VISIT THE CIPD STAND AT THE FESTIVAL

In addition to content hosted and chaired by the CIPD across the main stages, you can find key CIPD personnel within our stand on the Festival floor. Visit us on stand D20 for exclusive sessions. 


What will the next election mean for HR?


Carl Quilliam, CIPD’s Public Affairs expert

With the next election set to be later this year, polls show there could be a change in government.

But what would a Labour government mean for HR? Will there be new employment laws brought in and if so when? And what changes might another Conservative government bring?

Are you honing your professional identity for challenging times?


Reorganisation / downsizing / AI / hybridisation. In 2024, it’s not just roles that are changing: the essence of professional identity is being reshaped around us.

Join us in this session where we'll explore:

  • What is professional identity; why is it now important?
  • The key steps to finding your unique professional identity
  • How self-worth is vital during transition and uncertainty
  • Communicating your identity in a more impactful way 
  • Nurturing identity with others: tips for a people professional

John Niland, Author of the Self Worth Safari.

Susannah Haan, CIPD Senior Corporate Governance Adviser

Storytelling and the Employee Life Cycle


Dr Lalith Wijedoru, Behind Your Mask

Join former NHS emergency medicine paediatric consultant and award-winning storytelling facilitator Dr Lalith Wijedoru to discover how he uses the true, personal stories of employees, leaders, and managers at every stage of the employee life cycle. 

He will walk you through some case studies of using stories to attract new talent, bring to life learning and development, to personalise reward and recognition, and inform organisations about retention when it comes to employees exiting. 

How HR practices can boost positive social mobility


Queen Mary London has recently published research on the impact of social mobility on job outcomes. This session will give you a summary of this research as well as help you understand the role good HR practices can do to help improve job outcomes of those who come from a disadvantaged background.

Lutfur Ali, CIPD's Senior Policy Advisor

Jonny Gifford, CIPD Research Associate

AI empowered HR - lets reimagine work together


Salvia Mirza, Resonant Consulting

Adam Stanbury, CIPD

Join AI strategist Salvia Mirza and CIPD’s Head of Employer Solutions Adam Stanbury as they explore the potential for the people profession to use AI to drive transformative changes within organisations. By integrating artificial intelligence, HR teams can offer unprecedented business value, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in workforce management and development. In this talk we will guide you on an explorative journey to reimagine the workplace, presenting innovative strategies that redefine traditional work paradigms and propel organizations toward a progressive future.

Routes into Membership


Oli Howard, Head of Membership

This session will cover how you can harness the power of your CIPD membership to deliver impactful work and progress your career. It will also outline how you can get into membership and ensure you are at the grade that best reflects your career stage and experience.

How Learning can co-pilot career development


An exploration of how learning professionals can use design thinking to empower both themselves and their learners in a disruptive world. The talk explores why design thinking has come into its own within learning, as well as the tools and opportunities that exist within each stage of the design thinking journey.

Ian Summer, Learning Production and Experience Manager

Apprenticeship, the missing piece in your development plan


In this session we will be asking what apprenticeships are, and why are they important.  What apprenticeships are available for people professionals and how can people teams lead the way in using this resource.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?


Whether you’re a people professional, manager, employer or policy maker, we're here to help you make work better for everyone.  If you would like to find out more about the CIPD, your membership benefits or the organisational support available, view our website below. 

12 June


CIPD Stand Day One


09:30 - 10:00

09:30 - 10:00

Routes into Membership

This session will cover how you can harness the power of your...

This session will cover how you can harness the power of your CIPD membership to deliver impactful work and progress your career. It will also outline how you can get into membership and ensure you are at the grade that best reflects your career stage and experience.

10:00 - 10:30

10:00 - 10:30

AI empowered HR - let's reimagine work together

Join AI strategist Salvia Mirza and CIPD’s Head of Employer Solutions Adam...

Join AI strategist Salvia Mirza and CIPD’s Head of Employer Solutions Adam Stanbury as they explore the potential for the people profession to use AI to drive transformative changes within organisations. By integrating artificial intelligence, HR teams can offer unprecedented business value, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in workforce management and development. In this talk we will guide you on an explorative journey to reimagine the workplace, presenting innovative strategies that redefine traditional work paradigms and propel organizations toward a progressive future.

12:00 - 12:30

12:00 - 12:30

Are you honing your professional identity for challenging times?

Reorganisation / downsizing / AI / hybridisation. In 2024, it’s not just...

Reorganisation / downsizing / AI / hybridisation. In 2024, it’s not just roles that are changing: the essence of professional identity is being reshaped around us.

Join us in this session where we'll explore:

  • What is professional identity; why is it now important?
  • The key steps to finding your unique professional identity
  • How self-worth is vital during transition and uncertainty
  • Communicating your identity in a more impactful way 
  • Nurturing identity with others: tips for a people professional

12:30 - 13:00

12:30 - 13:00

How Learning can co-pilot career development

An exploration of how learning professionals can use design thinking to empower...

An exploration of how learning professionals can use design thinking to empower both themselves and their learners in a disruptive world. The talk explores why design thinking has come into its own within learning, as well as the tools and opportunities that exist within each stage of the design thinking journey.

13:30 - 14:00

13:30 - 14:00

How HR practices can boost positive social mobility

Queen Mary London has recently published research on the impact of social...

Queen Mary London has recently published research on the impact of social mobility on job outcomes. This session will give you a summary of this research as well as help you understand the role good HR practices can do to help improve job outcomes of those who come from a disadvantaged background.

15:30 - 16:00

15:30 - 16:00

Storytelling and the employee lifecycle

Join former NHS emergency medicine paediatric consultant and award-winning storytelling facilitator Dr...

Join former NHS emergency medicine paediatric consultant and award-winning storytelling facilitator Dr Lalith Wijedoru to discover how he uses the true, personal stories of employees, leaders, and managers at every stage of the employee life cycle. 

He will walk you through some case studies of using stories to attract new talent, bring to life learning and development, to personalise reward and recognition, and inform organisations about retention when it comes to employees exiting. 

16:00 - 16:30

16:00 - 16:30

What does the next election mean for HR?

With the next election set to be later this year, polls show...

With the next election set to be later this year, polls show there could be a change in government. But what would a Labour government mean for HR? Will there be new employment laws brought in and if so when? And what changes might another Conservative government bring?

16:30 - 17:00

16:30 - 17:00

Apprenticeship: The missing piece in your development plan

In this session we will be asking what apprenticeships are, and why...

In this session we will be asking what apprenticeships are, and why are they important. What apprenticeships are available for people professionals and how can people teams lead the way in using this resource.

CIPD Stand Day Two


09:30 - 10:00

09:30 - 10:30

What will the next election mean for HR

With the next election set to be later this year, polls show...

With the next election set to be later this year, polls show there could be a change in government.

But what would a Labour government mean for HR? Will there be new employment laws brought in and if so when? And what changes might another Conservative government bring?

10:00 - 10:30

10:00 - 10:30

Are you honing your professional identity for challenging times?

Reorganisation / downsizing / AI / hybridisation. In 2024, it’s not just...

Reorganisation / downsizing / AI / hybridisation. In 2024, it’s not just roles that are changing: the essence of professional identity is being reshaped around us.

Join us in this session where we'll explore:

  • What is professional identity; why is it now important?
  • The key steps to finding your unique professional identity
  • How self-worth is vital during transition and uncertainty
  • Communicating your identity in a more impactful way 
  • Nurturing identity with others: tips for a people professional

10:30 - 11:00

10:30 - 11:00

AI empowered HR - let's reimagine work together

Join AI strategist Salvia Mirza and CIPD’s Head of Employer Solutions Adam...

Join AI strategist Salvia Mirza and CIPD’s Head of Employer Solutions Adam Stanbury as they explore the potential for the people profession to use AI to drive transformative changes within organisations. By integrating artificial intelligence, HR teams can offer unprecedented business value, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in workforce management and development. In this talk we will guide you on an explorative journey to reimagine the workplace, presenting innovative strategies that redefine traditional work paradigms and propel organizations toward a progressive future.

11:00 - 11:30

11:00 - 11:30

How HR practices can boost positive social mobility

Queen Mary London has recently published research on the impact of social...

Queen Mary London has recently published research on the impact of social mobility on job outcomes. This session will give you a summary of this research as well as help you understand the role good HR practices can do to help improve job outcomes of those who come from a disadvantaged background.

11:30 - 12:00

11:30 - 12:00

Routes into Membership

This session will cover how you can harness the power of your...

This session will cover how you can harness the power of your CIPD membership to deliver impactful work and progress your career. It will also outline how you can get into membership and ensure you are at the grade that best reflects your career stage and experience.

12:00 - 12:30

12:00 - 12:30

Apprenticeship: The missing piece in your development plan

Get training and recognition at no cost to you or your employer....

Get training and recognition at no cost to you or your employer. Join us to learn how to improve organisational capability by incorporating apprenticeships into L&D strategy. Make the most of this underused resource and secure significant business benefits.

13:15 - 13:45

13:15 - 13:45

Storytelling and the employee lifecycle

Join former NHS emergency medicine paediatric consultant and award-winning storytelling facilitator Dr...

Join former NHS emergency medicine paediatric consultant and award-winning storytelling facilitator Dr Lalith Wijedoru to discover how he uses the true, personal stories of employees, leaders, and managers at every stage of the employee life cycle. 

He will walk you through some case studies of using stories to attract new talent, bring to life learning and development, to personalise reward and recognition, and inform organisations about retention when it comes to employees exiting. 

15:30 - 16:00

15:30 - 16:00

How Learning can co-pilot career development

An exploration of how learning professionals can use design thinking to empower...

An exploration of how learning professionals can use design thinking to empower both themselves and their learners in a disruptive world. The talk explores why design thinking has come into its own within learning, as well as the tools and opportunities that exist within each stage of the design thinking journey.