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VANRATH Sponsors the CIPD’s largest Northern Ireland Conference

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 year ago
  • Author:by VANRATH

Join us for an inspirational discussion aimed at lifting up the NI workforce and local businesses!

VANRATH are delighted to be the headline sponsors of The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development’s (CIPD) biggest ever Northern Ireland Annual Conference.

Returning to the ICC in Belfast on Thursday 18th May, this year’s theme is set to inspire on ‘People, workplaces and results – delivering for your organisation in times of change’ where speakers will address a range of topics challenging people professionals in 2023.

This includes sessions on hybrid working, financial wellbeing, employment relations, prioritising self-care to avoid burnout, and equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). 

Susan Hayman from the CIPD in Northern Ireland who will chair the conference gives us her insight into the upcoming event, saying:

“With many of us working from home for at least half of the working week, we know how keen most people are to attend events in person and we hope to attract more than 300 delegates to Belfast for this year’s event.

“We have a first-class programme to inspire delegates and are looking forward to getting some really practical insights that people can take back to their organisations.” 

CIPD Chief Executive Peter Cheese, one of the most sought-after speakers on the world of work, will open the conference by exploring the role of the people profession in shaping the future of work and workplaces by being led by purpose and values to build more responsible organisations.  

Other speakers include Stephen Frost, founder of global diversity and inclusion consultancy Included, who designed and implemented the inclusion programmes for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Laura Willis from Shine Offline who will share practical tips for improving work-life balance and wellbeing in today’s always-on digital world. 

Local speakers will include Colessa Brown from Kainos, LRA Chief Executive, Don Leeson, Andrew Hoctor from NI Water, Paula Logue from Translink, workplace wellbeing expert Paul Caudwell from YuLife, Anne Forsythe from Southern Health & Social Care Trust, Aisling Quinn from NI Civil Service and Nuala Murphy from Diversity Mark.  

Our Managing Director Barbara McKiernan shared our excitement for the event, saying: “VANRATH are delighted to be headline sponsor of the CIPD Northern Ireland Annual Conference for what is set to be another outstanding event, with many insightful and inspiring sessions, case studies and workshops.” 

“There are lots of great opportunities to hear from some amazing people professionals and implement practices in your organisation that will really make a difference to your working culture.”

For more information on booking your ticket, find out more on the CIPD website.