Why should you attend?

PAI will host a half day conference event that promises a fresh perspective on what it means to achieve great performance, both personally and at an organisational level. Performance achievement requires leadership not just from HR but from managers and leaders at all levels. The conference will focus on the ways in which organisational culture and HR initiatives can be developed to motivate and manage high performance. Our expert speakers will explore a range of practical and topical themes, including on-the-job performance feedback, managing probation and underperformance proactively, diversity management, key legal issues and public sector reform developments.

 

Included in the price of the ticket: Conference delegate pack, speaker slides, refreshments and
a networking lunch at 1pm following the conference event.

 

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Thought Leaders

Fresh Perspectives

Networking

Event Schedule

9.00 – 9.05

Conference Chair Ashley Hughes, Assistant Professor of Management, Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business & Learning and Development Consultant

9.05 – 9.35

Challenges of Strategic Human Resource Management in the Civil Service David Cagney, Chief HR Officer for the Civil Service

9.35 – 10.05

Navigating complex employment issues and setting practical business solutions – Legal update on managing performance in the Public Sector – Emmet Whelan, Partner in the ByrneWallace Employment team

10.05 – 10.35

Managing poor performance – Managing probation and implementing a system of better supports for line managers – Sile O’Donnell, Independent HR Consultant

10.35 – 10.45

Q&A

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee Networking Break

11.15 – 11.45

Changing mind-sets & redefining ‘the conversation’ – Eliminating the Evaluation & Creating a Culture of on the job feedback to achieve positive performance – Maureen Gaffney, Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Society in UCD, broadcaster, writer and columnist.

11.45 – 12.15

Diversity – the employee engagement tool Carol Tully, Senior Manager in Human Capital Practice for the Public Service, Deloitte Ireland

12.15 – 12.45

Creating a team of Leaders – motivating your staff to take action and become drivers of their own best performanceOrla O’Brien, CEO, Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice

12.45 – 1.00

Q&A

1.00

Lunch

Our Sponsors

PAI are delighted to announce our full panel of conference speakers

David Cagney
Chief Human Resources Officer for the Civil Service

David was appointed Chief Human Resource Officer for the Civil Service in September 2015. His remit includes the development and implementation of HR policies in the civil service including workforce planning and policies on recruitment; promotion; mobility; secondment, redeployment and performance management. It also includes the Senior Public Service. Prior to joining the Civil Service he held the position of Director of Human Resources at the Dublin Institute of Technology. David has previously worked with An Post, IBEC and with the Local Government Staff Negotations Board in a variety of HR roles. He also served as a Vice Chairman of the Employment Appeals Tribunal from 2007 to 2010. A graduate of University College Dublin, he was called to the bar in 1993.

David Cagney
Chief Human Resources Officer for the Civil Service
Dr Maureen Gaffney
Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Society

Dr Maureen Gaffney is Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Society in University College Dublin. A well-known broadcaster, writer and columnist, she worked for many years in Trinity College Dublin as Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology and as Executive Chair of the National Economic and Social Forum. She now works with companies and organisations helping them to develop programmes on leadership and emotional intelligence; managing change and transitions; managing gender and diversity; flourishing organisational cultures. She has worked with companies in Ireland, the UK, Israel, and the US. Over her career, she has served on a number of state and other boards, including as a Law Reform Commissioner; Chair of the Council of the Insurance Ombudsman of Ireland; board member of the Health Service Executive; and council member of the Economic and Social Research Centre.

Dr Maureen Gaffney
Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Society
Emmet Whelan
Partner in the ByrneWallace Employment team

With over ten years’ employment law experience, Emmet advises on all aspects of employment law and in particular specialises in contentious employment matters and employee benefits. Clients include senior executives and large public and private sector employers.

Emmet Whelan
Partner in the ByrneWallace Employment team
Orla O’Brien
CEO Laura Lynn

Orla has over 28 years’ acute hospital experience, 18 years of which were at a management level. Orla qualified as a Registered Children’s and General Nurse in 1989 and subsequently qualified as a paediatric intensive care nurse before taking on management and leadership roles. Orla was also previously Deputy Director of Nursing in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Project Manager in the Department of Health and most recently Chief Operations Officer with the Children’s Hospital Group.

Orla O’Brien
CEO Laura Lynn
Sile O'Donnell
HR and Training Consultant

Sile O'Donnell is a HR and Training Consultant and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Trinity College Dublin. She has over 25 years’ experience of designing and implementing best practice HRM, change management and training strategies, initiatives and policies in the public sector. She was Director of HR in the Eastern Regional Health Authority for five years and an Assistant National Director of HR in the HSE for five years. She provides a range of HR services (including individual and team coaching, line management and change management training, HR strategy and policy development, employee relations advice and representation) to many organisations and individuals in the public and private sector.

Sile O'Donnell
HR and Training Consultant
Ashley Hughes
Assistant Professor of Management, Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business

Ashley Hughes is a training and development specialist with over 15 years’ experience working in both academic and management development arenas.Working across public and private sectors, Ashley has designed and delivered bespoke management development training for a range of organisations operating in Ireland and across Europe.

Ashley Hughes
Assistant Professor of Management, Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business
Carol Tully
Deloitte Human Capital Management Team

Carol Tully is a Senior Manager in the Deloitte Human Capital Management team. To-date, Carol has focused her career on People & Change working with a variety of clients in the Public Sector, Health Care, Energy, Banking and Consumer Business. She is specialised in Digital Enablement change management and focuses on the people side of large scale system implementations. Carol set up and led the change and communications programme in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Finance Transformation Programme and worked with the Revenue Commissioner in implementing a change framework.

Carol Tully
Deloitte Human Capital Management Team

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming sponsors at this year’s event please contact Public Affairs Ireland’s Training Manager
Emma McBride on (01) 819 8500 Email: emcbride@pai.ie

Gold Sponsorship Package
Accreditation as a sponsor on all marketing material including (conference brochure & programme, web campaigns and at the event)
Speaking opportunity (speakers picture & biography featured in conference brochure)
Acknowledgement as a sponsor during the conference by the event chairperson
Three complimentary delegate passes for the conference and conference lunch
Company name and logo displayed in the reception area
Opportunity to display pop-up stand(s) and marketing materials within reception area (sponsor to supply)
Opportunity to host an exhibition table in the reception space
Opportunity to display pop-up stand(s) in the main conference space
Opportunity to place a marketing document in delegate pack (supplied by sponsor)
Your logo and a link to your company website on our dedicated conference website
Feature a blog piece by a company representative hosted on PAI.ie, shared via Public Affairs Ireland social media channels and through Public Affairs Ireland's marketing mail outs and weekly Parliamentary Business Newsletter
Branding in communication with Public Sector press desks
Feature in a follow up press on the conference blog and press photos
Conference Day Exhibition Stand
Accreditation as a sponsor on all marketing material including (conference brochure & programme, web campaigns and at the event)
Acknowledgement as a sponsor during the conference by the event chairperson
Two complimentary delegate passes for the conference and conference lunch
Opportunity to host an exhibition table in the reception space
Your logo and a link to your company website on our dedicated conference website
Press photos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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