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The post-Covid-19 Workplace: Opportunities & Challenges - 2nd December 2021

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In this engaging seminar expert speakers will consider what is the ‘workplace’ that many organisations are returning to post-COVID-19, how are we managing this ‘workplace’, and where does legislation fit into it? 

They will reflect on how organisations can develop opportunities, as well as discussing how to manage challenges, so we can create a robust working environment that supports an impactful and successful organisation.


Who should attend

HR practitioners, trustees,  managers and those tasked with the responsibility for managing change within their organisation.


Meet your Facilitators

Derek McKay, Managing Director at Adare Human Resource Management
Derek McKay, BBS, Chartered MCIPD, is an experienced Human Resource and Employment Law practitioner who has worked extensively in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors.
Derek’s role involves overseeing the HR and Employment Law support services provided to clients across a wide range of sectors by the team of consultants within Adare Human Resource Management. Derek regularly speaks at seminars for companies and associations throughout the country on HR and Employment related topics and contributes to numerous publications in this area also.
Prior to setting up Adare Human Resource Management in 2003, Derek worked in the Human Resource Departments in a number of multinational organisations. Derek is currently a member of the CIPD National Committee and a member of Workplace and Skills Taskforce with Chambers Ireland.

Renate Kohlmann, Founder of RK Consulting
With over 25 years in leadership roles, Renate Kohlmann embarked on the world of remote working as Senior Manager with Dell in 2004. Having lived and worked in Dublin, Bratislava and now Ballinasloe Galway, Renate has unique insights into the challenges for dwellers of both cities and rural towns. Founder of RK Consulting, she specialises in management support and mentoring. Renate sits on the steering group of The Pulse Club, a local network to support entrepreneurs and leads the local Grow Remote chapter. 

Crystel Robbins Rynne, Chief Operating Officer at HRLocker
Crystel's role is centred around growth and overseeing the day-to-day operations. As part of the leadership team, she has helped HRLocker to achieve its revenue goals year on year. She brings over 14 years of experience in sales, marketing, customer success and business development.


Deirdre Garvey, Chief Executive Officer at The Wheel
Deirdre Garvey is Chief Executive Officer of The Wheel and is responsible for the overall strategic and operational management of the organisation, including full responsibility for staff and budgetary management, implementation of strategy and supporting the board. Deirdre also the official spokesperson for The Wheel, responsible for external relations and corporate affairs – with regular media interaction.


Elizabeth Bolger, Director of People & Programmes at The Wheel
Elizabeth Bolger is the Director of People & Programmes at The Wheel. Her main role is to drive the organisation’s membership, programmes and supports. This involves working with The Wheel Programmes Team in the implementation of these. She also supports our members in delivering training and in answering member queries. Elizabeth began her professional career as a Valuation Surveyor, followed by a career change to HR and Project Management.  She holds a BSc [Surv], a CIPD Diploma in Personnel Management and a MSc in Strategic Management. 


How to register

This event is a free Wheel members-only event. Meeting details will be sent to you after registration.

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Event Details:

Date: 2nd December 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Location: Zoom