Join us for this year’s programme of events

The CIPD Learning & Development Group runs a series of short, lively and very informative events every month (except December) between September 2015 and April 2016. The seven events are a great way to meet people involved in learning and development and an excellent opportunity to contribute to your own professional learning and development. Each session is designed to be interactive, engaging and educational.

Events start at 18.00 with refreshments and informal networking and are followed by a facilitated session running from 18.30 until 20.00.

They take place at venues throughout Edinburgh City Centre. See below for more details about the programme, session topics and locations.

Online booking via Eventbrite is currently available for September and October events. Please email Benjamin Budd on to be added to the mailing list and informed first about registration opening and other opportunities.

Networking skills Tuesday, 22nd September 2015,
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Training and
Conference Venue

16 St Mary’s Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1SU
Developing Learning
Strategies & Plans
Wednesday, 21st October 2015,
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Morton Fraser LLB
Quartermile Two, 2 Lister Square
Edinburgh, EH3 9GL
Designing Learning Solutions Tuesday, 24th November 2015,
6:30 – 8:00 pm
The Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ
Delivering Learning Solutions Wednesday, 27th January 2016,
6:30 – 8:00 pm
MBM Commercial
5th Floor, 125 Princes Street
Edinburgh, EH2 4AD
Talent Management Tuesday, 23rd February 2016,
6:30 – 8:00 pm
University of Edinburgh,
The Business School

29 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9JS
Evaluating Learning Impact Wednesday, 23rd March 2016,
6:30 – 8:00 pm
MacRobert LLP
Excel House, 30 Semple Street
Edinburgh, EH3 8BL
Coaching / Mentoring Tuesday, 19th April 2016,
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Brodie LLP
15 Atholl Crescent
Edinburgh, EH3 8HA

The Group welcomes all those who have an interest in training, coaching, distance learning, e-learning and all aspects of developing people.

Their events are planned, managed and run by a small and dedicated team of Group member volunteers.

The Group’s Mission, Vision & Values statements:


To provide a forum for Learning & Development professionals to learn from each other through sharing knowledge, skills and best practice.


To be the forum of choice for Learning & Development professionals in South East Scotland.


Challenging:- We encourage robust conversation, discussion and provocative debate.

Practical:- Participants take away insights, information and tools which they can readily apply.

Diverse:- We actively seek to include people from all employment sectors and all types and size of organisation.