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The Ultimate List of UK HR and L&D Events in 2019



Supercharge your career in 2019 with our guide to the best events in HR and L&D. With over 200 events across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales, there’s something for everyone.


It’s New Year’s resolution time again, so why not put your career at the top of the list?

Professional HR and L&D events are a great way to give you a boost as they give you the chance to develop your skills and grow your network.

They’re also great fun. You’ll meet like-minded professionals who you can swap stories with and pick up handy tips from.

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

If you're looking for events in London, check out our ultimate list here


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South & East of England




L&D and HR Events Scotland


Aberdeen: June 25th - HR Hub Plus

Aberdeen: September 26th - How to avoid difficulties with discrimination and workplace ‘banter'

Aberdeen: November 28th - How has employment law developed in 2019 and what to expect for 2020

Dundee: July 11th - CIPD Mid Scotland Branch - HR Leaders Dinner

Dunfermline: July 31st - CIPD Mid Scotland Branch - Storytelling from an Organisational Development perspective

East Kilbride: July 11th - Wellbeing & Leadership - Grow Your Team's Performance

Edinburgh: July 9th - HR & How to Manage your Staff Problems Effectively

Edinburgh: July 24th - Leading and Managing Change

Edinburgh: September 26th - Employment Law Conference

Edinburgh: October 3rd - The Talent Gathering 2019

Glasgow: June 25th - Common HR mistakes made by Small Businesses in conjunction with Viridor

Glasgow: July 4th - Common HR mistakes made by Small Businesses

Glasgow: September 3rd - Marketing for HR Professionals Masterclass

Glasgow: September 6th - Working with People from Diverse Religion & Belief Identities

Glasgow: October 28th - Employment Law Conference

Glasgow: November 5th - Agile Leadership for Change

Inveraray: June 27th - Employee Engagement: Getting Engaged

Paisley: July 18th - Common HR Mistakes made by Small Businesses

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L&D and HR Events Wales


Cardiff: July 12th - CIPD Wales Public Policy Forum - immigration focus group

Ebbw Vale: July 25th - Valleys Business Breakfast

Gaerwen: July 2nd - My HR Crew Launch

Pontypridd: July 11th - HR Breakfast Briefing

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L&D and HR Events Northern Ireland


Belfast: June 27th - CIPD Classic Game Show Members' Social Event

Belfast: September 10th - Mind Matters: Mental Health Awareness Training

Belfast: September 12th - HR Essentials for Managers

Belfast: December 12th - Employment Law Update

Newry: July 25th - Managing Social Media in The Workplace

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L&D and HR Events North of England


Altrincham: July 9th - HR and H&S Essentials Workshop for SMEs

Altrincham: August 15th - Introduction to HR

Carlisle: July 4th - FREE HR Seminar - HR Essentials

Chorley: October 30th - HR and Payroll Workshop with Studholme-Bell Limited & Forbes Solicitors

Heswall: July 10th - HR Lunch Club: Dealing With Difficult Employees

Hull: July 4th - How HR can use analytics to make better decisions

Harrogate: July 1st - CIPD Self Employed Professionals Group

Killinghall: July 8th - Leadership, Career Development and the new CIPD Profession Map

Liverpool: June 25th - CIPD Merseyside - Ability Not Disability with DADA Fest

Manchester: June 26th - Modern Slavery and Trafficking Forum

Manchester: June 27th - Connecting HR Manchester 

Manchester: July 1st - CIPD Public Policy | Review & Outlook 2019

Manchester: July 3rd - Brexit Briefing - EU Staff

Manchester: July 8th - Using Tech Well | L&D Cake Camp

Manchester: July 17th - How to Systemise HR & Accelerate Team Growth

Manchester: July 18th - Immigration & Brexit: The Impact on Businesses/Hiring Foreign Workers

Manchester: September 5th - HR Breakfast Club

Manchester: October 3rd - Manchester In-house Recruitment Conference 2019

Manchester: November 6th - HRAfterparty 06.11.19 - Manchester

Mold: September 26th - HR Lunch Club - Mental Health in the Workplace

Newcastle upon Tyne: June 27th - Next Generation Networking - Newcastle Group

Newcastle upon Tyne: July 4th - Connecting HR North East #7

Newcastle upon Tyne: July 4th - Next Generation Networking - Newcastle Group

Newcastle upon Tyne: July 9th - SkillsBridge Masterclass - HR and Employment Law

Newcastle upon Tyne: October 9th - DisruptHR Newcastle #1

North Shields: July 17th - Essential Human Resource Skills

Newton Aycliffe: The Myth of Difficult People: An Introduction to Conversational Profiling

Penrith: June 28th - CIPD Cumbria - Accelerate HR - FREE HR Forum

Penrith: September 25th - Employee Engagement: Making the world a better place to work

Prenton: July 10th - The Principles of HR

Preston: June 27th - CIPD Lancashire AGM 2019 - Legal Update & The Future of Work is Human

Rotherham: September 18th - HR Exchange - Family Friendly Rights

Rotherham: November 28th - HR Exchange - Employment Status

Salford: July 11th - OD Skills for HR Professionals

Stockton on Tees: July 22nd - CIPD Independent Professionals Group – HR & Org Development

Stockton on Tees: July 23rd - A Day In The Life Employment & HR Workshop Series

Sunderland: September 25th - Essential HR Skills

Sunderland: December 2nd - Essential HR Skills

Thornton Hough: July 5th - The Hidden Cost Of Conflict - Workshop

Thornton Hough: September 13th - What Really Gets People Motivated?

Ulverston: July 10th - Accelerate HR - FREE HR Forum

Wakefield: June 25th - WIBN Women In HR, Recruitment & Coaching Event 

Warrington: June 26th - CIPD Mock Tribunal

Widnes: August 14th - Mental Health Awareness

Workington: July 23rd - Accelerate HR FREE HR Forum West of Cumbria

York: October 10th - DisruptHR York #2


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L&D and HR Events Midlands


Alsager: September 17th - CIPD: Digital Futurist and Artificial Intelligence

Birmingham: June 27th - Absence Management Seminar

Birmingham: July 2nd - Croner HR & Employment Law Seminar

Birmingham: July 12th - HR Showcase: People Analytics for High Impact HR

Birmingham: July 16th - CIPD Response to Immigration white paper

Birmingham: September 10th - Gateley Plc HRXchange Autumn Employment Law Update

Birmingham: September 12th - CIPD Employment Law Update

Birmingham: October 12th - CIPD Midlands Annual Event

Birmingham: November 28th - Gateley Plc HRXchange Winter Disciplinary investigations: a mock hearing

Burton-on-Trent: July 18th - Employee Relations Roundtable Breakfast

Derby: September 24th - HR Director Roundtable Breakfast

Hinckley: June 27th - Employee Experience: There's no substitute for experience

Kenilworth: July 10th -  HR Hot Topics - Networking Meeting

Lincoln: July 16th - Solution Focused Coaching

Market Harborough: July 10th - HR Huddle

Newcastle-under-Lyme: August 8th - Positive HR Forum August Meeting

Northampton: June 25th - Managing the Menopause in the Workplace

Northampton: October 22nd - Coaching Supervision Group

Nottingham: September 19th - DisruptHR Nottingham 2.0

Peterborough: July 3rdVisionary HR (Director/Senior-level HR Masterclass)

Peterborough: July 10th - HR Meetup | The Lifecycle of a Female Employee with Your People Potential

Peterborough: July 23rd - HR: Connect Over Coffee

Shrewsbury: June 25th - The ‘How to’ of Employee Engagement

Shrewsbury: September 17th - HR Lunch Club - Dealing With Difficult Employees

Solihull: November 12th - Mock Employment Tribunal 

Stafford: July 16th - Stafford HR and Health & Safety Event

Stoke on Trent: July 2nd - Discrimination in the Workplace Seminar

Stoke-on-Trent: September 20th - CIPD Student Event

Wolverhampton: July 3rd - How to lead through change and still get phenomenal business growth?

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L&D and HR Events South & East of England


Andover: June 25th - CIPD - James Potter The LinkedIn Man

Ascot: September 9th - Future HR Leaders Programme

Ashford: July 16th - The How-to of Employee Engagement

Ashford: July 31st - CIPD Wellbeing Trilogy Part 2

Ashford: October 3rd - Kent CIPD Awards Dinner 2019

Bath: June 24th - Mock Disciplinary Hearing

Bolney: June 27th - CIPD Branch Social at the Bolney Wine Estate

Bristol: June 24th - CIPD Summer Social at The Planetarium (inc: Annual Meeting)

Bristol: June 27th - HR technology workshop

Bristol: July 10th - HR Business Breakfast

Bristol: July 11th - Wellbeing & Mental Health in the Workplace Forum

Bristol: July 18th - The Essentials of People Management

Bristol: August 6th - HR Essential Skills

Bristol: September 18th - Managing Performance Training

Bristol: September 25th - Networking for recruitment, HR, employers and jobseekers

Bristol: September 26th - DisruptHR Bristol #3     

Bristol: October 16th - Time Management Skills Training

Bristol: October 16th - How Diversity can Transform your organisation - What you need to know

Bristol: October 18th - The Essentials of People Management

Bristol: November 12th - HR Essential Skills

Cambridge: June 25th - Mock Disciplinary Hearing

Cambridge: June 26th - HR Development Programme

Cambridge: July 4th - DisruptHR Cambridge #1

Cambridge: July 18th - HR Meetup | How business cultures affect equality and inclusion for women 

Cambridge: July 30th - Women In Business Network - Cambridge

Cambridge: September 13th - HR Essentials: Recruitment and New Appointments

Cambridge: September 26th - Proactive People Management

Cambridge: October 15th - How to identify talent, and what to do when you’ve found it

Cambridge: November 12th - HR Essentials: Ending of contracts & final stages of employee life cycle

Canterbury: July 25th - Employment Law Club

Canterbury: October 24th - Employment Law Club

Chichester: June 24th - CIPD West Coast Networking

Chiseldon: July 12th - Self-Employed Network Event – Speed Networking and Action Learning

Girton: September 25th - HR & Employment Law Essentials Breakfast Seminar

Gloucester: July 9th - Developing tomorrow’s leaders today

Ipswich: September 10th - HR Heroes - Managing Attendance

Kidlington: July 8th - Transforming teams: Coaching & Mentoring Special Interest Group

Maidstone: July 3rd - CIPD Kent Summer Social 

Maidstone: July 24th - CIPD Consultants Forum

Maidstone: July 25th - Identifying Leadership Potential Through Psychometric Testing

Milton: September 25th - Manage Thriving Teams

Oxford: June 27th - Manage Thriving Teams

Oxford: October 10th - Networking for recruitment, HR, employers and jobseekers

Portsmouth: September 24th - CIPD - The future of employee engagement and why it matters to you

Portsmouth: November 14th - CIPD - The Steps to Success

Reading: June 26th - Employment Tribunal- Are you prepared?

Reading: June 28th - Building Great Workplaces

Reading: July 4th - HR 1-1 Clinic

Reading: July 17th - The value of values - Change the way you recruit forever

Reading: September 12th - HR Leaders Event - Executive Leaders Network

Reading: October 15th - Mock Employment Tribunal

Saltash: June 24th - CIPD Devon and Cornwall: Annual Branch Meeting

Sevenoaks: June 27th - Business Psychology in the Workplace: HR & The Drama Triangle

Southampton: September 18th - CIPD - Welcoming U: A recipe for retention 

South Molton: June 27th - CIPD Devon and Cornwall: Employment Law Update

Swindon: July 2nd - NEWSROOM BOOTCAMP - using TV News to hardwire your team’s communications & soft skills

Tonbridge: July 9th - HR Professionals Lunch

Weston-super-Mare: July 5th - Emerging Themes by Independent Practitioners Group

Wantage: September 11th - Manage Thriving Teams

Weybridge: June 25th - Building your business case

Weybridge: June 25th - How to conduct an ER investigation

Underriver: June 27th - Business Psychology in the Workplace: HR & The Drama Triangle

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Whether it’s due to work, studies, 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


You might also like to join out LinkedIn group HR Voices with ICS Learn

It's entirely up to up how you choose to interact with your fellow HR and L&D professionals, but we know one thing's certain - you'll make 2019 the year of your career!


Ready to develop your HR & L&D career in 2019? Find out more about getting CIPD qualified online


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