HR Conference NUI Galway
An Bóthar Romhainn – The Road Ahead.
WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2006
20.00 Welcome Reception & Registration, Presidents Drawing Room.
THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2006
Venue: Aula Maxima, NUI, Galway
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".
(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.
14.15 Mr. Kieran Mulvey, Chief Executive, LRC.
"The Labour Relation Commissions role and the future of third party intervention".
(3) Disability Legislation - Professor Ger Quinn, NUI, Galway.
(4) Employee Assistance Programmes - Ms. Carolyn Blanch, PPC Worldwide.
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.
FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2006
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.
11.30 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)