Welcome to our branch

The Northern Ireland Branch is a thriving community of CIPD members providing a strong, supportive professional network and I would encourage you all to get involved. 

I was delighted to be elected as branch chair in July 2022 and look forward to the challenges, learning and new experiences this will undoubtedly bring my way.

We have planned an exciting programme of events covering a diverse range of topics, including; Organisational Design, Organisational Development, Employment Law, Employee Relations, Total Reward and Future Trends in the People Profession.  Alongside our events, the branch will continue to deliver our successful member-to-member mentoring scheme and membership advice sessions.

Be sure to come along to one of our branch events and take the opportunity to network, collaborate, share ideas, and catch up with friends, peers, and colleagues.

I look forward to welcoming you all.

Nicola Barber, Chartered FCIPD

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

We’re an active branch with over 3,500 members. The CIPD Northern Ireland branch committee are a volunteer team of exceptionally committed and experienced HR professionals. In 2022/23, for the first time, we are especially delighted that the branch has two student CIPD members on the team.

There are lots of ways to get involved with the branch – come along to one of our events, engage with our online discussions and on our social media platforms. And you can sign up to our branch newsletter below. 

If you are interested in joining the branch committee team, we advertise volunteer opportunities online and in our newsletter around March/April each year. Joining the branch committee is an excellent way to broaden your network and build upon or share your skills.  

We are always looking to showcase local NI organisations and HR Talent – if you are interested in guest speaking at an event or participating in an online panel discussion to share your expertise or perhaps a case study, we would love to hear from you.
We are here for our members, and we are always open to exploring new ideas and opportunities, so if you have any ideas, or suggestions or if you are keen to get involved, please get in touch or chat with us at a future 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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