Agenda - Innovating | Involving | Inspiring 2012
This year's conference has a jam-packed programme to stimulate debate and provoke your thoughts on what's instore for our sector in the coming years.
08.45 - 09.10
09.05 - 09.10
Welcome and Introduction:
09.10 - 09.20
Opening Address (Lead Partner):
09.20 - 09.30
|Address on behalf of the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government:|
Rita McNulty (Assistant Secretary)
09.30 - 11.00
Topics and Speakers:
Are we doing the best that can be done? Are we basing our work in evidence of best practice?
Nuala Doherty (CEO, Centre for Effective Services)
Are we doing our best to do the best? Are we being sufficiently strategic and operating as well as we can?
Sean Coughlan (CEO, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and Chair of The Wheel
How do we know if we are doing our best? How can we measure our progress?
Sandra Velthuis (Whitebarn Consulting)
Table Exercise: Developing targets and indicators
11.00 - 11.30
11.30 - 13.15
INVOLVING: How can we maximise participation by people in decision making that affects them)
Topics and Speakers:
Public Participation: Invloving Citizens in Designing Public Services
Fergus O'Ferrall (Adelaide Lecturer in Health Policy TCD)
Sharing Social Responsibility
Sean Healy (Director, Social Justice Ireland)
Changing the Nature of Public Services: Enabling Mutual Help & Empowering Communities
Martin Sime (CEO, Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations)
Why participate in democarcy ? What does citizenship mean?
Sr Bernadette Macmahon (Director, Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice)
Karl O’Connor (Senior Manager of Employee
Engagement, Human Resources at Ulster Bank)
Facilitated by Karl O’Connor
13.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 15.10
Table Exercise: Improving our practise:
Panel Discussion: We talk a lot about it, but just how good are CV organisations at innovating and involving?
Mark Blake-Knox (CEO, Cheshire Ireland); Elaine Byrne (Academic Team, We the Citizens); Ivan Cooper (Director of Advocacy, The Wheel); Catherine Maher (National Director of Services, Focus Ireland); Barbara O’Connell (CEO, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland).
15.25 - 15.45
Deirdre Garvey (CEO, The Wheel)
The Wheel's Strategy 2012-2016: Responding to the Challenges
Chairman's Concluding Remarks: