At the end of last year I volunteered to become a Student Representative at the CIPD North East Branch Committee (yes i'm a bit of a geek) and we have our first meeting of the year coming up in February. As a student rep i've been tasked with collating some information/opinions from current CIPD students to feed into the meeting as discussion points on how the Committee can support CIPD students moving forward. Obviously I'm aware a lot of you are not a part of the North East Branch but i think all views, comments & suggestions are useful & can be applied across the different regions.
So I'm asking you lovely people the following:
- Have you been to a branch event before? If so, what was it about & what did you think about it? If you haven't been to an event, why not?
- Do the CIPD Branch events help to support/meet your learning needs?
- Are there any events or activities that you would find beneficial or would like to go to? E.g particular topics, seminars, interactive workshops, inspirations talks etc.
- Any other thoughts or comments.
I've attended a couple of my Branch Events & have to say i found them both interesting & useful & surprisingly enjoyable. I appreciate that they're usually held on an evening so you have to go in your own time but they're great places to network with other HR Professionals, share ideas & for your CPD. It's always good to keep up-to-date with current ideas/best practice - hence why i put this into the Being an effective practitioner section!
One suggestion for the DPG Community could be to have Regional Branch Events in the upcoming Events section? As it's easy to forget about them or miss them and this could be a handy reminder...
Thank you in advance.