CIPD Branches are local networks run by volunteers that provide our members with networking and learning opportunities.

Branches are supported and enabled by CIPD and work closely with the corporate teams to develop annual business plans that align to the organisational strategy.

The North East of England Branch covers a large geographical area, including postcode areas NE, DH and SR and is part of the Northern Area Partnership (NAP), a valuable relationship between Northern Branches to create events that best meet the needs of our members.

Branches are represented at a national level as part of Council. Council is made up of the CIPD Board and a representative from each local branches. Formal and informal meetings take place to engage Council fully with CIPD strategic priorities.

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