Education Conference: Learning Edge II

The Role of Life Long Learning & Business Growth

  • Venue: St. Patrick's College, DCU
  • Time: 8:00 - 14:00 15/09/2016
  • Guest Speaker(s): Various
American Chamber Education Conference – The Learning Edge
Theme:                Lifelong Learning and its role in Business Growth
Date:                    15th September 2016
Time:                   8am to 2pm (Including light lunch)
Venue:                 St Patricks DCU Campus, Drumcondra – The Cregan Library

08:00     Registration & Light Refreshment
08:30     Speaker: Minister for Education, Richard Bruton TD
Welcome: Donal Clancy, Executive Director, Managing Director, Laya Healthcare
09:00     Speaker: Brian MacCraith, President DCU
09:30     Speaker: Bob Savage, President American Chamber & VP MD or Ireland COE, EMC
09:45     Keynote Address: Gary Keegan, Director of the Irish Institute of Sport
Character, Heart & Mind: It’s what makes you practice, and it’s what allows you to dig down and pull it out when you need it most. The mark of a champion is the ability to win when things are not quite right – when conditions are ‘off’. It’s how you recover when things have not gone well. We recognise it when we see it but how do you instil that in a team?

10:15     Speaker:  Philip Matthews, IMI

Mind-set for Growth: What does it look & sound like inside an organization with a growth mind-set? (behaviours, words, phrases that distinguish a growth mind-set culture).  

10:30     Policy, Purpose & Practice
Anne Kelleher, HR Director, Intel Ireland - Chair AmCham HR Leadership Group
Edward McConville, L&D Director, EMEA, LinkedIn & Chair AmCham L&D Forum

10.35     Break

11:00     Panel Discussion I: Talent Management
Recruitment; Engagement; Belonging – Diversity & Inclusion; the Growth Mind-set in Practice
Marie Ronan, Regional HR Senior Manager, EMEA, Symantec
Caroline Costigan, FCIPD, HR Director, Aramark Ireland

11:30     Panel Discussion II: Talent Management
Equip: Transform; & Career Progression
Jenny Llewellyn, Senior Manager - Global Programs, ServiceSource
Aidan Lawrence, Learning & Organisation Development Director, Hewlett-Packard
Aidan Harney, Director, Manager & Leader Development Solutions, Intel

12:00     Life Long Learning in Practice

Personal stories of career development, change or transformation

Story I: Maebh Larkin  & Catriona Clarke, Intel

Story IIShalena O’Connell, EMEA Insights, Senior Manager (Talent Solutions), LinkedIn

Story IIIPadraig Philips, Abbott Ireland, EU Integrated Facility Management Senior Regional Manager.

12.30    In Summation - And looking towards the future
             Dr. Anne Looney, Interim CEO HEA      
            Professor, Daire Keogh, President, St Patrick's College
            Bob Savage, President American Chamber & VP MD or Ireland COE, EMC

To register email Ciara Rushe at

There is no charge to attend – this is an open invitation for those interested in sustainable talent growth .