Branch Information

The North West branch has grown from strength to strength over the last few years, as a result of the support and dedication of its existing and new committee members. The branch covers a large geographical area, with committee membership representation from across all parts of the region. Meetings are held bi-monthly with support provided by Hempsons Solicitors in Manchester, who are a regular sponsor of HPMA nationally and who have a key relationship with our branch.

This year, the branch has developed a core and advanced training offer for 2019/20 which provides a range of HR and OD development opportunities targeted at all levels of HR and OD professional. This more planned way of working has enabled the branch to successfully market the work of the HPMA across the North West, resulting in waiting lists developing for certain workshop topics. All workshops are sponsored and delivered by independent providers, who provide their time and experience to support the work of the HPMA.

The branch continues to grow and develop, focusing next on our marketing and social media communication to raise awareness of the value of HPMA membership. The branch is also focused on the evaluation of our workshops, to ensure that our offer remains reflective of the needs of our membership.

Our future ambition is to grow our training offer further, increasing our attendance at workshops and providing greater opportunities for HR and OD professionals to develop. This will include providing a greater focus on OD as an emerging skills gap within our profession. We are also keen to contribute to the delivery of the National HPMA Strategy and will align our future work to the five ambitions set out with that Strategy.

HPMA NW Roadshow and Awards Celebration

The HPMA North West Awards celebration was held onThursday 28 November and we were delighted to be joined by so many finalists, members and supporters. You can see the full winners’ guide here

Open Branch Meeting
Join the HPMA NW team and representatives from all our member organisations to debate the upcoming branch development programme and to look back on our 2019 events.

The North West HPMA Branch Committee have invited representatives from all our member Trusts / organisations to join us at a workshop on Friday 31st January 2020, 10am – 1pm with a networking lunch, in the Lecture Theatre at the Halton Education Centre (venue information).

This workshop will provide an opportunity to influence next year’s learning offer and to help us shape our HPMA NW branch HR & OD development programme for 2020/21.

It will also be an opportunity to reflect on this year’s offer and to ensure we continue to adapt to the changing learning needs within our profession.

Initially one place has been allocated per organisation/trust to ensure everyone has a chance to attend. Should additional spaces become available, we will let members know, so please contact the branch if you wish to send more than one person.

Thank you for taking this opportunity to help us make sure your membership fee is directed to the development areas you and your teams need.

The event is free to all HPMA membership organisations, book online here.

Branch Team

Heather Barnett

Vice President

Eve Lightfoot

Deputy Vice President

Joanne O'Gara


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