2015 ICBE Symposium

Personal Growth & Business Leadership


Speakers Presentations


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 9am – 5pm Wednesday 11th November

Sheraton Athlone Hotel

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8.30 am: Registration Tea/Coffee

9.00 am: Welcome and Opening Address – Dick Keely, CEO, ICBE

9.10 am: Demystifying Leadership Frank Devine, Accelerated Improvement

9.50 am: Engagement: The cornerstone of operational excellence! – James Lyons, Director of Operations, Boston Scientific Galway

10.30am: My Leadership Journey, from Apprentice to Owner Manager – Shane Quilligan, CEO Modular Automation: one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme 2015

10.55 am: Tea/Coffee – Networking Opportunity


11:20 am: Harnessing Engagement and Innovation through Organisational Development   Kay Joyce, Moving Forward Learning

12:00pm: Personal Leadership: How we can all tap into our superhuman ability – What’s your Why?  Gerry Duffy, ultra-athlete, motivational speaker, author (32 Marathons: 32 counties: 32 Days)

1.00pm: Lunch – Networking Opportunity


2.00 pm: J.E.M. Give a Spark to Your Leadership Performance – Establish 3 Critical Daily Routines that will Enable you to Lead with Confidence and Effectiveness
Fabio Grassi – Core Ideas, Irish Management Institute (IMI)

2.30 pm: Personal Self Awareness: The Key to Sustainable High Performance Leadership
JJ O’Riordan, Premier Coaching Solutions and Lesley Murray, HR Leader Europe, Nelipak

3.00 pm: Tea/Coffee – Networking Opportunity

3.30 pm: A Systemic Approach to Innovation through Young Leaders and Teamwork Culture Development in a LEAN Organisation: a case study on developing culture and talent to support rapid international growth   Mary Collins, Senior Director, Human Resources Europe, Merit Medical with Lorna McDowell, Xenergie International


4.00 pm: Insights into Leading and Managing Generation Y Dr. Mary Collins, Institute of Leadership, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


 4.40 pm: Closing Remarks





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