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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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L&D and HR Events Scotland


Aberdeen: November 26th - Immigration 2019 into 2020: New Prime Minister & Home Office Rules

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

Airdrie: November 28th - Employment Law Update

Bridge of Don: December 4th - CIPD HR Profession Map

Cumbernauld: November 27th - Managing Investigations and Disciplinary Hearings

Dunfermline: November 21st - CIPD Mid Scotland Branch - Wellfest!

Edinburgh: November 21st - Diversity and Inclusion

Edinburgh: November 21st - Scottish Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference 2019

Edinburgh: November 28th - Brexit Update

Edinburgh: November 28th - Diversity Works - Inclusive Business Seminar

Edinburgh: December 4th - CIPD Christmas Party & Student Prizegiving 

Galashiels: November 27th - CIPD Christmas Networking

Glasgow: November 27th - CIPD Mid Scotland Branch - Employment Law Webex

Glasgow: December 4th - Employment Law Breakfast - Pitfalls of the office party

Glasgow: December 5th - TALiNT In-House Leaders Scotland 2019

Glasgow: December 10th - Diversity Works - Inclusive Business Seminar

Hamilton: November 26th - HR & Mental health in the workplace Business Seminar

Inverness: December 3rd - Technology in the Workplace - Are your people "Always On"?

Inverness: December 6th - Managing everyday stress in the workplace

Kilmarnock: December 3rd -  Mental Health and Resilience at Work

Livingston: November 27th - CIPD The New Profession Map/Christmas celebration

Musselburgh: December 3rd - The Future is Accessible 2019

Stirling: November 27th - Workplace innovation masterclass

Stirling: December 3rd - Upskilling Your Workforce: Preparing for the Future

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L&D and HR Events Wales


Aberystwyth: November 26th - CIPD Mid and North Wales - Employment Update 

Cardiff: November 26th - Public Policy Forum - Roundtable - LGBT+ inclusion in the work

Cardiff: November 26th - Managing Sickness Absence

Cardiff: November 28th - Human Resource Management 1 Day Training

Cardiff: December 3rd - Employment Law Seminars

Cardiff: December 5th - ASK THE EXPERT with Pulse HR Consulting

Cardiff: December 11th - Maximising Your Mental Muscle 

Coychurch: November 20th - Employment Law Seminars

Northop: November 19th - The missing link... exploring mediation

Swansea: November 19th - Employment Law Seminar

Swansea: November 19th - An Inclusive Approach to Wellbeing

Swansea: December 10th - CIPD South West Wales - Restorative Approaches 

Webinar: November 28th - CIPD Wales - The New Profession Map - Core Behaviours 

Webinar: December 4th - CIPD Wales - The New Profession Map - Core Behaviours - Commercial drive

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L&D and HR Events Northern Ireland


Armagh: December 4th - Employment Law Compliance & HR Best Practice with Graphite HRM

Belfast: November 13th - CIPD Northern Ireland Awards - Winners' Showcase Breakfast

Belfast: November 15th - People and Skills Network 

Belfast: November 19th - The Fundamentals of Workplace Wellbeing Belfast

Belfast: November 27th - Dealing with Bullying & Harassment and Managing Grievance - Graphite HRM

Belfast: December 12th - Employment Law Update

Cookstown: November 19th - Developing a Deeper Understanding of Mental Health in the Workplace

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L&D and HR Events North of England


Altrincham: December 3rd - Securing Lasting Benefits from Transformational Change

Bradford: November 28th - Map your future with the new CIPD Profession Map

Carlisle: November 27th - Employment Law Update

Chester: November 19th - Branch Road Show Chester: CIPD Professional Map

Durham: November 20th - Student Panel Event 2019 - Current Issues in HR&D

Leeds: November 25th - Map your future with the new CIPD Profession Map

Liverpool: November 22nd - Let’s Talk about Mental Health and Workplace Wellbeing

Liverpool: December 3rd - Mock Tribunal - Bramhall's Law

Manchester: December 3rd - Securing Lasting Benefits from Transformational Change

Manchester: December 7th - Preparing your Dissertation and Management Research Report (Student Event)

Middlesbrough: November 27th - Student Awards and the New CIPD Profession Map

Penrith: December 5th - Accelerate HR: FREE HR Forum 

Rotherham: November 28th - HR Exchange - Employment Status

Scarborough: December 4th - HR & Employment Law Seminar

Sheffield: November 21st - Understanding and addressing the impact of domestic violence in the workplace

Sheffield: December 12th - The L&D Connect Community for Learning and Development Professionals

Sunderland: December 2nd - Essential HR Skills

Warrington: November 26th - How I Got Into HR & Professional Map

York: November 19th - Let’s Talk Mental Health in the Workplace

York: November 27th - The Well-being Effect... - Evening Event

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L&D and HR Events Midlands


Birmingham: November 26th - Peer Mentoring Initiative - Share, Learn and Inspire

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

Coventry: November 26th - How can you help your employees to thrive?

Coventry: December 13th - Getting into the right Mindset for 2020 - Development Day for Independents

Hinckley: December 2nd - An Introduction to Coaching and the GROW Model (one day course)

Kettering: November 20th - Why older workers are assets not liabilities in the workplace

Lincoln: December 11th - The Power of Inclusive Leadership: Just be good to people 

Loughborough: November 19th - Getting ready for the future of work & the future of learning

Markfield: November 21st - CIPD Independents Network Group - Launch Meeting

Newbury: November 20th - Does your last five years experience prepare you for the next five years? 

Nottingham: November 27th - Mentor and Mentee Workshop and Pairing Event: How to get the most out of a mentoring partnership

Stratford-upon-Avon: December 2nd - CIPD asSIGnations meeting - Self Employed Special Interest Group

Telford: November 27th - Attracting Quality Candidates - Recruitment Event

Telford: November 27th - Recruitment Event; Local Issues and Discussion of Solutions

Wolverhampton: November 21st - How to create diversity & inclusion in your organisation

Worcester: November 22nd - Networking meeting for Independent HR Practitioners

Worcester: November 26th - Employment Law update

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L&D and HR Events South & East of England


Beaconsfield: December 4th - Monthly HR Networking and Sharing Experiences Session - Women in Leadership

Bedford: November 20th - Intergenerational Employee Engagement

Bournemouth: November 22nd - Mental health – The legal aspects

Bournemouth: December 5th - CIPD - Talking Menopause

Bracknell: November 25th - The benefits of Positive Psychology in a multi-generational and culturally diverse workforce

Bristol: November 29th - CIPD Employment Law Day 2019

Cambridge: November 20th - HR After Brexit - The Next Instalment

Gerrards Cross: November 20th - Resolving Workplace Conflict

Gerrards Cross: December 9th - HR’s Role in Evolving Leadership Approaches

Gloucester: December 5th - Employment Law Master Class: Dealing with Difficult Employees

Hatfield: November 25th - Building an Inclusive Workplace

Hatfield: December 5th - The HR Library - Networking with a difference!

Lower Beeding: November 25th - Mentoring Training

Lower Beeding: December 2nd - CIPD Christmas Networking Event

Maidenhead: November 27th - HR Clinic

Milton Keynes: November 26th - Mental Health at work is top priority

North Baddesley: November 26th - Discipline, Grievance and Dismissals

North Baddesley: December 5th - HR for Non-HR Managers

Newbury: November 20th - Does your last five years experience prepare you for the next five years?

Reading: December 4th - Giving you 20/20 vision for your 2020 business

Romsey: November 20th - End Employee Admin Today - Emphasis HR & Training

Sevenoaks: November 27th - When it all Goes Wrong

Southampton: November 20th - What is the impact of the mental health of employees on your organisation?

Southend-on-Sea: November 26th - Dress for Success - for Christmas and Beyond

Tonbridge: December 17th - Festive Lunch & Networking

St Albans: November 25th - Independent HR Consultants Group - Daytime Meet-up

Swindon: November 22nd - Self-Employed Network Event – Negotiation Skills for the Self-Employed: Dealing with Difficult Clients

Swindon: December 5th - Christmas (Horror) Stories – What are your Employees doing during the Festive period?

Webinar: November 20th - Winter Perils

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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!


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