Learn > Connect > Do — The Fringe Networking Event for SME and Lone HR People

Are you going to the CIPD L&D Show for Day 1 (13th May)?  (*look at the end of the post if you’ve not booked yet)

Are you in-house HR or L&D for a small to medium organisation OR a lone practitioner for a larger organisation?

Do you sometimes feel like all the speakers at conferences work for big business and corporate?

And do you sometimes leave an event with a head full of stuff, unsure what to do with it next and wishing you had someone to bounce some ideas around with?

Then this is for you!


The CIPD have made huge progress over the last 12 months, bringing in more speakers from SMEs, not for profits and charities. But there are still a lot of big names on the agenda, who definitely do great stuff, but it can be hard – and sometimes not entirely relevant – to transfer what they do into smaller organisations.

Conferences are great for getting a download of lots of ideas and information – and sometimes we leave these events with our minds swimming, unsure how to turn that stuff into something useful – especially if you’re in a standalone HR or L&D role with less easily accessible support.

So we’ve created a new FREE fringe event – just for in-house HR and L&D pros from small to medium organisations.

> It’ll be fun, relaxed, sociable and informal – a chance to make some new connections.

> It’s free.

> Whether you’ve been to the exhibition, the free seminars or the conference seminars, you’ll be invited to share what you’ve heard to help crack a challenge that you and others have chosen as important to you.

You might not leave with a full action plan, but you will leave with:

  • Great new connections
  • Insight into sessions that you missed
  • The chance to reflect with others on what’s been heard
  • The beginnings of some ideas of what you could do
  • At least one tangible action to move your plans forward

So before the tickets all go, here’s where you can book your free place


[Important Note – you also need to be registered for the free CIPD L&D Show exhibition – there’s a link at the end where you can do that.]

And if you want to continue more great conversations after this event, there’s a networking gathering at a pub nearby. The last few spaces for that are available here –


We look forward to seeing you there!

From the fringe team,

Helen Amery, Rowena Bach, Emma Browes, Julie Drybrough, Fiona McBride, Michelle Parry-Slater

*P.S. – If you’ve not registered for the CIPD L&D Show yet which includes lots of great free 30 minute seminars – book here for that  – http://www.cipd.co.uk/events/learning-development-show/exhibition — by the way, you need to register for the free exhibition to come to Learn > Connect > Do

P.P.S. – Follow on Twitter using #LearnConnectDo

[Photo credit – https://fdroog.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/speed-date-img-collaboration.jpg?w=270]

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