5th Annual IUA HR Conference; An Bóthar Romhainn (The Road Ahead), September 28/29, 2006


HR Conference NUI Galway

An Bóthar Romhainn – The Road Ahead.



20.00       Welcome Reception & Registration, Presidents Drawing Room.


Venue:    Aula Maxima, NUI, Galway


09.00       Registration

09.30       Introduction – Dr. Iognáid Ó Muircheartaigh, President.

09.45       Keynote Speaker: Ms. Danuta Gray, CEO, O2 Ireland.

                "The challenge of leading in an ever changing and competitive environment".

10.30       Tea/Coffee

11.00       SEMINARS:

                (1)   Diversity Management in Higher Education  -  Ms. Catherine Curran, Pearn Kandola.
                (2)   Employment Law  -  Mr. Padraic Brennan, WB Glynn Solicitors. 

12.00       Mr. Brendan McGinty,  Director of HR & IR, IBEC.

                "An employers perspective on "Towards 2016" - where now for public sector reform.

                Sessions will be chaired by Ms. Mary O'Riordan, Vice-President for Student
                Services & Human Resources, NUI, Galway.

13.00       LUNCH

14.15       Mr. Kieran Mulvey, Chief Executive, LRC.

                "The Labour Relation Commissions role and the future of third party intervention".  

15.00       SEMINARS:

                (3) Disability Legislation  -  Professor Ger Quinn, NUI, Galway.

                (4) Employee Assistance Programmes  -  Ms. Carolyn Blanch, PPC Worldwide.

16.00       Tea/Coffee

16.30       Mr. Tom Boland, Chief Executive HEA.

                "The role of the Authority working with the Universities to negotiate the challenges

                  that lie ahead."

                Sessions will be chaired by Professor Jim Ward, Former Vice-President for 
                Human & Physical
Resources, NUI, Galway.

20.00       Conference Dinner & Reception - Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill.


09.00       Exhibition – Irish Independent, VHI, BUPA, CORE, Brindley Advertising.   

10.00       Ms. Elspeth MacArthur, Director of HR, University of Edinburgh.

                "Modernisation/restructuring in higher educational institutes with particular attention

                 on the University of Edinburgh.

11.00       Tea/Coffee

11.30       Mr. Jack O’ Connor, General Secretary, SIPTU.

                "A trade union perspectiveon the pressures across the public sector and in


                 Sessions will be chaired by Ms. Mary O'Riordan, Vice-President for
                 Student Services & Human Resources, NUI, Galway.

12.30       Conference Lunch & Close (Chris McNairney)