Welcome to our branch

As Branch Chair of the CIPD Hertfordshire Branch, I welcome you. We have a very active programme of events across the year, and you're very welcome to join us at any of our virtual or face-to-face events. Do check out our regular branch mailings for what is coming up.

Our committee of branch volunteers support all our events and special interest groups. We try to tailor our programmes to all our members, wherever you're in your HR career, including our very active independent and consultants group and our support for student members.

As a profession, we have some challenges ahead as we begin to navigate the changing world of work and ways of working. As a branch, we want to help support your professional and personal development by offering a programme tailored to learning more about these.

We're very interested to hear from our community members on what we offer as a branch and regularly canvas your views on this to help us develop and deliver an events programme that is interesting and exciting for you. Please do feel free at any time to contact us.

Thank you for your continuing support, and I look forward to welcoming you at our upcoming events.

Kerry McKay, 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. 

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Get involved

Hertfordshire is a large and lively branch, with around 3,500 members and a thriving and supportive local HR community. We run a popular programme of evening and weekend events, designed to help local people professionals develop their knowledge and network with like-minded people. Sessions are a mix of both virtual and face-to-face with plenty of opportunities for interaction and discussion with fellow professionals.

Our branch events are listed on Eventbrite, and all forthcoming sessions are promoted in our regular newsletters. Book your place early, as our sessions are often over-subscribed. Our branch committee members are always keen to welcome those who have not been to a branch event before – you'll find us a friendly and inclusive group.

We're always looking for enthusiastic local CIPD members to get involved in the planning and running of our events. Joining us as a 'friend' of the committee is a great way to start learning more about what we do and contributing your own ideas. If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch.

Anyone can sign up for the regular branch mailing to keep updated with what’s happening or join our HR in Herts group on LinkedIn, which is another of our regular communication channels. Some of our events are put on at short notice in reaction to topical issues, and this is often the first place you will find out about what is coming up. The group also provides a great opportunity to network with colleagues, share experiences and make new connections.

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.

Self-employed practitioners

We have a thriving special interest group (SIG) for self-employed practitioners, which is run in conjunction with the Chiltern Branch of the CIPD. All events are listed on our Eventbrite page, so just book a place if you’d like to come along.

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

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