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[Updated September 2018.]

Make 2018 your best year yet with more than 160 UK Human Resources and Learning & Development events across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales.


If there’s one thing we need to ease us gently out of our Turkey-and-Prosecco coma and into a shiny new go-getting year, it’s some easy career wins.

That’s why we love professional events so much. HR and L&D events are a double-win: they let you develop your professional skills while building your network.

They’re also super-fun: you’re surrounded by like-minded, interesting people all focused on building a better future for work and working lives - exactly the inspiration you need to keep your 2018 on track.

So pop a painkiller for your three-day hangover and add these HR and L&D events to your new years’ resolutions. It’s definitely more fun than the gym.

If you know of any events we’ve missed, Tweet us at @ICSLearn and we’ll update the list! 


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L&D and HR Events Scotland

 

Aberdeen: October 2 - System Team Coaching (How HR Can Empower Managers to Manage Team Dynamics)

Aberdeen: October 11 - 10 Things You Need to Know about...Managing Sickness Absence

Aberdeen: October 30 - HR & GDPR Essentials for Business

Aberdeen: November 13 - CIPD Mental Health & Wellbeing: Business Pastors

Aberdeen: November 15 - The Annual Employment Law Conference 2018

Dundee: September 25 - Driving Effective Employee Performance

Dundee: October 17 - Hassle Free Recruitment – A step by step guide to recruiting for success

Edinburgh: September 26 - The Future of HR in the Workplace

Edinburgh September 27 - The WS Society Employment Conference

Edinburgh: October 9 - CIPD Membership Advice Clinic

Edinburgh: October 10 - Twitter - Meaningful Messages for Networking and Engagement (L&D Group)

Edinburgh: October 11 - CIPD Employment Law Update

Edinburgh: October 23 - HR & How to Manage your Staff Problems Effectively

Edinburgh: October 24 - The Future of Talent Acquisition 2018 and beyond

Edinburgh: November 14 - The Psychology of Ethnicity and Organisations - what does this mean for diversity and inclusion?

Edinburgh: November 22 - Learning that sticks: Storytelling for Impactful Learning (L&D Group)

Edinburgh: December 5 - CIPD Christmas Party and Student Prizegiving

Dumfries: September 21 - GDPR - “Am I too Late” and The Pitfalls of New Social Media

Dunfermline: October 16 - CIPD Mid Scotland Branch - Upgrading and CPD Surgery

Dunfermline: October 24 - CIPD Mid Scotland Branch - Change Management Event

Dunfermline: November 22 - CIPD Mid Scotland Branch - Wellbeing Event

Falkirk: September 27 - Team Working/Managing Meetings/Team Briefs

Glasgow: September 27 - Gravitate HR: Enabling Employee Engagement

Glasgow: October 10 - #truGlasgow - The Recruitment Unconference - 2018

Glasgow: October 25 - 10 Things You Need to Know about...Managing Sickness Absence

Glasgow: October 29 - Employment Law Conference

Glenrothes: September 26 - CIPD Mid Scotland Branch - HR Leaders Network

Kilmarnock: September 27 - CIPD Employment Law Update

Kilmarnock: October 24 - Develop your HR career – take the next step!

Kincardine: October 31 - CIPD Mid Scotland Branch - OD and L&D Event

Livingston: October 9 - Essential HR and H&S for Small Businesses

Livingston: November 2 - HR Essentials Workshop

Lochgilphead: October 16 - Culture and Engagement with Glenn Tunstall

Perth: November 14 - CIPD Mid Scotland Branch - Fellows Forum

Perth: November 14 - Driving Effective Employee Performance

Selkirk: November 21 - UK Working Lives: Pay and Benefit and Terms of Employment

Troon: October 3 - Scottish HR Network Inaugural Ayrshire Meeting

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L&D and HR Events Wales

 

Aberystwyth: November 6 - Mid Wales - CIPD Wales Fayre

Bridgend: September 20 - Employment Law Update 2018

Cardiff: September 20 - CIPD South East Wales - Leading what?

Cardiff: September 25 - Managing Absence Effectively

Cardiff: October 4 - CIPD Wales - Focus Group - Continuing Professional Development

Cardiff: October 11 - CIPD South East Wales - Terrifying technology?

Cardiff: October 12 - HR Professionals - Building Competence in Organisational Transformation

Cardiff: November 21 - Save Time, Save Money, Save Stress: Resolving Conflict at Work

Cardiff: November 22 - CIPD Wales Awards 2018

Llandudno: October 11 - CIPD North Wales - Trust: The foundation of engaged teamwork

Narbeth: October 16 - CIPD West Wales - Achieving and embedding an integrated wellbeing strategy

Newport: November 21 - HRMeet Newport

Newtown: October 16 - CIPD Mid Wales - Workplace Wellbeing

Swansea: October 23 - CIPD South West Wales - Competence, Competency and Capability

Swansea: November 14 - CIPD South West Wales - Action HR: Co-mentoring Workshop

Wrexham: November 14 - North Wales - CIPD Wales Fayre

 

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L&D and HR Events Northern Ireland

 

Belfast: Sep 21 – NORTHERN IRELAND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2017

Belfast: October 17 - Harvesting Tomorrows Skills HR Forum

Belfast: November 27 - CIPD Northern Ireland Annual Conference 2018

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L&D and HR Events North of England

 

Blackpool: September 26 - Mentoring explored: Everything you need to know from your feedback

Carlisle: September 25 - Managing and Facilitating Change Effectively

Carlisle: November 8 - The Influencers Guide to Leadership

Chester: October 17 - From Employee Engagement to Employee Experience

Chester le Street: November 15 - HR Knowledge

Darlington: November 5 - The Collaboration between HR, Recruitment and Marketing

Grimsby: September 20 - CIPD Employment Law Update

Harrogate: October 2 - When briefness and richness is your goal - Evening Event

Hull: September 27 - CIPD Employment Law Update  

Kendal: October 31 - CIPD Annual Employment Law Update

Leeds: September 25 - Let’s Talk… Doing business with Europe - employment and HR

Leeds: October 3 - HR Breakfast Club

Leeds: October 10/11 - Northern HR Summit 2018

Leeds: October 15 - Unconscious Bias Workshop

Leeds: October 17 - HR for Hospitality Networking Event

Liverpool: September 27 - Mentoring and Coaching in Today’s Organisation with Judith Barton

Liverpool: October 30 - Redundancy Workshop with Emlyn Williams, Weightmans

Liverpool: November 20 - From Absence to Attendance

Liverpool: November 22 - Good Work - How Do We Get There? From Education to Employability

Liverpool: November 27 - LGBT+ Inclusion – How far have we actually progressed?

Manchester: September 20 - Brexit Update - The Status of EU Nationals

Manchester: September 25 - Applying Design Thinking to Learning (Building L&D Skills)

Manchester: October 10 - Driving Productivity in SMEs

Manchester: October 23 - Greater Manchester’s Good Work Charter & The Role of HR

Manchester: October 30 - Banishing the Nightmare of Compliance Training

Manchester: November 13 - The Incredible 12 Week Marketing Plan – HR Edition

Manchester: December 4 - Building L&D Skills: The Art of the Digital

Middlesbrough: October 10 - The Future of Work is Human

Middlesbrough: November 14 - Home Grown Extremism and Role of HR including Tees Valley Branch Student Awards 2018

Newcastle: September 20 - HR Essentials Workshop

Newcastle: October 11 - CIPD: Making Apprenticeships Work!

Newcastle: October 16 - Save Time, Save Money, Save Stress: Resolving Conflict at Work

Newcastle: November 27 - Managing Performance Workshop

Preston: Sept 27 - Effective Recruitment & Retention

Preston: October 10 - Zero-hours Contracts, Self-employment and the Gig Economy

Preston: November 22 -  Forbes Employment Law Update

Rotherham: Sep 19 - HR Exchange - Dismissals

Rotherham: Nov 28 - HR Exchange - Investigations

Settle: October 5 - Make Space for Co-creation

Skipton: October 3 - CIPD Employment Law Update

St. Helens: December 6 - CIPD: Developing Our Future Leaders

Stockton on Tees: September 26 - CIPD Employment Law Update

Stockton on Tees: October 22 - Independent Professionals Group – HR & Org Development

Warrington: September 24 - Social Media - Employer Brand, Recruitment & Retention

York: September 27 - Women in the Workplace Seminar

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L&D and HR Events Midlands

 

Birmingham: September 25 - All aboard! The Importance of Apprenticeships

Birmingham: October 16/17 - The World of Learning Conference & Exhibition

Birmingham: October 24 - Inclusive Leadership - The Low-Down and the Game Plan

Birmingham: October 29 - Managing Emotional Safety @ Work

Birmingham: Nov 6 - Free HR Strategic Positioning Event – Birmingham, UK

Birmingham: November 7 - Cultural cornerstones - what's influencing your organisation's performance?

Birmingham: November 13 - HOW TO BECOME AN EFFECTIVE MANAGER

Birmingham: November 21 - Changing pain into purpose through HR policies

Birmingham: November 22 - Breakfast Workshop: Workplace Wellbeing

Birmingham: November 29 - Policy Event - Managing the Menopause at Work

Birmingham: December 6 - CIPD Mock Employment Tribunal

Birmingham: December 6 - Understanding the Basics of HR Management in General Practice

Coventry: September 26 - CIPD Employment Law Update - Breakfast Bites

Coventry: September 26 - CIPD Employment Law Update - Mid Morning Session

Coventry: October 25 - People and Strategy: Aligning People Strategy to the Business Strategy

Coventry: November 5 - Organisational Network Analysis: The future of HR analytics

Coventry: Nov 29 - Sales Learning & Development (SLD) 2018

Crick: September 26 - Great Teams start with Belbin!

Derby: September 28 - HR Roundtable Breakfast

Derby: October 5 - Managing your Reputation - National Minimum Wage

Derby: October 17 - CIPD Employment Law Update

Derby: November 6 - HR Essentials for Front Line Managers

Derby: November 22 - Walking the line – Why management still matters

Kidderminster: September 25 - CIPD Annual Employment Law Seminar

Kenilworth: November 8 - How To Develop Women Leaders Workshop

Kettering: September 28 - HR Solutions Great Big Coffee Morning

Kettering: November 6 - CIPD Employment Law Update

Leicester: September 27 - Mental Health Awareness for Managers - Breakfast Session

Leicester: September 27 - Mental Health Awareness for Managers - Late Morning Session

Leicester: October 2 - HRXchange - Autumn Employment Law Update

Leicester: October 30 - CIPD Employment Law Update - Lunchtime

Leicester: October 30 - CIPD Employment Law Update - Evening

Leicester: November 20 - HRXchange - Winter Preventing sexual harassment at work

Lichfield: September 27 - Creating a Collaborative Workplace and HR Roundtable Discussion

Long Eaton: October 16 - Employment law and HR seminar: protected conversations

Market Harborough: October 3 - HRHuddle - The Secrets of Employee Engagement to Retain Key Talent

Northampton: October 11 - CIPD Employment Law Update - Breakfast Session

Northampton: October 11 - CIPD Employment Law Update - Evening Session

Northampton: October 16 - Coaching Supervision Group

Nottingham: November 7 - Mentee Workshop and Pairing Event: How to get the most out of a mentoring partnership

Nottingham: November 29 - HR Roundtable Breakfast

Nottingham: Dec 5 & 6 – CIPD Applied Research Conference 2018

Shrewsbury: Sep 27 – CIPD Shropshire Branch: Volunteering in the Workplace Event

Shrewsbury: Oct 10 – CIPD Shropshire Branch: Wellbeing Event

Shrewsbury: Nov 8 – CIPD Shropshire Branch: Employment Law Special Interests Group

Stratford-upon-Avon: October 1- CIPD asSIGnations meeting - Self Employed Special Interest Group

Telford: September 24 - Volunteering in the Workplace Event

Telford: November 21 - CIPD Student Event - Getting the Most of Your Membership

Wellingborough: October 3 - Employment law workshop - Discrimination awareness

Wolverhampton: October 11 - Practical HR for Managers who need to know HR

Wolverhampton: November 13 - Taking the Grief out of Grievance

Worcester: Nov 7 – CIPD Branch Coaching Group: Endings - the only way to start a journey

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L&D and HR Events South of England

 

Alresford: October 17 - HR - The nuts and bolts for small business owners

Ashford: October 30 - Attracting and retaining the best talent in Kent - Dakota Blue Breakfast Club

Ashford: November 6 - CIPD Two Hot Topics - One Evening

Basingstoke: September 26 - Why we've got 360 feedback all wrong

Basingstoke: October 18 - Explore the CIPD Profession Map

Basingstoke: November 15 - HR Leadership - How Bruce Willis Are You?

Bath: November 8 - Diversifying your recruitment: Unlocking the workforce

Bedford: September 21 - Professional Methods for “Waving Goodbye” (TUPE and redundancy)

Bedford: September 24 - Mentoring Scheme Conference Call

Bedford: November 29 - Health and Wellbeing initiatives for better absence management

Bournemouth: October 11 - CIPD - Increasing Wellbeing & Resilience – Sally Gunnell, OBE

Bournemouth: December 11 - How can coaching be of value to your organisation?

Brighton: October 27 - CIPD Student Conference

Bristol: September 27 - HR Business Breakfast

Bristol: September 28 - HR Performance Management for Employers

Bristol: October 2 - Essential HR Skills

Bristol: October 5 - Legalities of Being an Independent HR/L&D Practitioner Part II

Bristol: October 24 - Leadership identities - a cultural, inter-generational perspective

Bristol: October 30 - Advanced Communication and Influencing Skills Workshop

Bristol: November 6 - The future of the workplace

Bristol: November 15 - The 2018 HR Ethics Workshop

Bristol: November 15 - Effective Team Leadership Training

Bristol: November 27 - Managing Performance Training

Bristol: December 6 - Employment Law Day 2018 - sponsored by Ashfords

Bury St Edmunds: Oct 11 - Ashtons Legal HR / Employment Law Breakfast (Bury St Edmunds)

Calcot: October 3 - Apprenticeships - how do we unlock the potential?

Cambridge: Oct 4 - Ashtons Legal HR / Employment Law Breakfast (Cambridge)

Canterbury: October 18 - Employment Law Club Oct 2018

Chalfont St Giles: October 6 - CIPD Chiltern Branch: Upgrading Workshop

Chandlers Ford: October 3 - Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace

Cheltenham: November 21 - Career Development in the HR profession

Cheltenham: Dec 7 - HR FOCUS GROUP

Chichester: November 19 - West Coast Networking - November 2018

Cranfield: September 27 - Developing a People Strategy for the Future World of Work

Crewe: October 3 - Talent Management

Dorking: November 7 - Stress and wellness in the workplace

Emersons Green: December 11 - Disciplinary and Grievance Training

Gerrard’s Cross: October 10 - Workplace Recognition & Engagement

Gerrard’s Cross: November 14 - CIPD Chiltern Branch Event: Insight into TUPE - Mergers & Downsizing

Gloucester: October 10 - L&D’s role in supporting employees through ‘VUCA’ times

Gloucester: October 17 - CIPD Employment Law Update

Godalming: October 23 - Talent Attraction and Retention

Guildford: October 16 - The future of work is now: Building discretionary effort within constant change

Guildford: November 17 - MyHRCareer event

Guildford: November 8 - GDPR 6 months on

Guildford: December 14 - Resilience - understanding what it is and why you need it

Farnborough: November 21 - Skanska - leaders in diversity and inclusion

Flitwick: October 10 - Coaching for Resilience

Hastings: October 2 - East Coast Networking - Leadership, Recruitment & Retention

Hatfield: October 10 - Mentoring Speed Dating

Hatfield: November 15 - Volunteering with CIPD

Haywards Heath: September 25 - Independents Forum - September 2018 meeting

Impington: October 4 - Ashtons HR & Employment Law Breakfast

Ipswich: September 24 - HR Development Programme - Ipswich

Ipswich: October 8 - CIPD Employment Law Update

Ipswich: Oct 9 - Ashtons Legal HR / Employment Law Breakfast (Ipswich)

Kidlington: October 17 - Bringing measurement to the coaching and development of people: Coaching & Mentoring

Kings Hill: October 18 - Employment Law – Hot Topics

Kings Lynn: October 11 - Employment Law Update

Lower Beeding: October 8 - Learning and Development - Co-working and Networking

Lower Beeding: December 3 - Thought Leadership - The future of work and the working environment

Maidstone: October 10 - Protecting your Business – Update on GDPR and Cybersecurity

Maidstone: October 10 - Mental Health in the Workplace

Maidstone: November 22 - 2018 Conference - The Evolution of HR

Milton Keynes: October 4 - This Is Us - LGBTQ+ Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Milton Keynes: October 9 - Mindful Leadership

Milton Keynes: November 21 - Mock Mediation - 'From Argument to Engagement'

Milton Keynes: November 27 - How to create an amazing learning culture

Norwich: Oct 2 - Ashtons Legal HR / Employment Law Breakfast (Norwich)

Norwich: October 10 - HR Apprenticeship Briefing Session

Norwich: October 11 - HR Energy - Digital HR as a Business Driver

Norwich: October 24 - Making the most out of apprenticeships

Peterborough: November 8 - Human Resourcefulness (Director/Senior-level HR Masterclass)

Portsmouth: September 25 - CIPD - Transgender, Inclusion & Diversity

Portsmouth: October 6 - CIPD - The Contribution Revolution – Getting the best out of millennials and the rest of the organisation

Portsmouth: December 5 - CIPD - Toucan Diversity - Disability Equality Training

Reading: October 10 - Employment law - are you up to date?

Reading: Oct 11 - Employment Law/HR Seminar 2018

Reading: October 12 - Managing HR Essentials: Managing within the Law

Reading: October 16 - 1 DAY WORKSHOP - THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO EMPLOYMENT LAW

Reading: November 12 - An introduction to coaching with the brain in mind: Coaching & Mentoring

Reading: December 11 - Christmas networking, knowledge sharing and fun quiz: Independent Consultants SIG

Southend-On-Sea: September 24 - CIPD Employment Law Update

Southend-On-Sea: November 27 - Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Workshop

Southampton: November 28 - CIPD - Induction - How to get it right to enhance retention

St Albans: September 25 - St Albans HR Forum

Swindon: September 24 - Inspiring Inclusion in the Workplace

Swindon: October 17 - HR 20:20 - The Future of Work – Presented by Peter Cheese and Simon Fanshawe OBE

Tonbridge: September 26 - HR Professionals Lunch

Theale: November 6 - How to keep your clients (happy): Independent Consultants SIG

Woking: October 13 - Understanding psychometrics

Worthing: November 12 - Employment Law Update with Coffin Mew

 

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L&D and HR Events London

 

September 24 - Coaching & Mentoring - Special Interest Group (SIG)

September 26 - CIPD Central London Employment Law Update

Sep 26 – 18:30 myHRparty 26.09.18 - London

Sep 26 & 27 - LONDON HR SUMMIT 2018

Oct 10 - Free HR Strategic Positioning Event

October 1 - CIPD London Meet-up-Monday networking evening

October 4 - CIPD North London Governance - Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom

October 4 - Coaching & Mentoring - Special Interest Group (SIG)

October 9 - Managing ill health at work

October 11 - CIPD West London Employment Law Update

October 17 - CIPD South west London Book Club

October 18 - CIPD South West London Career Enhancement - networking evening

October 27 - CIPD London Student Induction

October 30 - CIPD North London - We're entitled to good learning!

October 30 - CIPD West London Health & well-being - self-care for the HR profession

November 5 - CIPD London Meet-up-Monday networking evening

November 6 - Creating an LGBT+ inclusive organisation & CIPD LGBT+ Social 2018

November 7 - CIPD North London - Moving On Up

November 13 - CIPD Employment Law Update

November 13 - CIPD South West London Leadership - workshop

November 14 - CIPD D&I Question Time

Nov 15 – 08:30 Hiring Technical & Digital Talent - The Recruitment Events Co.

November 20 - CIPD North London Membership & Upgrading - information event

November 21 - OD for non-OD practitioners

Nov 21 –  myHRparty 21.11.18 - London

November 28 - CIPD London - PSF Launch

December 3 - CIPD London Meet-up-Monday networking evening - Xmas Social

December 4 - HR careers - information event

Dec 04 –  Employer Brand Management conference 2018

December 5 - Independent Consultants Group

Dec 06 –  Sleep, work and wellbeing: The role of employers

December 13 - CIPD South East Thames Xmas social - networking event

December 18 - Coaching & Mentoring - Special Interest Group (SIG)

  

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Online

Whether it’s through working, studying, or caring for family, we know it can be hard to find time to attend in-person events.

If you prefer your networking digital, we highly recommend a few enlightening Twitter chats:

  1. #HRHour, run by @HR_Hour at 8pm Thursdays
  2. #LDNights, run by @LnDConnect at 8pm Tuesdays
  3. #LDInsight, run by @LnDConnect at 8am Fridays

However you choose to connect with your fellow HR and L&D professionals, one thing's for sure - you'll make 2018 your best career year yet.

 


Many of these HR events are run by the CIPD. Find out more about getting CIPD qualified online.


 


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