Welcome to our branch

Thank you for visiting our branch page and for your interest in being part of a vibrant local community of people professionals.

We're an active branch with almost 2,000 members. We're spread across a wide geographical area of Fife, Forth Valley and Tayside. Whether you’re working in the people profession or a business leader, we believe you can benefit most from your membership by actively participating in the branch activities. This may be through attending events, contributing to our newsletters, participating in our online discussions, partnering and supporting our activities.

If you are a member, you can even join our branch committee and have a direct involvement in running the branch. Whatever level of involvement you can contribute, we have no doubt you will find it both valuable and enjoyable.

We have our members at the heart of everything we do. We support our members to Champion Better Work and Working Lives by encouraging local networks for practitioners, building capability, gaining new members, running events, providing visibility and input into public policy agendas and working collaboratively with other branches.

Emma Louden, Chartered MCIPD

Branch Chair

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our events

We collaborate with other branches and CIPD teams to offer vibrant networks and relevant events across Scotland. Connect, learn and share ideas with people professionals across our branch and beyond.

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We deliver for our members based on feedback from our local branch survey; for the branch year 2022/23 we are focussed on delivering across five cluster topic areas:

  1. Employee Relations
  2. Change
  3. Culture
  4. Skills & Capability
  5. Strategic HR

If you have ideas for improving what we have to offer or if you think we can help you with any aspect of your career or your continuing development, please contact us.

We have a core of dedicated volunteers who help organise branch activities and help our members to develop and learn as people professionals. We're always looking for more volunteer members so, should you want to get involved, please get in touch.

Agile volunteering

Our branch wants to involve as many members as possible with helping to improve how our branch listens and delivers for members. We've introduced an agile volunteering approach that gives members the opportunity to volunteer to take part in agile sprints to deliver specific improvement projects using agile working approaches - a great way for members to get involved with the branch, learn new skills AND help us improve.

Local speakers

We love to hear from our local members to speak at our events, sharing best practice, successes and learning journeys. If you have a story you could share we would love to hear from you.

Member listening

Our members are at the heart of everything we do. Our annual members feedback survey helps drive our plan for the following year in terms of topics, locations and the format for you to engage with the branch.

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.


Our branch is committed to providing great FREE CPD opportunities on topics from our annual members' survey and the CIPD's priorities for the profession. This includes CPD clinics covering what CPD is, explaining upgrading and other CIPD assessment, the Profession Map, mentoring, writing CVs and building a strong personal brand on social media.

Public sector network

This network was set up to try to increase member engagement from the public sector and to encourage public sector members to become more active within the branch. We are keen to hear from local members in this sector with suggestions about how this group can support you.

Employee engagement 

A key topic area from our member survey is employee engagement. Employees who have good quality jobs and are managed well, are not only happier, healthier and more fulfilled, but also more likely to drive productivity, better products or services, and innovation within organisations. Our employee engagement events focus on current CIPD research and shared examples of engagement across a range of organisations.


Promoting wellbeing in the workplace can help prevent stress and create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive. A defined wellbeing strategy, driven by leadership can have a hugely positive impact on employee engagement. Our events explore a range of pillars of wellbeing, sharing CIPD research, real business examples and signpost to lots of great resources available to support.

Organisational development

The purpose of the organisational development network group is to have like-minded people meet up two or three times per year to discuss current thinking around organisational development topics, share best practice and relate this to business challenges faced. Our meetings tend to contain small groups (around 15–20 people) to encourage discussion. We find this approach provides a great opportunity to share knowledge and experience in an informal manner.

New and aspiring HR Professionals

Our newest SIG. A local network for those new to the people profession with relevant speakers and signposting resources and guidance at the start of your career. 

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

Find other branches in our area

Four branches across Scotland serve more than 10,000 members. Together we deliver local branch events, professional networks, learning opportunities and special interest groups.

We collaborate with our branch volunteers to support our members and work with people professionals, employers, partners and government agencies across our area.

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