HR events in the UK in 2019

Written by
Changeboard Team

23 Jan 2019

23 Jan 2019 • by Changeboard Team

List of UK HR Events in 2019

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These HR events in 2019 could be your next step in a rewarding career - or help you better support your organisation in all things HR-related. Bookmark this page to stay abreast of HR events near you. If you have an HR or L&D event you’d like us to feature, please do get in touch.


15 January | Dilemmas in the practice of family firms

Family-run firms are held in high regard, but conflict can occur when the boss is a family member. Presentation by Dr. James Cunningham.

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Event: Presentation

24 January | The Internal Communications Conference

Real impact, real results. Over thirty practitioners speak in one inspiring day designed to share expert insight and offer networking opportunites

  • Location: Manchester
  • Event: Conference


5 February | CIPD seminar: How to sleep smarter

Emma Cook has developed a Sleep Smart seminar, covering facts and offering advice around sleep management.

  • Location: Bradford
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:00 GMT
  • Event: Seminar

12 February | Brexit seminar - HR challenges

Does your organisation employ EU citizens? Are you concerned about the impact Brexit may have on your staff?Speakers include HR Director Alison de Lord MA BA (Hons) Chartered FCIPD, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, and Mike Haran, EU Casework Supervisor at Citizens Advice Richmond. The seminar will explore HR strategies for minimising the risk of changing legislation and market conditions, the impact of current legislation on overseas staff, adn the knock-on effect that Brexit will have on the UK employee market.

  • Location: Twickenham, London
  • Time: 14:30 - 16:00 GMT
  • Event: HR Seminar

19 February | CIPD event: Employee engagement

Enjoy networking and demonstrations related to employee engagement, with hints and tips as well as insight into the challenges of engaging remote workers.

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:30 GMT
  • Event: Networking and presentations

26-27 February | In-house recruitment expo 2019

Supported by Changeboard, IHRE19 London is the 5th edition of the National event for In House Recruiters. It aims to provide a national platform for In-House teams to network with their peers, understand best practice and learn about new products and services which will help them find the best candidates and achieve organisational objectives.

  • Location: London Olympia
  • Time: 10-5.30pm & 10-4.30pm
  • Event: Exhibition with seminars and networking opportunities

27 February | Supporting bereaved staff in the workplace

The impact of offering the right support is important when bereavement affects the workplace. Learn how grief affects people and how to offer support within your organisation.

  • Location: Harrogate
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:30 GMT
  • Event: Practitioner-led workshop

28 February | GDPR practitioner training

This workshop course has been designed to help anyone assigned to roll out the General Data Protection Regulation. It covers general practicalities to give you practical advice, step by step flows and guidance through the project.

  • Location: Leeds
  • Time: 09:00 – 16:00 GMT
  • Event: Workshop-designed course
  • Target audience: Data Protection Offices, Risk Officers, Compliance Managers, HR, Marketing, IT

MARCH 2019

5 March | DisruptHR London #11

A range of London-based HR professionals give presentations on topics designed to promote discussion and fresh thinking in terms of talent acquisition and retention.

  • Location: London
  • Time: 17:30 – 21:00 GMT
  • Target Audience: HR professionals
  • Event: Presentations and networking

7 March | Manchester HR breakfast club - employment law

Kuits Solicitors provide regular employment law seminars offering clear, practical advice to attendees as well as the opportunity to network.

  • Location: Manchester
  • Time: 08:00 – 09:30 GMT
  • Target Audience: HR professionals and business owners
  • Event: Seminar and networking

18 March | CIPD: Managing the menopause in the workplace

This seminar covers the importance of menopause, and how it needn't be a taboo subject with around 3.8 million women over 50 in work. The seminar will cover employment law, work culture, best practice, case studies and research indication that organisations need to take menopause seriously.

  • Location: Leicester
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:00 GMT
  • Target Audience: HR professionals
  • Event: Session with guest speaker Deborah Garlick

21 March | Changeboard Future Talent Conference: Humanity and Technology

Don't just keep up with HR trends. Get ahead. Attend a day of HR seminars and networking opportunities packed with stimulating thought leadership. The Changeboard Future Talent conference will explore the juxtaposition between ‘humanity’ and powerful new technologies, what this means for the talent we seek, how we nurture our people, and how we structure our organisations.

A packed agenda includes influential speakers on HR and technology trends including fintech innovation, Artificial Intelligence and HR, talent development strategies, learning and development in the 21st century, social mobility, and much more. Join 700+ HR peers and register today.

  • Location: London
  • Time: 08:00 to 17:00 GMT
  • Target Audience: HR professionals
  • Event: HR conference

27 March | AI transformation HR and recruitment

A day of events and interactive forums focusing on the impact of AI & Robotics aon HR and the workplace.

  • Location: London
  • Time: 09:30 – 17:00 GMT

APRIL 2019

24 April | EVP (Employee Value Proposition) in a social media age

How can an organisation's Employee Value Proposition be implemented and promoted in a social media age, when organisations don’t fully control the messages being shared? This session with co-founding Director of 360resourcing Tom Coulter explores how organisations can identify their true EVP in a digital age and use it to attract and retain top talent in an increasingly competitive employment market.

  • Location: Reading
  • Time: 17:30 to 20:00 GMT
  • Target Audience: HR professionals
  • Event: Session with guest speaker Tom Coulter

MAY 2019

1 May | Reverse mentoring event

IPC Information Systems and the Success iD Club are hosting a reverse mentoring event consisting of a panel of speakers revealing how they got started with Reverse Mentoring, how they chose the relationship and how they've negotiated the process (including sharing 'tough' feedback).

  • Location: London
  • Time: 18:00 – 20:00 BST

2 May | HR in Schools Conference

Build a strong HR provision to support your school. Keep up-to-date with the latest legislation changes and how you can best support your school prior to Ofsted’s new inspection framework (Sept 2019). Understand how to support your staff’s mental wellbeing and learn practical tips you can implement right away. Employment tribunals will also be covered so you’re familiar with as much as possible – a full walk through of the process will be given . You will also come away with new ideas on how to successfully recruit employees and how social media could benefit your recruitment in more ways than one.

  • Location: London
  • Time: 09:00 – 16:00 BST

9 May | 13th Annual Maritime HR Conference

The 13th Annual Maritime HR Conference is the largest gathering of maritime HR professionals who represent some of the biggest global shipowners and shipmanagers. Network with peers, listen to renowned industry leaders, take part in interactive sessions and discuss the key issues facing the maritime industry today.

  • Location: London
  • Time: 09:00 – 17:00 BST
  • Target audience: Maritime HR professionals

13 May | Women Returners Conference

Join Women Returners, the return to work specialists, for a day packed with return-to-work advice, support, inspiration and the opportunity to meet informally with employers and other like-minded women. The day is designed to offer concrete support and inspiration to women at any stage of their journey in returning to work, whether they're considering next steps after a long career break or actively seeking roles.

  • Location: London
  • Time: 09:00 – 17:30 BST
  • Target audience: Women returning to work
  • Event: HR conference

15 May | The influence of unconscious bias in the work environment

A participatory event using actors and audience discussion. Alison Bennett and Sarah Crayford Brown from Conflict Masters will explore how unconscious bias influences attitudes and behaviours, as well as how it shapes decision-making processes in a wide variety of contexts within the working environment.

  • Location: Basingstoke
  • Time: 08:30 to 11:00 (BST)
  • Target audience: HR professionals seeking to create and maintain inclusive organisations

16 May | CIPD Cumbria: Making the change to Agile working

  • Location: Warrington
  • Time: 18:30 – 20:30 BST
  • Event: Seminar

22 May | CIPD Merseyside: Support, Develop and Inspire

This all-day event will focus on topics relating to career progression, with debates and presentations. Areas of focus will include competencies, benchmarking, university, further education, apprenticeships, e-resourcing, diversity and evidence into practice.

  • Location: Liverpool
  • Time: 09:00 – 16:00 BST

22 May | Natural HR Conference

This all-day conference explores the role of the human, the evolved primate, in positions of HR or leadership, with recourse to personal development and self-care in an 'always-on' society.

  • Location: Longthorns
  • Time: 09:00 to 16:00 (BST)
  • Target audience: HR professionals seeking self-development and self-care
  • Event: Conference

JUNE 2019

6 June | Manchester HR breakfast club - employment law

Kuits Solicitors provide regular employment law seminars offering clear, practical advice to attendees as well as the opportunity to network.

  • Location: Manchester
  • Time: 08:00 – 09:30 GMT
  • Target Audience: HR professionals and business owners
  • Event: Seminar and networking

12-13 June | The Festival of Work

This new international event is produced by the CIPD in partnership with Haymarket Media Group. It is an amalgamation of two previous annual CIPD events - the Learning & Development Show and the HR Software and Recruitment Show. Over 130 speakers will be in attendance across nine stages. CIPD Chief Executive Peter Cheese says: "We will be bringing together pioneers of innovative business strategies, people management, technology and learning, and showcasing how they contribute to good work that is sustainable and adds value to businesses, individuals, the economy and society."

  • Location: Olympia London

18 June | Digital transformation - leading and learning in a disruptive age

A professional masterclass for senior HR and L&D leaders. Effective organisational change demands a strong HR capability and powerful tools to steer your organisation through digital disruption.

  • Location: London
  • Time: 08:30 – 16:00 BST
  • Target Audience: HR and L&D leaders
  • Event: masterclass

18 June | Absence management HR seminar

Balancing both compliance with employment law, and effective absence management at work can be a minefield for managers. The seminar will cover employee rights, strategies to reduce absenteeism, managing AWOL employees, pay, and the basics of getting it right when it comes to long-term sick leave.

  • Location: Kettering
  • Time: 09:00 – 17:00 BST
  • Target Audience: HR managers
  • Event: Seminar and networking

JULY 2019

18 July | In-house Recruitment Leaders Conference

In this learning & development day, In-house Recruiters will be able to witness complete unique case-study presentations, as well as benefit from our intimate roundtable discussions with industry peers.

  • Location: London
  • Time: 08:30 – 16:30 BST
  • Target Audience: In-house recruiters
  • Event: HR conference

22 July | Independent professionals group - HR and organisation development

The group will encourage discussions which are high on the agenda, priorities identified within the HR Profession Map and CIPD, as well as items which are identified by those participating in the group.

  • Location: Stockton on Tees
  • Time: 18:00 – 20:00 BST
  • Target Audience: Self-employed professionals and heads of function requiring a sounding board
  • Event: Discussion group


19 - 30 August | HR Leadership Programme

The HR Leadership Programme has been designed for Human Resources Professionals from all types of organisations. The programme will cover a wide range of HR issues, of importance to those working within the HR function. The programme is split into two weeks, with the first week focusing on Leading and Development practices. The second week focuses on innovatory HR practices.

  • Location: London
  • Target Audience: HR professionals
  • Event: Course workshop

15 - 29 August | Innovatory HR Practices

The Innovatory HR Practices Workshop will focus on the latest HR practices being employed around the world today. Attendees will cover the best practices in recruitment, selection and resources of talent.

  • Location: London
  • Target Audience: HR professionals, managers and recruitment professionals
  • Event: Course workshop


5 September | Manchester HR breakfast club - employment law

Kuits Solicitors provide regular employment law seminars offering clear, practical advice to attendees as well as the opportunity to network.

  • Location: Manchester
  • Time: 08:00 – 09:30 GMT
  • Target Audience: HR professionals and business owners
  • Event: Seminar and networking


3 October | Manchester in-house recruitment conference 2019

In this ultimate learning & development day, In-house Recruiters will be able to witness complete unique case-study presentations, as well as benefit from roundtable discussions with industry peers.

  • Location: Manchester
  • Time: 08:30 – 16:30 BST
  • Event: Conference

3 October | The Talent Gathering

This all-day Edinburgh HR conference invites senior HR professionals to hear from thought leaders on the changing needs of the workforce.

  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Time: 08:30 – 16:30 BST
  • Target audience: Senior HR professionals including HR directors and heads of HR
  • Event: Conference

15 October | Mock employment tribunal

Join the Blandy & Blandy LLP employment team at a mock tribunal aimed at minimising risk in your business. Hear evidence, cross-examination, submissions and the 'Judge's' decision based on a difficult scenario facing many organisations.

  • Location: Reading
  • Time: 09:00 – 12:30 BST
  • Target audience: Business and HR decision makers
  • Event: Mock tribunal


22 - 23 November | Mediating conflict at work

This intensive two day programme provides a deep learning experience. Learners will gain a comprehensive understanding and practical tools to mediate challenging conflicts whilst avoiding fallout. Learn proven, actionable techniques to manage deadlock and decision making, enable effective negotiations, set up a mediated resolution process, support effective agreements, create clear boundaries and operate in integrity.

  • Location: London
  • Target audience: HR professionals and senior managers
  • Event: 2-day workshop and training programme



5 December | HR for non-HR Managers

If you're a non-HR manager, you hope you know what you should be doing from an HR perspective…but perhaps you’re not absolutely sure. Managing staff can be your most time-consuming activity. Ensuring that you know what you should be doing and when is fundamental to get the best out of your people. This course will enable you to avoid  legal pitfalls and manage your employees with confidence.

  • Location: North Baddesley
  • Target audience: Non-HR managers
  • Event: 1-day course

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