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How to convince your boss that you need to be at the CIPD Festival of Work

A 5 step guide to convincing your boss you need to attend the CIPD Festival of Work:

1) Explaining what the Festival of Work is

The CIPD Festival of Work addresses two hot and unmissable topics: Learning and Development, HR Software and Recruitment – and ads in a brand-new dimension, The Future of Work. It’s overflowing with inspiration, innovation, and practical solutions to your challenges right now.

2) What you could be learning

Your conference pass gives you access to 5 different sessions taking place at the same time. Take a masterclass with an industry expert, explore a case study or practice your HR skills at taster sessions. Even better, meet companies who are ready to help you meet your organisational needs. This is your chance to meet the people behind the phones and explore the different company personalities to find the one that fits your need the best.Stop by the Acacia Learning stand to pick an extra special treat. We’re giving away Acacia Trees! Whilst you’re here you can meet the team; chat to our course adviser and meet some of our tutors too. Find out about our new portfolio of courses for HR, L&D, Health and Safety and more.

3) Preparing for the future

CIPD believes that it is time to stop agonising about AI and robots taking over people’s jobs. For every job that will be made redundant by machines, a new one will be created for humans to work more closely with technology. Humans will still be central in the future of work.This future, however, comes with a fresh set of challenges for people and organisations. Now is the time to re-skill ourselves and our employees to be able to step up and work alongside technology, and rethink how we lead organisations, manage people and how we embrace technology and innovation to increase business success while also creating a better society for all.

4) Dealing with the Boss

CIPD have even set up an email template for you to send to your boss. Click here to view itIt outlines the costs, what you will learn from it and what you could be bringing back to the business. There’s no excuse!

5) Booking your Conference Passes

Book today to guarantee your pass and reserve the conference sessions you want to attend before they sell out. A conference pass gives you access to six conference streams taking place simultaneously at the event.You can get group discounts, student discounts or CIPD membership discounts on your tickets. It’s a bargain!


Why not tweet us to let us know you’re going! We’ll be active @Acacia_learning

We hope to see you soon at the Festival of Work.

CIPD Festival of Work


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