Circle of Peers

Join us at one of our Circle of Peers events

Events & Upcoming Dates
– – – Spring Series 2019 – – – 
12 Feb 2019 10:00 onwards

Circle of Peers Collaboration, Sussex

14 Feb 2019 09:00 onwards

Circle of Peers Casual, London

20 Feb 2019 17:00 onwards


Isle of Man

19 Feb 2019 11:45 onwards



07 March 2019 17:00 onwards

Autumn 2018 Series Topic

One of life’s conundrums?


The phrase “Morally courageous” is often used by Maureen Scholefield. What exactly does this mean and how does it resonate with People Professionals? We encourage you to spend some time on yourself and work with us to explore exactly what this means for us all. We live in times that demand an ethical code; is it merely compliance or is it wrapped up within our personal integrity? In other words “how do we sleep at night with the decisions we have made?” As ever, we will be drawing upon the latest news and case studies in HR/L&D.  You will then have time to focus on how they apply to your organisation and also find out how your peers feel.  An excellent opportunity to learn and share.

What is the Circle of Peers?

Circle of Peers was launched in 2007. We recognised that People Professionals valued opportunities to meet and exchange experiences. These events also provide a support mechanisms for our candidates.

Circle of Peers events are good for People Professionals who give so much to others and yet do not take care of themselves.

If you’re thinking about getting a qualification with us, these events are ideal to meet us, get to know us and ask us questions in depth.

They’re held in London, Sussex, Dubai, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man.

Why not come along at a venue that suits you.

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Share, inform, update.

Our concept of Circle of Peers works in formal and less formal situations, so the aims of Circle of Peers Casual meetings are to:

  • Share ideas, concepts and experiences
  • Formulate approaches, formulate models of good practice
  • Inform and update each other

Network and extend personal contacts in similar and different sectors. This is just what Circle of Peers Casual is designed to do!

Locations include:

  • The Wine Bar at the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London
  • Bar George, Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Bianca’s Restaurant, Gibraltar
  • The Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai, UAE

It is casual so we will be happy to see you for a quick or lengthy drink!

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It’s good to talk…

With up to the minute presentations from industry professionals and group discussions, we meet under the ‘Chatham House Rule’ to share, support, and where appropriate, learn from each other.

We all know that bouncing ideas, discussing problems and sharing solutions in a safe environment helps us to hone the ultimate plan. Finding that someone else has tried that particular approach and can share the successes and the pitfalls is of incalculable value, saving time, money and that all important stress factor.

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There are times when it’s lonely at the top.

It is difficult to know who you can talk to inside an organisation.  Cullen Scholefield are well placed to offer objective and sound advice in a safe and confidential environment.  Over the 32 years we have been working with managers and HR professionals we have always listened to and supported our clients.

So we can…

  • Listen
  • Act as sounding boards
  • Reflect back
  • Offer advice
  • Generate ideas
  • Provide interim support
  • Work on short projects
  • Facilitate that “interesting” session
  • Connect you to others

If this how we can help you, please email in strict confidence to:

Maureen always has an interesting collection of people that come along and it’s a very useful networking opportunity. Perhaps there’s an opportunity to exchange ideas.

We have a seasonal workforce, and trying to make sure they get supported with the resources that we have can sometimes be tricky. A lot of will come back year after year. We’ve had people for 20+ years.

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As an HR executive in South Africa, you were very much part of the subsidiary board, strategic development of key values and key drivers for the company. HR is an integral part of that. It’s not a grudge purchase.

Networking from an HR perspective is very important. I’ve never been one that only focussed on HR. I’ve always believed in cross-functionality, so that’s why I like meeting new people. As an HR person, you need that holistic view.

Jane Normann

I have know Maureen for 20+ years. We were setting up NVQs and we needed trained assessors and Maureen did a great job providing those.

I try to come to these events on a regular basis.

George Lepine

GAL Consulting