Welcome to our branch

Welcome to the CIPD Coventry and Warwickshire branch. We're an active branch with just under 2,500 members living and working in the area. Whatever your professional needs and interests we're here to support you. If you are a member, we believe you can benefit most from your membership by being actively involved with the branch activities.

With our geography at the heart of the Midlands we especially welcome members from surrounding areas who find it easy to attend our events. We run a full range of different types of event covering a breadth of topics which people in HR and L&D want to learn more about. We also have a thriving special interest group for self-employed and sole practitioners. We're also flexible enough to welcome ideas from all our members for different types of events or new topics – if there is something you would like to see, please get in touch.

The branch also works collaboratively with other local branches in the region to develop member events, conferences and CPD opportunities.

Phil Ingle, Chartered FCIPD and Daljit Kaur

Branch Chairs

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

The CIPD branch in Coventry and Warwickshire provides a welcoming community for HR, L&D and OD professionals living and working in the city of Coventry or the surrounding country of Warwickshire. Whatever stage you're at in your career and whatever your areas of interest may be, you're welcome to get involved in our branch activities. Find out more about our programme of local branch events and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.  

Member-to-member mentoring

We connect members who want to develop new skills and progress their careers with members who have expertise in coaching and mentoring. 

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.

Self-employed and independents 

The branch runs a well-established special interest group (SIG) for members who are self-employed, independent practitioners or HR and L&D consultants. The branch provides SIG members with networking opportunities to share ideas, to meet others in similar work circumstances and development events specifically aimed at the learning and development needs identified for SIG members. The group also provides support to members new to self-employment or considering becoming independent.

This SIG was first set up in 2001. It has established monthly meetings called asSIGnations which take place on the first Monday of each month at the Stratford Manor Hotel from 10:00 to 11:30. There is no need to commit in advance, you can just go along to meet other SIG members in the relaxed and informal atmosphere. During the pandemic, these meetings have been taking place online, so please check on the branch events page to find out more about the next asSIGnations meeting.

In addition to the monthly networking meetings, the group also runs regular development events covering topics such as business planning, developing your brand, social media strategy and marketing.

To find out more and to join the Coventry and Warwickshire self employed group, please contact us.

Senior practitioners and Fellows 

The branch special interest group for senior practitioners and fellows provides a forum for members in senior HR and L&D roles across the region to network and develop key skills. The group is open to Chartered Fellows and Companions members of the CIPD and those is HRD and Head of HR roles, with group meetings by invitation only. For further information, contact the senior practitioners group and we can send you details of upcoming activities.

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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