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    Paul Mason: Brexit, Corbyn and the Changing Economic and Political Landscape. MIRS meeting at Manchester Met, October 27th 2016
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    EAEPE Conference 2016, 3–5 November at MMU Business School
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    ‘Decent’ work and ‘Decent’ Adult Social Care, 8 November 2016 at Manchester Metropolitan University
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Events & CPD

CPP regularly host important regional and national events in the field of people management.

The extensive networks of our researchers in both academic and business world enable us to attract high profile events, and our state of the art building and convenient location provide the ideal venue for both large scale conferences and smaller scale conferences and workshops.

In 2016, we are delighted to be hosting two prestigious international and national events: the 28th Annual Conference of the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy and the UK Forum for Human Resource Development. You will find details of these and other events below.

We also host the meetings of the Manchester Industrial Relations Society (MIRS), a well-established and important forum for the discussion of industrial relations and employment issues within Britain.

Forthcoming events

  • Brexit, Corbyn and the Changing Economic and Political Landscape

    Manchester Industrial Relations Society meeting at MMU Business School

    Arthur Priest Memorial Lecture by Paul Mason, The Guardian columnist, author of Why It’s Still Kicking Off Everywhere and Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future, and the former economics editor for Channel 4 News and Newsnight.

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  • 28th Annual EAEPE Conference 2016

    at MMU Business School, Manchester

    The conference theme – industrialisation, socio-economic transformation and institutions – is inspired by the historical legacy of the Industrial Revolution that has made Manchester a pre-eminent industrial metropolis of the world. The theme invites contributors to consider social and economic implications of industrialisation, deindustrialisation and transformation with particular attention to those institutions that flourish and decline around industries and manufacturing.

  • ‘Decent’ work and ‘Decent’ Adult Social Care: what prospects in the current policy context? (ESRC Festival of Social Science)

    at Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

    This event will draw on research findings from a number of key reports, focussing on adult social care in England, Scotland and Wales followed by a series of workshops exploring in greater detail the implications for Manchester.

    Through these workshops, delegates will have the opportunity to engage with a range of different stakeholders and share their experiences, views and concerns for the future of adult social care in Manchester and the region. To this end this event is aimed at a diverse audience including: practitioners (e.g. care providers), academics and policy makers.

    With Professor Carol Atkinson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Professor Ian Cunningham (University of Strathclyde) and Professor Sian Moore (Greenwich University).

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