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Building Workplaces for the Future

CIPD Midlands Area Partnership

Saturday, 8 October 2016 from 09:15 to 16:00 (BST)

Building Workplaces for the Future

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Non-Member 7 Oct 2016 £75.00 £0.00
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The CIPD Midlands Annual Event - Building Workplaces for the Future

This full day event has been organised by the 8 branches of the CIPD Midlands Area Partnership (MAP) - Black Country, Birmingham, Coventry & Warwickshire, Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire, Hereford & Worcester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

Our keynote speakers are:

• Peter Cheese, CIPD CEO
• Tim Jones from Network Rail
• Motivational speaker Joy Marsden from Keep Stepping

There are a range of workshops for you to choose from, an exhibition and the chance to network with HR and L&D professionals from across the Midlands region.

Event Programme

08:30-09:15    Brexit Breakfast
An additional ‘early bird’ workshop (limited places) sponsored by our Event Partner the SF Group HR Recruitment Team

Richard Santy and Richard Barker from Mills & Reeve will lead this session which will review where the UK is with Brexit and the political uncertainty it has created, how that is already impacting on employment law and how it’s likely to shape legislation in the coming years.

09:15-10:00    Registration, coffee, networking and exhibition

10:00-10:05    Welcome from the MAP team

10:05-11:15    Opening keynote session: Building Workplaces for the Future

The opening keynote session will feature Peter Cheese the CEO of CIPD and Tim Jones who is a Senior Programme Commercial Manager from Network Rail. They will set the scene around People at Work and the challenges faced by those responsible for organising, leading and motivating diverse workforces. Tim will give insights into the people issues involved in the transformation of Birmingham New Street Station particularly around targeted recruitment and training.

11:45-12:45   Workshops (choose one from the four workshops A, B, C D)

Workshop A: The Complexity of People Issues - Getting Under the Surface led by Karen Meager from Monkey Puzzle Training

Workshop B: New Organisations, New Jobs - led by Joanne Werth and Peter Kay from Tarmac

Workshop C: Developing Talent - Preparing for the Future of Learning - led by Laura Overton of Towards Maturity

Workshop D: Future Technologies: Making Learning as Addictive as Video Games - led by Karyn Murray and Nitin Thakrar of E-Learning Studios

12:45-13:30   Lunch, networking and exhibition

13:30-14:30   Repeat of Workshops A, B, C and D (choose one from four)

15:00-16:00   Closing keynote session: Keep Stepping! Essential ways to lead yourself and others through challenge and change

International motivational speaker and author Joy Marsden will deliver her Keep Stepping Masterclass which will cover how to maintain personal motivation through challenging times, how to increase personal resilience and how to develop personal and professional confidence.

Event Partner - The SF Group




What the refund policy?

A full refund is available if your place is cancelled before 23 September 2016, after that then delegate fee is non-refundable

When do I make my Workshop choices?

Once your booking has been made we will contact you to ask you to choose which workshops you would like to attend.  You can also book on the Brexit Breakfast at this stage, although places for this are limited and will be available on a first-come-first-served basis

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions please contact the CIPD Regional Branch Co-ordinator Eleanor Lloyd Jones on e.lloydjones@cipd.co.uk or 0116 235 7992

Do you have questions about Building Workplaces for the Future? Contact CIPD Midlands Area Partnership

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When & Where

Chesford Grange Hotel
CV8 2LD Warwickshire
United Kingdom

Saturday, 8 October 2016 from 09:15 to 16:00 (BST)

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CIPD Midlands Area Partnership

The Midlands Area Partnership (MAP) is a regional group of 8 branches in the Midlands area which combine to cover 14,500 CIPD members. The group aims to promote the CIPD purpose of championing better work and working lives thoughout the Midlands region by sharing best practice, improving links between the individual branches and providing networking opportunities for all our members.

The eight branches are:

  • Birmingham
  • Black Country
  • Coventry & Warwickshire
  • Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire
  • Hereford & Worcester
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire


The Midlands Area Partnership holds an annual regional event each year, the next one will be taking place on Saturday 8 October at Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire on the theme Building Workplaces for the Future. Keynote speakers will include CIPD CEO Peter Cheese, Tim Jones from Network Rail and motivational speaker Joy Marsden, Full event are available on the MAP events webpage and you can booked your place online.  If you have any questions in the meantime please contact the Regional Branch Co-ordinator Eleanor Lloyd Jones.


MAP also organises an annual student conference and the next one will take place at Aston University in Birmingham during March 2017. 

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