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CIPD - Leading through Extraordinary events (Southampton Group)

CIPD Wessex Branch

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

CIPD - Leading through Extraordinary events...

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Member   more info 22 Apr 2020 Free £0.00
Student   more info 22 Apr 2020 Free £0.00
Non-Member   more info 22 Apr 2020 £5.00 £0.00

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Southampton Group


Leading through Extraordinary events


We live in a world of uncertainty, where small issues can escalate into a crisis, with CEO's quickly facing share prices drops and personal consequences. The radical transparency of the connected world means that leaders need to demonstrate ethical maturity to do the right thing when the chips are down. Extraordinary events stir up emotions and we need we build out capacity to thrive in these circumstances, and also help our organisations to respond with humanity and enable staff advocacy.

This event will be led by our speaker Carrie Birmingham. In an engaging style, Carrie will provide a fascinating insight into the human side of leading through Extraordinary events.


As a result of attending this event you will 

  • Understand what it takes to thrive during Extraordinary event (from Carrie's research)
  • Describe the benefits of handling Extraordinary events well
  • Consider what you can do personally to build your capability


Refreshments will be served from 18:00hrs with the event starting promptly at 18:30hrs.

Our Speaker:


Carrie Birmingham - Founder, Carrie Birmingham Consult Ltd


Carrie Birmingham spent 10 years as HR Director for News UK, where she was involved in handling the unexpected closure of the News of the World, charges of phone hacking and over 20 employees being arrested for paying public officials.

She now runs her own consultancy business and she will share the results of her research about how organisations can prepare, lead and transform from extraordinary events.


Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.




Is there parking at the venue?

Yes, visitor car park on site.


What refreshments will be on offer?

Tea, coffee, savoury and sweet pastries, and fruit.


What is the refund policy for paid tickets?

We operate a 7-day cut-off date for ticket cancellations leading to a refund.


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We all know that colleagues are an organisations most valuable asset, yet so many of us still struggle to retain them. What impact do your recruitment and induction processes have on colleague retention? Do you actually have the right colleagues in the role in the first place and are you setting them up for success during their first few months in the organisation?


This event aims to share with you the journey we went on to answers these questions. The session will take you through how we transformed our candidate experience and created an award winning on-boarding programme - all aimed at improving our colleague retention.

Do you have questions about CIPD - Leading through Extraordinary events (Southampton Group)? Contact CIPD Wessex Branch

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B&Q House
Chestnut Avenue
Chandlers Ford
SO53 3LE Southampton
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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CIPD Wessex Branch

Amongst the core aims of the Wessex Branch is to fully engage with our nearly 5,000 Wessex CIPD members and local organisations in order to promote best practice in HR and training.


We look to offer support and development opportunities to all members at every level, give assistance with CPD and help upgrading, and through our Group network support local educational establishments and students across the Branch as a whole.

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