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Message from the

       Melanie Kinsella
       Chair CIPD Cumbria Branch

       Welcome to the first e-brochure of the CIPD   them how they feel
       Cumbria Branch, this interactive brochure  will   about  volunteering
       give you an overview of the types of events we   they are very excited
       have organised from January to June 2019.  and enthusiastic about
                                            organising events and
       As your Chair, I have volunteered my time, along   networking with you all.
       with the current committee members to oversee
       the development of events that will support   I have met some wonderful people along my
       your CPD and professional development as you   journey and as a branch have made some lifelong
       navigate your way through your HR & L&D career.   partnerships with organisations such as Sellafield,
       Since becoming your Chair, I have celebrated my   BAE  systems,  Burnetts  Solicitors,  Baines  Wilson
       20  years  in  the  HR  profession  and  shared  my   LLP, Nigel Wright Recruitment to name but a
       certificate with you all and other colleagues who   few. Their continued support is invaluable to the
       were also celebrating 20 years in the profession.   branch and I strongly believe in the partnership
       Congratulations  to  you  all.  Where has  the  time   model especially when you are trying to bring
       gone? It only seems like yesterday I embarked   professionals together to network.  I hope you find
       on my HR journey. It has been a journey full   this e-brochure useful and you are able to use this
       of challenges and successes, highs and lows   to organise your diaries and book yourself onto
       but never dull or boring. I can honestly say the   future events.
       HR profession is varied, insightful, frustrating
       sometimes but always rewarding. This is why I   I look forward to welcoming you to an event
       volunteered to be your Chair, the reward and inner   soon
       satisfaction I feel from organising events for you
       all is amazing and I genuinely get a buzz out of   Kind regards
       meeting you all and seeing you develop and grow.
       Working with the current committee members   Melanie Kinsella
       has also been rewarding. When I ask
                                            Chair CIPD Cumbria Branch

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