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

The CIPD London Student Conference is a fantastic opportunity for both full-time and part-time students to come together to learn and connect with experienced HR and L&D professionals. Whether you are embarking on your career journey or looking to further develop your skills, this event is designed to guide and inspire you to make the next step.

From looking for a new role in HR or L&D to developing your own personal brand by leveraging social media and networking skills, you’ll come away with a ready-to-implement toolkit. Learn from our speakers, who are leading experts in the field, as they give a well-rounded view as to what a purposeful career in HR or L&D looks like. Join us on 23rd March to drive better work and working lives together.

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

Registration and networking coffee

Opening address – the future of the profession

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD

This session will cover:
  • the knowledge and behaviour required to champion better work and working lives
  • support you to make confident choices and develop throughout your career
Peter Cheese
Peter Cheese, CIPD123
Peter Cheese, CIPD

Keynote – the importance of championing inclusion

This session will cover:
  • the value of an inclusive company culture and what it can bring to your organisation
  • how to create a positive working environment where every individual feels valued and supported
Julie Dennis
Julie Dennis, Acas123
Julie Dennis, Acas
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: finding the right fit - looking for a new role in HR or L&D

This session will cover:
  • how to approach the local HR and L&D job market to find the role that best suits you
  • understand the selection process and requirements of different roles to identify your best fit
Emma Smythe, Former Head of Learning, BAE Systems.

Victoria Anthony
Victoria Anthony, Galliard Homes123
Victoria Anthony, Galliard Homes
Emma Smythe, BAE Systems123
Emma Smythe, BAE Systems

12:20 - 13:20

Networking lunch

Breakout sessions – click here to choose session

Delegates will have the choice to pick between two sessions:

B1 - Progressing your career: moving up the career ladder - progressing to more senior roles

This session will cover:
  • how to build the knowledge, skills and expertise required to progress to senior roles
  • vertical and lateral moves, what works best and in which situation
Phillip Cullen - MBA Lecturer, Consultant, Writer and Executive Coach

B2 - Knowledge ...

Siobhan Sheridan, UK Ministry of Defence123
Siobhan Sheridan, UK Ministry of Defence
Philip Cullen, Executive Coach123
Philip Cullen, Executive Coach
14:10 - 14:20

Room change

Breakout sessions – click here to choose session

Delegates will have the choice to pick between two sessions:

C1 - Progressing your career: developing organisational awareness – the importance of presence and self in the 21st Century workplace

This session will cover:
  • Developing an appreciation of the five key tensions that people (especially HR practitioners) face in the workplace and that they need to explore and work to reconcile, for themselves and others
  • Importance of finding a perso...
Ljubica Pilja, London Leadership Academy123
Ljubica Pilja, London Leadership Academy
David Chivers
David Chivers, Virgin Media123
David Chivers, Virgin Media
Dr Mark Cole, London Leadership Academy123
Dr Mark Cole, London Leadership Academy
15:10 - 15:30

Afternoon coffee break and networking

Supercharge your career – networking, personal brand and continuous development

Mark Hendy, HR Manager, Doncasters Group

This session will cover:
  • how to build a personal brand and raise your profile within the HR and L&D industry
  • tips on using social media and networking opportunities to keep ahead of the curve
     
Mark Hendy, Doncasters Group123
Mark Hendy, Doncasters Group

Interactive panel discussion – the journey to senior people professional

This session will cover: How did senior professionals start and develop 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 vote the questions that you want to the panel to address. Panellists: Mike Mair, Head of L&D, Bard Pharmaceuticals. Pash Reddy, Head of Learning and Development, Deloitte.
Mike Mair, Bard Pharmaceuticals123
Mike Mair, Bard Pharmaceuticals
Pash Reddy
Pash Reddy, Deloitte123
Pash Reddy, Deloitte
Victoria Anthony
Victoria Anthony, Galliard Homes123
Victoria Anthony, Galliard Homes