CIPD Student Conference Scotland 2019 programme

Join our host of experts at the CIPD Student Conference Scotland 2019.

Aimed at both part-time and full-time students of HR and L&D, the CIPD Scotland Student Conference 2019 will be an opportunity for students to come together, hear from experienced professionals, and build their confidence and capabilities to drive better work and working lives.

Join us for a mix of practical and theory-based sessions, as we navigate through the current leading HR and L&D issues such as talent management, and how to evaluate employees’ feedback to boost your managerial performance. You’ll learn more about the importance of confidence, presence and empathy as the keys to success. Whether you’re looking to start your career or progress to more senior roles, this conference is designed to guide and inspire you to make your next step in the people profession.

Day 1
23 Feb 2019
09:00 - 09:30

Registration and networking coffee

Opening address – the future of the profession

David D’Souza, Membership Director, CIPD This session will explore: the knowledge and behaviour required to champion better work and working lives support you to make confident choices and develop throughout your career
David Dsouza
David D’Souza, CIPD123
David D’Souza, CIPD

Keynote – the importance of embracing technology and analytics in HR

Jonathan Ferrar, Founder and CEO, Ochre Rock Limited, Co-author, The Power of People, CIPD Board Member This session will explore: how to develop an HR future-oriented mindset HR skills of the future – digital, analytical, agile, change
Jonathan Ferrar
Jonathan Ferrar, Ochre Rock Limited123
Jonathan Ferrar, Ochre Rock Limited
11:00 - 11:30

Morning coffee break and networking

Breakout sessions – click here to choose session

Delegates will have the choice to pick between two sessions: A1: Progressing your career talk – finding the right fit – looking for a new role in HR This session will explore how to: how to approach the local HR job market to find the role that best suits you...
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Scott Leiper, The Learning Lab123
Scott Leiper, The Learning Lab
Mhari Hunter, Freeagent123
Mhari Hunter, Freeagent
12:20 - 13:20

Networking lunch

Breakout sessions – click here to view sessions

Delegates will have the choice to pick between two sessions: B1: Progressing your career personal experience – moving up the career ladder – progressing to more senior roles This session will explore: how to build the knowledge, skills and expertise required to progress to senior roles vertical and lateral moves,...
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Sarah McNulty, Scottish Power123
Sarah McNulty, Scottish Power
Wendy Tubi, Edinburgh Napier University123
Wendy Tubi, Edinburgh Napier University
14:10 - 14:20

Room change

Breakout sessions – click here to view sessions

Delegates will have the choice to pick between two sessions: C1: Progressing your career developing confidence – the importance of presence and empathy This session will explore: enhancing your own confidence, credibility and influencing skills at work the importance of empathy and emotional intelligence to succeed Mark Darley, Group HR...
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Mark Darley, Enterprise Holdings123
Mark Darley, Enterprise Holdings
Beverley Pirie, TechnipFMC123
Beverley Pirie, TechnipFMC
15:10 - 15:30

Afternoon coffee break and networking

Supercharge your career – networking, personal brand and continuous development

Meg Peppin, Organisational Development, Consultant and Coach, MP Partnership This session will explore: how to build a personal brand and raise your profile within the HR and L&D industry tips on using social media and networking opportunity to keep ahead of the curve  
Meg Peppin, MP Partnership123
Meg Peppin, MP Partnership

Interactive panel discussion – the journey to people director

This panel discussion will explore: How senior professionals started and developed their careers and what tips can they give ambitious students and more junior HR and L&D practitioners? There will be no set agenda in this panel – you’ll be able to ask your own questions via our app and...
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Sarah McNulty, Scottish Power123
Sarah McNulty, Scottish Power
Wendy Tubi, Edinburgh Napier University123
Wendy Tubi, Edinburgh Napier University
Scott Leiper, The Learning Lab123
Scott Leiper, The Learning Lab

Drinks reception

Drinks reception sponsor: The University of Strathclyde