active membership, the group provides a supportive and collaborative network for the self-employed and those considering self-employment. All CIPD members and their guests are welcome.

If you want to find out more about the independents and self-employed group, please get in touch.


Greater Birmingham Engage for Success: Share + Learn + Inspire Network 

The Greater Birmingham Engage for Success network meets four to five times a year, and we want to involve you! If you are keen to understand or are involved in employee engagement in the workplace, then this is a great opportunity. The network is run by volunteers who are passionate about engagement and sharing the ideas of Birmingham practitioners. The aim of the network is to:

  • Provide opportunities to network with like-minded people
  • Share best practice using techniques that you can take back to the workplace
  • Create space to reflect on what you are inspired to take back to improve employee engagement in your workplace.

Topics are driven by the needs who attend, so the programme evolves as the year progresses. If you want to find out more about the Greater Birmingham Engage for Success: Share + Learn + Inspire Network, please get in touch.

Get in touch to find out more. And let us know your ideas for other special interest groups. 

Find other branches in our area

Ten branches across the Midlands connect as the Midlands Area Partnership. Together we serve nearly 23,000 members, delivering local branch events, learning opportunities, professional networks and special interest groups. 

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