Annual Conference and Dinner 2017


Attend our national and regional conferences and other events to connect with CIPD, keep up to date with the issues facing HR and L&D and network with fellow professionals.

National Events

5pm A&L Goodbody, IFSC, Dublin

The following topics will be explored:

  • Bullying and harassment
  • The do's and don'ts of discipline
  • Demystifying performance management
  • Recruitment processes – tips and tricks

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(new graphic) Annual Conference and DinnerJoin us for an inspirational day in Croke Park exploring how HR and L&D professionals are shaping the future of work and the workplace.

Much is mooted that technology will rule the future workplace. Often lost in the conversation is the person. CIPD research demonstrates that the future of work is human; and the HR profession is pivotal in carving this future. CIPD Ireland is convening a growing community of business leaders, HR professionals, policy makers, thought-leaders, academics to progress the debate around the future of work is human.

You'll engage with lightning talks and café conversations where delegates explore and share whether the future of work really should, can and will be human and if so, how to support, develop and harness the power into a successful, productive and fulfilled workforce!

Then relax and continue the conversation at our conference dinner where you will have opportunities to chat with colleagues and delegates.

Early Bird rate available until 31 March 2017

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Advancing technologies, globalisation, cost pressures, changing customer requirements and different employee expectations are just some of the issues organisations have to grapple with as they re-organise to meet competitor and market challenges.

If you’re faced with these challenges and are re-organising, restructuring, or changing other aspects of your organisation, our one-week intensive qualification programme in Dublin will give you the knowledge and skills needed when selecting and implementing OD interventions.

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By appointment only
Call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6208 to book your appointment

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We held a breakfast forum on the labour market implications of Brexit in 2016. In addition, Mary Connaughton represented CIPD Ireland at the EAPM meetings and attended the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition in November in Manchester. So far in 2017, we've held a seminar addressing what is happening in talent management in Ireland.

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Regional Events

CIPD Ireland has six regions comprising:

  • Mid West
  • Midlands
  • North West
  • South East
  • Southern
  • Western

Mid West Region

Mid-West-Region-Programme-of-Events-2016-2017.pdf (198 KB) Mid West Region Programme of Events 2016/2017

6.30pm University of Limerick
Speakers: Patrick Gunnigle, Professor of Business, University of Limerick,
Michael McDonnell, Chairman of UTS HR Group and former Managing Director, CIPD Ireland,
Niamh O’Connor, Head of Human Resources, Lufthansa Technik Shannon Ltd

Roundtable presentation and discussion chaired by Michael Morley, Professor of Management, University of Limerick.

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Greenhills Hotel

Strand Hotel

Midlands Region

6.00pm Wineport Lodge, Athlone
Speaker: Doreen Gerety, HR Director, EMEA, Kerry Group

We've already held an event on reality and practice in absence management this year.

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South East Region

6:30pm, Vhi, Kilkenny

The recently published CIPD Policy Report on wellness highlights that the evidence for the benefits of wellness has never been stronger. However, whilst many studies show that the majority of employers recognise this fact, those very same employers are not implementing what they themselves deem as hugely beneficial. Attend this event to engage with three experts in the area of wellness to learn how employees and organisations can work together as an informed community to improve everyone's health and well-being.

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We held an event in February in Waterford with a guest speaker from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, who shared their data on the skills movement in Ireland and what is attracting and retaining employees.

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Southern Region

CIPD-Southern-Region-Programme-of-Events-2016-2017-V9.pdf (604 KB) Southern Region Programme of Events 2016/2017

7:30am Maryborough House Hotel, Cork
Speaker: Author and Lecturer Paddy Gunnigle

6.00pm Port of Cork, Custom House Quay
Speaker: Peter O’Shaughnessy, Regional Director, Ibec

We've already held events on how to boost your well-being and ability to perform, how to grow your talent through a global mobility strategy, how to get the best out of psychometrics in HR, health, sleep and shift work, employee engagement, people analytics and the future of HR over the last few months.

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The Southern Region of CIPD Ireland is made up of members from the South of Ireland.

In 2016, we've developed a programme of events that will show:

  • clear learnings from our past
  • innovation and creativity for our present
  • forward thinking strategic focus for our future

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Western Region

Western-Region-Programme-of-Events-2016-2017.pdf (2 MB) Western Region Programme of Events 2016-2017

5.30pm Menlo Park Hotel, Galway
Speaker: Jeff Turner EMEA L&D Manager, Facebook