Welcome to our branch

A warm welcome to the East London and Docklands branch webpage, where below you can register for our upcoming branch events and learn more about our committee and core aims. We are a diverse and inclusive committee and welcome ideas for future events and requests to join the committee.

Our core aim is to provide a comprehensive programme of events tailored for our branch members in the East London and Docklands area. As such, we recognise the broad range of people management priorities in this diverse business community. We aim to ensure that events are designed in an inclusive and participatory manner and that our programme is flexible to ensure we address the most pressing HR issues of our time. Another key aim is to ensure events have a series of practical takeaways and people professionals can embed key insights into their organisations.

On behalf of the committee, we look forward to meeting you at upcoming events and please do share your ideas and feedback for events and branch activities. 

Terrie Lewis, Chartered MCIPD and Elaine Yerby, Chartered MCIPD

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. 

We are one of the seven branches in the London region, and larger events are run by the region. 

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Get involved

The East London and Docklands branch geographically covers some of the most diverse and dynamic business communities in the UK. Covering the Stratford area and the fast-paced developments at the 2012 Olympic Park, through to the ongoing developments in the Docklands and Royal Docks areas close to the Thames. Our branch members work in people roles for some of the largest organisations in the world, through to start-ups and thriving family and small businesses. The region also has several academic CIPD centres offering all levels of CIPD qualifications. 

The branch works closely with the universities, colleges and independent qualification providers in the region, and we seek to support our strong CIPD student membership base through tailored branch activities.

Our online branch events can be watched afterwards via YouTube.

We would love to hear from you if you would like to join the committee, become a friend of the committee or have an idea for a branch event.

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.

Managing workplace conflict and building restorative practices

Our branch has one special interest group called managing workplace conflict and building restorative practices. This is an inclusive community committed to improving how organisations and the people profession support managing conflict in organisations. Success with this can enhance the wellbeing of individuals and the wider health of organisations.

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

Find other branches in our area

Seven branches across London connect our network of 26,000 members. Our location, and the density of our membership, strengthens our relationships with other professional communities, employers, HR leaders, government agencies and academic centres. 

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