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The Irish Centre for Business Excellence - Pillars of Excellence

Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare


EVENT: The Irish Centre for Business Excellence Annual Conference - Pillars of Excellence

Thursday 11 May 2017

Where: Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare

Booking: Please contact  or 061 423 622 to book your place's

Cost: Member cost: €245 / Non–member cost: €345 per person + VAT

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This conference will engage members on the five pillars of excellence which reflect current needs for shared learning and it will also provoke debate and insights through our table discussions.


Takeaways from this event:
  • Employee engagement – a key requirement for organisations in 2017
  • Driving performance through people
  • A unique insight to a major organisational turn around.
  • Leaders Standard Work – The Shingo journey
  • Influencing & motivating for you and your team.
  • Discussions & debate to bring networking to a new level.

8.30am - Registration – Tea/Coffee

9.00am - Welcome and opening address

9.10am - Noel Hennessy -Continuous Improvement Director, Lake Region Medical - Employing Continuous Improvement as a Means to Engage the Disengaged

9.40am - Catherine Neilson – Kerry Group, Director of Strategy - Engaging the business in driving growth through storytelling

10.10am - Paul Aherne - (formerly Senior Director HR EMEA, PayPal; Senior Director, Global Learning and Organisation Development, eBay) Ascend Associate - The (r)Evolution of Performance Management to unleash Organisation & Individual Potential

10.50am - Networking tea/coffee

11.20am - Patrick Jordan – Owner of Atlantic Aviation Group - “The importance of agreeing and publishing Core Values in a Turnaround’

12.00pm - Louise Shannon – Senior Manager, People and Organisation, PWC - Shaping Ireland's future talent landscape - Views from HR Leaders and CEO's

12.30pm Sean Gayer – Site Director, Boston Scientific, Cork  - “Leaders Standard Work”

1.10pm Lunch/Networking

2.00pm - The Power of influencing and Motivating  - Owen Fitzpatrick - International keynote speaker, best-selling author, globetrotting psychologist and leading expert on influence

3.00pm - Tea/Coffee networking

3.20pm - Gina London – Facilitating Group table discussions  - Gina London is an Emmy winning veteran CNN correspondent and anchor, she is an internationally acclaimed thought leader in strategic communications

4.45pm – Results & Closing

5.00pm – Close


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