Conference Brochure - Trinity College Dublin

13th Annual IUA HR Conference
“Looking from the Outside In”
Trinity College Dublin
16th /17th October 2014
Trinity College Dublin would like to thank our gold sponsors:
Conference Programme
Thursday, October 16th 2014
09.30 – 10.30* Registration. Tea/Coffee
10.30 - 10.45
Introduction and Welcome address:
Dr. Patrick Prendergast, Provost, Trinity College
Tony McMahon, Director, Human Resources,
Trinity College Dublin - Conference Chair
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
Theme A: Philanthropy and Social
Entrepreneurship - the HR Connection
10.45 – 12.00
Nick Sparrow, Director of Development of Trinity
Foundation, Trinity
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
Deirdre Tracey, Associate Director of Development Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
of Trinity Foundation, Trinity
John Healy, Adjunct Professor in Trinity Centre for
Nonprofit Management, Chair of Philanthropy
Ireland and Chief Executive Officer of The Atlantic
Philanthropies from 2001 to 2007
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
12.00 – 12.30
George Boyle, Founder of Fumbally Exchange
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
12.30 – 1.00
Launch of
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
13.00 - 14.00
Ned Costello CEO, IUA
Marie Connolly, HR Shared Services
Transition Manager, UL
Fidelma Haffey, HR Resourcing Manager,
Davenport Hotel
Theme B: Adapting to a Social Media Society –
Opportunities, Risks and Challenges for HR
14.00 - 14.45
Eoin O’Dell, Associate Professor of Law, Trinity
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
14.45 - 15.30
Bob Flynn, Founder of iCommunity and the
Business Owners’ Network
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
15.30 - 16.00
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
16.00 - 16.45
Krishna De, Social Media, Digital Marketing And
Content Marketing Speaker
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
Reception & Gala Dinner
Dining Hall, Trinity College
After Dinner Entertainment
Kennedy’s Bar, 31-32 Westland
Dublin 2
Friday, October 17th 2014
09:00 – 09:30
Zoology Museum tour
Sign up on Thursday, Gandon
Suite, Davenport Hotel
09.30 - 10.30
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
Theme C: Meeting expectations: how to attract
stellar performers, engage and manage winners?
10.30 - 11.15
Professor Ian Robertson, Professor of Psychology
& founding Director of Trinity College Institute of
Neuroscience, TCD
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
11.15 - 12.00
Mary Keating, Associate Professor, School of
Business, Trinity
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
12.00 - 12.30
Sandra Thorpe, HR Director, Online & Corporate
for Paddy Power
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
12.30 - 12.45
Conference close:
Tony McMahon, Director of Human Resources,
Gandon Suite, Davenport Hotel
12.45 - 13.00
Lunch ‘to go’
Davenport Hotel
Conference Information and Venue
The 13th Annual IUA HR conference will take place in The Davenport Hotel, Dublin on 16th
and 17th October, 2014. The conference will begin promptly at 09.30 on October 16th. The
registration fee is €175 per person and includes attendance at all conference sessions on
the 16th and 17th October, lunch on the 16th October, Gala Dinner that evening and 'lunch
to go' on Friday. The Gala Dinner will take place in the Dining Hall, Trinity College.
The registration fee does not include accommodation costs.
Should you have any accessibility or dietary requirements please contact us in advance in
order that we can facilitate your participation in this event.
If you have any other queries, do not hesitate to contact us on 01 896 3365. Alternatively
you can email any queries to Shauna Powderly at [email protected]
All delegates must register in advance. Conference attendees and sponsors have two
options for payment- Cheque or Bank Transfer.
Cheque Payments
Cheques should be made payable to “TCD No.1 Account”. Cheques should be mailed
(including a copy of your completed registration form to the following address:
HR Conference
HR Office
House 4
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
Bank Transfers
Payments can also be made by bank transfers, applying the details below:
Bank Name
Bank Address
Account Name
Account No
Sort Code
BIC/ Swift Code
Bank of Ireland
College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
TCD No. 1 Account
IE92 BOFI 9000 1710 0279 52
Please use “HR Conf. 2100” as reference and quote the name of your institution and the
names of delegates.
Closing date for registration is Friday, September 26th, 2014.
Registration Conditions
Provided a written cancellation is received before Friday 26th September 2014, the full
payment minus bank charges and handling fees will be refunded. No refunds will be given
after that date. The cancellation policy applies to all reservations made. Telephone
cancellations will not be accepted. All notice of cancellations must be submitted to Shauna
Powderly at [email protected]
The registration does not include accommodation costs. Trinity College has negotiated a
special rate of €159 single and €169 double including breakfast with the Davenport and
Alexander Hotels.
Should you have any accessibility or dietary requirements please contact us in advance in
order that we can facilitate your participation in this event.
Please book your accommodation following the link on the conference website.
If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01 896 3365.
Alternatively you can email any queries to Shauna Powderly at [email protected]
Getting There
The conference will take place the Davenport Hotel, Dublin. The following is a link to a
location map:
By Road
Car parking for the Davenport and Alexander Hotels is located on Fenian Street and is called
Alexander Court. It is available at €2.00 per hour payable to a ticket machine in the car park
itself. A code is required to enter the car park which will be provided in advance. This code
changes on a weekly basis and will be available closer to the time of the conference. There
is a special rate of €12.00 for 24 hours for guests staying over in the hotel and the ticket will
be validated at reception to avail of this rate.
The car park is underground and has a black gate. There is a small restaurant with a black
canopy beside it. There are plenty of spaces in the car park itself but it is on first come first
serve basis.
By Rail
Please visit the following website for train time tables:
By Bus
Please visit the following website for bus timetables:
Streets around Trinity College:
Gala Dinner
The gala dinner will be held at the Trinity College Dining Hall, which is a 10 minute walk from the Davenport Hotel.
Kennedy’s Bar
Dr. Patrick Prendergast
Patrick Prendergast was elected by academic staff and
student representatives to Provost of Trinity College Dublin
in 2011, after having served as the Vice-Provost & Chief
Academic Officer (2008-2011) and Dean of Graduate
Studies (2004-2007). An engineer by background, he was
Professor of Bioengineering before becoming Provost and
held many EU grants and an SFI Principal Investigator
grants. He published several hundred research papers on
the subjects of implant design and tissue mechanobiology,
for which he was elected a Member of the Royal Irish
Academy in 2008 and an International Fellow of the Royal
Academy of Engineering (UK) in 2013. He served on several
boards, most recently ClearStream Technologies plc, and
Tallaght Hospital. He was appointed by the European
Commission to the Governing Board of the European
Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in 2012. Since
becoming Provost he set about increasing revenues to offset
the collapse in state funding that resulted from Ireland’s
economic crash through internationalisation and
commercialisation. He also completed a reorganisation of
the administration and support services. Simultaneously he
launched two initiatives that re-oriented Trinity’s position as
a university of global consequence: A Global Relations
initiative and an Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative,
both of which have attracted significant international
attention as being on the forefront of higher education policy
Nick Sparrow
Nick is the Director of Development of Trinity Foundation –
an independent charity responsible for development and
alumni relations activities of Trinity College Dublin with
targets to fundraise over €20m per annum and to increase
alumni giving. Nick read Experimental Physics in Trinity and
then joined KPMG - first as an auditor and then as a
management consultant to Libya’s state oil refinery. He was
then ran his own IT/Finance consultancy to a variety of
industries ranging from Lufthansa to the State’s Health
Boards. As Administrator of Belvedere College SJ he
became involved in fundraising out of necessity - helping
raise over €7m in a capital programme. Nick is a Fellow of
the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a
member of the Ross Group.
Deirdre Tracey
Deirdre is an Associate Director of Development of Trinity
Foundation – an independent charity with targets to
fundraise over €20m per annum for Trinity College Dublin.
Deirdre worked on fundraising and developing Trinity’s
Science Gallery, helping raise €12m for the start-up. She is
now working with the Business School on a major new
development, which will open in 2017.
Deirdre has a BSc from UCD. After finishing her degree,
Deirdre spent 7 years in London working with the Maxwell
Group as a European Account Manager, Deirdre then
returned to Ireland and worked with Reuters as Marketing
Manager and prior to joining Trinity, Deirdre was the
Fundraising Manager at the National Children’s Hospital.
John R. Healy
John was Chief Executive Officer of The Atlantic
Philanthropies from 2001 to 2007 during which time he
managed the organisation’s successful transition to a
limited-life foundation which expects to cease active grantmaking by 2020, an unusual strategy for a major
philanthropy. John Healy sits on the boards of The Irish
Landmark Trust, the Mary Robinson Foundation –Climate
Justice, INKEx – the Irish Nonprofit Knowledge Exchange,
and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. He is
Chair of Philanthropy Ireland. He is a member of the
advisory board of The ONE Foundation and of the Irish
Government’s Forum on Philanthropy& Fundraising. He is
adjunct Professor in Trinity’s Centre for Nonprofit
Management and consults in the fields of philanthropy and
foundation management.
George Boyle
George is a quixotic, liberal architect and earth mother - in a
hat. An honours 1992 UCD graduate, she turned
professional with RIAI/RIBA in 1997. She established
strategic vision practice georgeboyledesigns in 2010,
determined to confront impacts of Ireland's crisis head-on. In
pursuit of innovation and reform she concurrently founded
Fumbally Exchange (FEx), a hub for entrepreneurs and
creative professionals collaborating for change. FEx has
developed a reputation synonymous with work practice
evolution, urban regeneration, creative excellence and
transformative thinking: Making Work. Together. FEx moved
from Dublin’s Liberties in 2013 to the ground-breaking FEx
HQ at Dame Lane, D2. Within a year membership swelled to
175 business entities, and FEx is expanding steadily to other
locations and sectors nationwide. George received Arthur
Guinness Fund’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year award
2011 and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s elevator award
2012. She plays cello, piano and harp, is a published
columnist, writer and poet and lives on the canal, which may
someday be significant.
Dr. Eoin O’Dell
Dr Eoin O'Dell is an Associate Professor of Law and Chair of
the Fellows in Trinity College Dublin. He researches and
publishes primarily in the fields of freedom of expression,
and private and commercial law (including IP, IT and
cyberlaw). He has been President of the Irish Association of
Law Teachers, a Member of the Council and Executive of
the Society of Legal Scholars in the UK and Ireland, and
Editor of the Dublin University Law Journal. He was a
member of the group which advised the Department of
Justice on the Defamation Act, 2009; he was a member of
the Advisory Group on a European Civil Code which advised
the EU Commission on common principles of European
private law; and he is a member of the Statute Law Revision
Committee advising the Department of Public Service and
Reform on the process of revising the Irish Statute Book. He
was Chair of the Copyright Review Group which recently
presented its final report to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise
and Innovation
Bob Flynn
Bob Flynn is the founder of iCommunity and the Business
Owners’ Network boasting over 5,500+ members. The
Business Owners’ Network is now the third largest Irish
LinkedIn community. Bob’s extensive practical knowledge
led him to founding iCommunity in 2009 and now provides
LinkedIn training programmes to Irish and international
organisations. iCommunity the only Irish company to be a
“talent solutions partner” of LinkedIn and regularly provides
training and support services to organisations like IBM,
Google, bank of Ireland, AIB and Deloiite. Bob is Ireland’s
foremost authority on LinkedIn and his training programmes
have been delivered to some of Ireland’s brightest talent.
Krishna De
Krishna is an award winning communications strategist,
commentator and mentor. Her expertise in leveraging
content marketing and social media is featured in several
highly acclaimed books. She guides business leaders on
how to integrate digital and social media communications
into their business strategy to boost their visibility, reputation
and profits. Prior to establishing her own business, she was
a board member of Guinness and Diageo in Europe, Asia
and North America, and was HR Director for Diageo Ireland
where she also had responsibility for internal
communications. She therefore brings a unique and highly
relevant point of view to the use of social media by the
human resources function.
Professor Ian Robertson
Ian Robertson is Professor of Psychology at Trinity College
Dublin and was the founding Director of Trinity College
Institute of Neuroscience.
He is Director of the NIEL programme (Neuroenhancement
for Inequalities in Elder Lives) and a member of the Royal
Irish Academy. Previously a senior scientist at the MRC
Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, where he
was also a fellow at Hughes Hall, Ian Robertson continues to
be a Visiting Professor at University College London,
University of Wales at Bangor and is a Visiting Scientist at
the Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto. A
graduate of Glasgow University, he gained his Masters and
Doctoral degrees at the University of London. His research
focusses on the neuropsychology of brain rehabilitation and
attention: he has more than 200 published books and
articles in this field. A former science writer for the London
Times, his multiply-translated popular science books are
Mind Sculpture and the Mind's Eye.
Mary Keating
Mary Keating is Associate Professor in Trinity College
Dublin where she teaches Human Resource Management in
the School of Business. She is a Fellow of Trinity College
Dublin, Research Fellow of the International Institute for
Integration Studies (IIIS) at TCD and a Fellow of the
Salzburg Seminar. She has published widely in scholarly
journals. Her current area of research is in Healthcare where
she has looked at HRM in hospitals, the emergence of
clinical directorates and hybrid managerial roles. She
recently edited a book on Patient Centred Care addressing
these issues. She has consulting experience in the area of
HR strategy, management recruitment and compensation.
Sandra Thorpe
Sandra Thorpe is appointed HR Director, Online &
Corporate for Paddy Power. Sandra’s previous roles
include Head of HR, European Operations, Microsoft and
Vice President, Organizational Development, Citibank, New
York and London. Sandra was also a partner in a
consultancy firm, Level 4. Sandra earned her degree and
completed postgraduate study at UCD (University College
Dublin) and currently lives in Dalkey, Co. Dublin with her
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