Saturday 9 October 2021 | Birmingham

CIPD Midlands Annual Event 2021

Leading a New Era of Good Work

Thanks for attending on Saturday 9 October at the beautiful Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel for a relaxing and thought-provoking day with colleagues and friends from the HR and L&D community. 

Following the challenges we’ve all faced over the past year, our fantastic line up of thought leaders and visionaries will explore the latest insights in responsible business and ethics, wellbeing and the role of line managers, L&D through change, influencing through data and more, to support you in making an impact in this new era of work.

You’ll leave the event with a better sense of how to make an impact in the current context of work and how to effectively support each other amidst all this uncertainty. 

We’re very pleased to announce our keynote speakers:

  • Siobhan Sheridan, CBE CCIPD, Chief People Officer, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Lucy Robinson, Director of Resources, East Midlands Chamber
  • Sarah Ellis, Co-founder, Amazing If 

In addition, there will be a range of breakouts covering topics such as Responsible Leadership & Ethics; Prioritising a culture of inclusion; Wellbeing and the role of the Line Manager – please see the conference programme for further details.

Conference programme

Day 1
09 Oct 2021
Peter Cheese
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Peter Cheese

Chair’s welcome and opening remarks

Siobhán Sheridan
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Siobhán Sheridan

CIPD keynote  – Leading a new era of good work 

Lucy Robinson123
Lucy Robinson

Good Jobs for the Midlands after Covid: developing a regional strategy 

Peter Cheese
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Peter Cheese

Joint Q&A moderated by Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD

11:30 - 12:00

Break and exhibition

Tina Russell123
Tina Russell
Lee Barron123
Lee Barron

Stream B1 – Leading Teams | How to make Good and Fair Work a reality

Benjamin Murray123
Benjamin Murray

Stream C1 – Leading L&D & Change | Learning and Developing through change

12:55 - 13:55

Lunch and networking break

Manny Sandhu123
Manny Sandhu

Stream A2 – Leading Business: The Role of the People Professional | Prioritising a culture of inclusion and purpose for organisation growth strategies

Errin Riley123
Errin Riley

Stream B2 – Leading Teams | Wellbeing & the Role of the Line Manager

John Kenney123
John Kenney

Stream C2 – Leading L&D & Change | Developing skills for the future as a People Professional 

14:50 - 15:10

Networking break

Sarah Ellis123
Sarah Ellis

Skills you need to succeed in your Squiggly Career

Graham Salisbury123
Graham Salisbury

Chair’s closing remarks

Meet the speakers


We are looking forward to reconnecting the people profession at face-to-face events. The CIPD and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of the CIPD) continue to follow the guidelines set out by the government and closely monitor the situation with regard to Covid-19 on a regular basis.

The health and safety of event attendees is our top priority. To keep everyone safe, we ask that everyone attending in-person takes a lateral flow test prior to the event. If you receive a positive result or are unable to attend the event due to any other Covid related issue, you will be able to transfer your ticket to a colleague. Please ensure to contact Customer Services on cipdevents.tickets@haymarket.com to do this. We also recommend that attendees wear masks in busy spaces or confined areas.

We will work closely with the venue to ensure that protocols are in place to adhere to the government guidelines. More details on the safety measures will be made available to you closer to the event.