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Thank you for attending the CIPD Northern Ireland Annual Conference 2018, 27 November 2018 at the ICC Belfast

Enabling well-being, furthering inclusion, embracing technology

Join us for the inaugural CIPD Northern Ireland Annual Conference to hear the latest HR thinking, and to network with HR professionals from across Northern Ireland.

The key theme is raising the voice of the people profession in the future world of work in Northern Ireland.

Delegates will hear from a diverse lineup of speakers about how to become a champion for better work and working lives. The conference will comprise of a range of first class HR, business and motivational keynote speakers, a programme of workshops and breakout sessions and an exhibition, featuring sector specialist suppliers offering a variety of services.

Our workshop streams will focus on three key topics:

  • Enabling well-being in organisations
  • Creating truly inclusive environments
  • Embracing technology and digital working in the way we work

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sinead Carville, Executive Director of Human Resources, FinTrU
  • David D’Souza, CIPD Director and Thought Leader
  • Sarah Guerra, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, King’s College London
  • Timandra Harkness, BBC Radio presenter of ‘Future Proofing’ and Author of ‘Big Data: Does size matter?’
  • Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon, Managing Director, WorkLifePsych
  • Professor Shane O’Mara, Professor of Experimental Brain Research, Trinity College, University of Dublin
  • Lesley Babb, Head of Pay, Reward and Diversity, Intellectual Property Office
  • Conor Curran, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Queen’s University Belfast
  • John Conaghan, Head of Professional Development, Inspire Wellbeing
  • Helen Gowler, Workday Alliance Director, PwC
  • Steve Orr, Director of Connect, Catalyst Inc
  • Paul Gillen, Partner and Employment Lawyer, Pinsent Masons
  • Linda Kennedy McCarthy, Former Group HR Director, SIG

Book four tickets to the conference and only pay for the price of three.

***For sponsorship and/or exhibition queries, please contact: northernireland@cipd.co.uk

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Day 1
27 Nov 2018

Registration and morning coffee

Professor Shane O'Mara
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Professor Shane O’Mara

Learning from neuroscience to increase well-being at work


Morning coffee break

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Helen Gowler

Breakout sessions: Case studies


Networking lunch

Timandra Harkness
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Timandra Harkness, BBC

Technology and human wisdom: A new way of working

Tony Vickers-Byrne
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Tony Vickers-Byrne

Breakout sessions: Interactive sessions


Afternoon coffee break

Linda Kennedy McCarthy
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Linda Kennedy McCarthy

Meet the speakers


ICC Belfast
2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 3WH

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