Welcome to our branch

I am delighted to welcome you to our CIPD branch in Leicestershire. We are a group of like-minded volunteers who are committed to providing a strong presence in the area to ensure that you, as HR and L&D professionals, are getting what you deserve from your CIPD membership. We are striving to ensure that there is an excellent local offering available to those who are part of our branch. At whatever stage in your career, we want to make sure that there is something for everyone.

Our work as branch volunteers is to champion the profession and support the work of the CIPD as a career partner to you. We will do this through running events, working closely with the CIPD to provide mentor/mentee relationships, running networks and more.

We serve over 2000 members in the Leicestershire area, and we believe that everyone has a part to play in making the branch a great network of people professionals developing and championing the world of work. We look forward to meeting and developing professional relationships with you all.

Lauren Gray, Assoc CIPD 

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

Our Leicestershire branch is a vibrant, welcoming and enthusiastic community with over 2100 members from a diverse range of backgrounds in HR, OD and learning and development.

Whatever your professional needs and interests, we can support you. The Leicestershire branch offers a range of timely, inspiring and thought-provoking events which will help to aid continuous learning and development - these are free for members and are a great opportunity for CPD and networking.

Our events are held virtually and face-to-face, and we welcome all CIPD members along with a passion for HR, OD and learning and development.

Whatever your career stage, you can really benefit from branch membership. Please contact us for more information about how you can get involved and make a difference in the people profession.

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!

Email us

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.

Independents and freelancers

Led by Joy Collison, Chartered FCIPD, our Independents and Freelancers group has been established since 2019 and we have experience and knowledge not limited to but including the world of generalist HR, L&D, strategic planning, employee relations, wellbeing and business psychology.

We meet monthly to discuss, explore and share knowledge across a broad range of subjects, such as mental health, redundancy and current HR challenges. We are fortunate to have a group of experts willing to facilitate sessions in their areas of expertise, and we welcome any independent Leicestershire-based people practitioners to our group.

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

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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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