Welcome to our branch

A warm welcome to the CIPD Branch in East London & Docklands. 

I am delighted to be your chair. I have worked in the people profession for about two decades for various public service organisations. As well as serving for this branch for two years, I was previously a longstanding committee member for the CIPD Branch in Central London.

I have a team of dedicated committee members. We aim to provide a programme of events tailored for our branch members and to ensure our events have a series of practical takeaways and for you to embed key insights into your organisations and to keep up to date with your own professional development.  

Our events are held online via MS Teams or in-person at a venue in East London.  We welcome your feedback on our events and also your suggestions for any future events.   

Please sign up to our newsletter and book your place on our Eventbrite page. 

We look forward to meeting you at our upcoming events.   

Susan Kan, Assoc CIPD

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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