Welcome to Kent Branch
With such a large area to cover, the Kent branch offers CIPD members three geographical groups:
The Mid Kent Group covers the geographical areas from Faversham to Sittingbourne and Swale through to Maidstone and the Medway towns. The group is chaired by Sonia Lassnig, who is also the Chair of the Kent Branch.
Events are held across all the geographical areas that the group covers with CIPD members welcome to attend as well as non-members who work in HR or L&D.
Sonia welcomes ideas for future events and looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible throughout the Group's programme.
East & South Kent
This group is headed by Melanie Moore who is supported by a small, keen and passionate committee who enjoy organising events in the East Kent area for HR professionals of all levels.
The area includes Canterbury, Deal, Thanet, Dover, Folkestone and Ashford.
The committee are keen to hear from anyone interested in joining the committee or who can offer a venue or speaker for events.
The West Kent Group covers the geographical area including Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. However we welcome all visitors.
We are a small committee of volunteers who work hard to put together varied topics at various venues within West Kent. We aim to attract not only current CIPD members but anyone with an interest in the HR arena, from HR professionals to business owners.
The Chair is Elaine Bolton who would be delighted to hear from you if you have an interesting 'story' to tell that would appeal to our audience or perhaps have a venue that you could offer.
We also have smaller, focussed groups:
By invitation we also have groups for senior practitioners. Our Chair, Sonia Lassnig, will be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in joining.
Each geographical group and some SIGs hold events throughout the year - many are free for members and are great opportunities for CPD and networking. We regularly partner with organisations and businesses across Kent and thank all those who offer their time and premises to the branch.
Wherever you are in Kent, whatever you need, we hope that we have the answer.