Upcoming Events

Tramore Networking Evening 2018

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Date: Thursday, 18th October

Time: 5.30pm

Venue: workLAB, IDA Industrial Estate, Waterford

Cost: Free of charge

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Join us for an evening of networking and chat at the launch of Waterford’s new serviced office spaces and meeting rooms, while you tour state-of-the-art facility and workspaces.

About workLAB Waterford

workLAB was founded by Waterford businessman Seamus Kilgannon who, having spent years travelling around the world, developed a vision for state-of-the-art serviced offices, coworking and meeting space solutions. Providing flexible workspace solutions for professionals, entrepreneurs and business teams with access to innovative and creative working environments, workLAB has a workspace solution to suit businesses of all sizes. Their meeting, training and conference rooms provide access to high-tech communications facilities, allowing clients to connect with a global network.

Learn At Lunch Workplace Grievance Procedures

Date: Thursday, 1st November

Time: 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Venue: Dooley’s Hotel

Cost: €25 per person

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Complaints can be complex and costly and very often an employer is exposed for not having appropriate policies and procedures, or not following their stated grievance procedures. Employment law specialist solicitor Sean Ormonde will outline what process issues usually lead to liability in the WRC, or in applications under the Health & Safety Act 2005. Dr Roisin O'Shea and Shane Dempsey of Arc Mediation, with over 300 cases completed to date, will outline why mediation should be offered early as part of an effective Grievance procedure, and what are the likely benefits for the employer.

2 Law Society Management CPD hours

Skillnet Attendance Certs available

Dr. Roisin O’Shea – Dip, BA (Hons Law), PhD, Mediator

Róisín is a founding partner of Arc Mediation. She is an expert in Family Law, Employment Law, and has significant experience as a mediator completing over 330 cases since 2009 including family, work-place and commercial mediations for private and public sector clients.

Róisín is a board member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII). She is also engaged in ongoing research in the field of mediation at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), and she delivers briefings and training on mediation to Bar Associations, third-level students and mediators. In March 2017, Dr O’Shea and her colleague Dr Conneely were invited by the Department of Justice as “relevant stakeholders” to make submissions on the Mediation Bill 2017, commenced on January 1st 2018. Dr O’Shea is a consultant to Friarylaw and delivers MII-approved Civil and Commercial mediation training.

Shane Dempsey – Dip, BSc, MSc, Mediator

Shane Dempsey is a trained and practicing mediator since 2008, and is a founding partner of ARC mediation established in 2010. Shane has mediated over two hundred agreements in family, workplace and commercial cases for clients including SMEs, multinationals and public sector. He is a member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association (ICMA) and has developed a reputation for innovative solutions to the thorny problems of agreeing asset valuation and division upon the dissolution of partnerships.

Shane has conducted research and presented at international conferences, including AFCC, about how best to measure the effectiveness of the mediation process in terms of results, time, effort & cost. This ongoing research and practical experience of commercial and workplace mediations informs the accredited Mediation training course he delivers in association with Friary Law.

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Annual Dinner 2018

Date: Friday, 9th November 2018

Venue: The Tower Hotel

Drinks Reception: 7.30pm

Tickets: €100 inc. VAT

Dress Code: Black Tie

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The 2018 Annual Dinner will celebrate the opportunities that exists for business in a global economy.

The Annual Dinner, sponsored by Waterford Chamber Skillnet, is the highlight of Waterford’s business calendar and promises again to be an excellent social event with a great opportunity for networking and client hospitality. The evening will begin at 7:30pm with a drinks reception sponsored by McDonald Dwyer Reddy & Byrne Insurances, followed by speeches and dinner.

As Waterford continues to make its mark on the global stage, with recent investments exceeding €200 million by companies like West Pharma, Eurofins and EirGen Pharma, Waterford Chamber President Kathryn Kiely is delighted to announce not one, but two influential speakers for the business dinner: Frank Ryan, Chairman of IDA Ireland and An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD.

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