CIPD Midlands Student Conference - 11 March 2017, Birmingham

Join us at the CIPD Midlands Student Conference for a thought-provoking and inspirational day packed with practical learning and networking. Tickets start from only £30 +VAT

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Join us at the CIPD Midlands Student Conference for a thought-provoking and inspirational day packed with practical learning and networking. Whether you are studying a CIPD qualification at Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced level, the conference programme has been designed with a choice of sessions to give you excellent opportunities for exploring relevant case studies and career advice.


Five reasons why you should join your local CIPD student event of the year:

1. gain skills and knowledge to help you develop your career in HR or L&D
2. learn from practical case studies on current themes in HR, and discover what future trends might look like
3. get career advice from successful HR leaders who made it to the top, across different business sectors
4. network with local CIPD students and professionals
5. meet CIPD branch reps from your area and learn how you can get involved.

09:00-09:30 - Registration, coffee, networking and exhibition

09:30-09:40 - Chair's Opening Remarks

Speaker: David D'Souza, Head of London, CIPD

09:40-10:10 - Welcome Address: Future Proofing your Career as an HR Professional
The HR profession is evolving hand in hand to the way we work.  The CIPD has been researching what this evolution looks like and how we can respond to constantly changing needs and expectations.  In this session you will hear about key skills and capabilities to build your future career in HR and you will have a chance to ask your own questions.

Speaker: David D’Souza, Head of London, CIPD

10:10-10:50 - Opening Keynote: The Future of Work   
What does the future of work look like? And how will HR need to adapt to constantly changing needs? Will humans become obsolete after the impact of artificial intelligence, driverless cars and robot-surgeons? In this session, we’ll look at how jobs are likely to evolve, how we can effectively use technology and science and examine the principles that future HR professionals need to stand for.

Speaker: Dr. Richard MacKinnon, Future of Work Centre

10:50-11:10 - Coffee, networking and exhibition

11:10-11:50 - Breakout Session 1

Session 1A - Employment Law Update

Session 1B - Applying Business Judgment to HR Analytics

12:00-12:40 - Breakout Session 2

Session 2A - Wellbeing

Session 2B - Driving organisation change and transformation

12:40-13:40 - Lunch - Networking, Exhibition and CPD/CV clinics

13:40-14:20 - Breakout Session 3

Session 3A - Be the BEST candidate for the job! - Securing a Career in HR and L&D

Session 3B - What's Next for Recruiting? Hiring in the digital age and the rise of the employer brand

14:20-14:40 - Coffee, networking and exhibition

14:40-15:10 - HR Career Panel: Getting to the Top
How did People Directors and Heads of HR get to the top?  If you could ask for their advice on how to succeed in your career, what would you ask them?  This is your chance to ask our senior panel all the questions you never dared asking!  You'll be able to send your questions via our event app to shape the conversation the way you like it.

15:10-15:50 - Closing Keynote: Build your own Personal Brand through Social Media and Networking
Building a strong personal brand and network is the best way to find new job opportunities and progress your career,  How do we practically use all the tools available - from social media to networking at an event - to build our profile in HR and L&D?

Speaker: Tiffany Poeppelman, Senior Sales Performance Consultant, LinkedIn

15:50-16:00 - Closing Remarks and Insights from the Audience

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