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The Ultimate List of UK HR and L&D Events in 2020



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At the beginning of each year we like to refresh our calendars and prepare for another action-packed year of education, training, and networking events. This year, however, has been very different from those previous due to COVID-19.

While the coronavirus has caused the postponement and cancellation of many events around the globe, it’s important to keep up to date with the events that are still planned to go ahead in 2020 - whether they're online or scheduled later in the year.

Check out our ultimate list of UK HR and L&D events so that you don’t miss a chance to network, learn, and grow within your industry this year!

To view a list of solely London-based events, check out this blog.

We recommend that you confirm details with event organisers before booking.

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


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L&D and HR Events Online

10th February – Creating a coaching culture for maximum performance

5th May – Intercultural Dimension in HR Management

6th May – CIPD Wales – The New Profession Map

19th May – Handling Discrimination HR Masterclass

20th May – Introduction to HR Analytics Masterclass

26th May – Handling Redundancy HR Masterclass

27th May – Talent Acquisition HR Masterclass

28th May – Talent Management HR Masterclass 

10th – 12th June – CIPD Festival of Work

24th June – CIPD Talent Management and Workforce Planning Conference 

27th – 28th September – CIPD HR Business Partnering Conference

29th September – Creating an Inclusive Culture

28th October – Staff Networks – Do We Still Need Them?

Every Thursday on Twitter – #HRHour

Every Friday on Twitter – #LDinsight

You might also like to join our LinkedIn group HR Voices with ICS Learn for more networking and learning opportunities.

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L&D and HR Events Scotland

Ayr: 4th February – HR & Mental Health in the Workplace

Dunfermline: 6th February – CIPD Mid Scotland – Invest in YOURSELF CPD Clinic

Dunfermline: 6th February – Your Workforce is Your Wealth

Livingston: 12th February – Employment Contracts

Inverness: 13th February – For the Love of HR

Aberdeen: 19th February – CIPD North Scotland and Islands – Giving it Z’eds

Glasgow: 19th February – CIPD West of Scotland – The Future of Work ‘The Disruptions and Opportunities’

Glasgow: 22nd February – CIPD Student Conference Scotland

Edinburgh: 26th February – Domestic Abuse: An Employment and Human Resources Issue

Edinburgh: 5th March – CIPD Scotland Conference

Perthshire: 10th March – CIPD Mid Scotland – Storytelling from an Organisational Development Perspective

Edinburgh: 24th September – Employment Conference

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L&D and HR Events Wales

Cardiff: 29th January – Taking Care of Business: Mental Health at Work

Cardiff: 4th February – CIPD Wales - Making It Not Faking It

Colwyn Bay: 4th February – CIPD North Wales – Creating Wellbeing in the Workplace

Haverfordwest: 4th February – CIPD South West Wales – Action HR Co-mentoring

Wrexham: 12th February – CIPD Mid and North Wales – The Delusion of Inclusion

Cardiff: 13th February – CIPD South East Wales – Coaching in Action

Swansea: 13th February – Employment Law Seminar

Newtown: 19th February – CIPD Mid and North Wales – Influencing Managers to Manage Effectively

Cardiff: 25th February – Developing Healthy Organisations

Swansea: 25th February – CIPD South West Wales – Gender Pay and Ethnicity Pay Reporting

Cardiff: 4th March – CIPD South East Wales – Growing Your Employer Brand

Wrexham: 5th March – CIPD Mid and North Wales – Be Authentic: How to be the Real You!

Swansea: 10th March – CIPD South West Wales – Employment Update

Wrexham: 18th March – CIPD Wales – North Wales Conference

Swansea: 25th March – CIPD South West Wales – Leadership and Influencing Management

Wrexham: 26th March – CIPD North Wales – HR Perspectives on Leadership

Cardiff: 27th March – Wales HR Awards

Cardiff: 2nd April – CIPD South East Wales – Turbulence in the Employment Market

Aberystwyth: 21st April – CIPD Mid and North Wales – Performance Management

Carmarthen: 21st May – Employees and Mental Health

Cardiff: 18th June – CIPD Wales – South Wales Conference

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L&D and HR Events Northern Ireland

Belfast: 30th January – Fair, Safe and Consistent Recruitment Workshop

Lisburn: 4th February – Lisburn HR and Health & Safety Event

Belfast: 24th March – Managing the Disciplinary Process

Belfast: 28th April – The Power of HR

Belfast: 21st May – CIPD Northern Ireland HR Awards 2020

Londonderry: 28th May – Conducting Employment Investigations

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L&D and HR Events North of England

Bradford: 13th February – Breakfast Briefing: HR Update for Employers

Manchester: 13th February – Manchester HR Summit

Leeds: 25th February – CIPD West Yorkshire – Mock Disciplinary Hearing

Leeds: 5th March – Leeds Employment Law & HR Seminar

Manchester: 5th March – HR Breakfast Club

Sheffield: March 9thEmployment Law: A Practical HR Guide

Chester: March 12thEmployment Law Roadshow 2020                      

Sheffield: March 17thHR Matters: Managing Sickness Absence

Carlisle: 18th March – CIPD Cumbria – Diversity and Inclusion Conference

York: 19th March – CIPD North Yorkshire – Employment Law Update

Leeds: 28th March – CIPD Student Conference Northern England

Burnley: 2nd April – Health and Wellbeing in Business

Newcastle: 23rd April – truNewcastle 2020 – The Recruitment/HR Unconference

St Helens: 30th April – Solving The People Puzzle

Manchester: 14th May – CIPD Northern Annual Conference

Newcastle: 17th June – People Power 2020

Sheffield: 26th June – People and Skills Network

Manchester: 11th – 12th November – CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 

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L&D and HR Events Midlands

Birmingham: 4th February – HRD Summit UK

Leicester: 10th February – CIPD Leicester – Disciplinary and Grievance

Kenilworth: 12th February – CIPD Coventry and Warks – HR Hot Topics

Newcastle-under-Lyme: 13th February – Positive HR Forum

Nottingham: 7th March – CIPD Student Conference Midlands

Peterborough: 11th – 13th March – The Power of HR

Wolverhampton: 26th March – CIPD Black Country – Employment Law Event

Birmingham: 5th May – CIPD Rewards and Benefits Conference

Northampton: 28th – 29th July – The Training and Development Summit

Birmingham: 13th – 14th October – World of Learning Exhibition and Conference 

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L&D and HR Events South & East of England

Gerrards Cross: 29th January – CIPD Chiltern – The Art & Science Behind Successful Networking

Wessex: 31st January – CIPD Wessex Branch Annual Event

Hatfield: 4th February – CIPD Hertfordshire Branch – Hearts CIPD Book Club

Hatfield: 4th February – CIPD Hertfordshire Branch – Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Beaconsfield: 5th February – CIPD Chiltern – Monthly HR Networking and Sharing Experiences Session

Reading: 5th February – Managing Stress and Building Resilience in the Workplace

Bath: 11th February – Bath HR Network: How to create a culture that fosters employee engagement

Kent: 13th February – CIPD Kent – Employment Law: Hot Topics and Latest Update

Slough: 13th February – CIPD Chiltern – The roles of wellbeing & positive psychology in building a strong workforce

Cheltenham: 19th February – Equal Pay; Basic Training for HR and Business Owners

Ware: 19th – 20th February – Better Conversations: Why They Matter And How To Have Them

Portsmouth: 20th February – Inspiring, Challenging & Liberating HR Professionals

Reading: 5th March – What’s New for Legal and Regulatory Compliance in the Workplace?

Southampton: 6th March – CIPD Wessex – Annual Event

Bristol 12th March – Bristol HR Club – Managing the Menopause in the Workplace

Milton Keynes: 31st March – CIPD Bedford and Milton Keynes – Unlocking Change

Bristol: 7th July – HR Essential Skills Workshop

Bristol: 3rd August – Managing Remote Teams

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Get these dates in your diary and make the most of these opportunities to network, learn, and grow throughout 2020.


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