Welcome to our branch

A very warm welcome to the CIPD Devon and Cornwall branch.

The purpose of our branch is to promote and support the mission of the CIPD, Championing Better Work and Working Lives.

Devon and Cornwall is one of most geographically challenged and rural branches in the CIPD network. We have over 2,500 members including a vibrant student community.

Our challenge is to connect with our members from all corners of our region. Learning from the pandemic, we aim to do this with virtual events, networking and some face-to-face events. We provide our branch members, potential members and student community with opportunities to network and link with like-minded people professionals and keep up to date with evolving people management issues as part of their continuing professional development.

We look forward to welcoming you into our branch network.

Alison Lambert, Chartered MCIPD

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. 

We are part of the South West Region of branches and collaborate with our neighbouring branches to share ideas, feedback and to run larger regional online events. 

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Get involved

Our branch committee is made up of people professionals, who are CIPD members. We all volunteer our spare time, skills, talent, and experience in support of the CIPD’s purpose and to provide a local presence.

We moved away from sub-regions to enable us to provide a more holistic approach to our membership area. Our committee members take on specialist roles, working together to support the aims of our branch.

Committee vacancies will be promoted through our branch newsletter as they arise. We hold recruitment events as a South West Region to promote vacancies and to provide members with insight into volunteering.

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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