These seminars have helped me and many others in facing up to current business challenges, providing a source of hope and encouragement. I strongly recommend them. Seamus McKeague, Managing Director, Creagh Concrete Products Ltd
People will follow a person who inspires them. By their actions and attitudes, inspirational leaders show others how to behave. They motivate, enthuse, rally, listen and energise those who work with them to keep the right focus on the shared vision. Is this the kind of leader you strive to be?
Data protection is primarily about our fundamental right to privacy. Organisations which process personal data have to comply with existing legislation, and new regulations are already in the pipeline. Access to such data poses some very real ethical challenges. What should business leaders do? And more importantly, what processing should we avoid?
Format - Interactive lectures + workgroups using a case study
When - Friday 21st November 2014
Time - 9.30am to 7.00pm – Lunch and dinner included – Tea/coffee on arrival
Venue - Lismullin Conference Centre, Navan, County Meath
Who should - CEOs and Senior Executives (of all business types and sizes)
Why attend - It will provide you with insights that are relevant to how you lead your organisation and how you manage business relationships. You will benefit from the experience and insights of other participants and clarify for yourself what sets of values influence your decisions.
Fee - €195 / £170
CPD - Members of Chartered Accountants Ireland, the Institute of Bankers, the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, as well as the Law Society, included their attendance at the seminars as part of their Continuing Professional Development. This might also be relevant for other professional bodies.
Any questions -
The seminar is being run in association with the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN), the main business ethics organisation in Europe with chapters in 20 countries. The mission of EBEN Ireland (www.eben.ie) includes the promotion of all aspects of business ethics and the highlighting of the benefits arising from conducting business with integrity.
The opportunity to interact with other professionals in an environment where questions of ethics, responsibility and integrity are openly discussed, is most useful.
Neil Donnelly, Global Head of Compliance, Pioneer Investments, Dublin
Lismullin allows time to reflect. I think that is where it differs from other business seminars that I have attended, and for me that is the most beneficial aspect.
John Donaghy, Operations Director, Axon Power & Control, Dungannon
Delegate participation was arguably of most benefit to me. This, not to take away from our excellent facilitator, is where fellow ‘business people in the trenches’ shared and ‘thought out loud’ to the benefit of all. Excellent!
Colm O’Brien, Founder & MD, Carambola Kidz – School Lunches Delivered, Limerick
The case study used was very challenging as some of the issues raised had some similarity to issues I have had to deal with. I was very impressed with the two main speakers and how they got the audience to engage. As participants’ minds began to focus on the nuances of the case study, the clearer the appropriate ethical path emerged.
Paul Bourke, Lecturer in IT Law, Dublin Institute of Technology
The credentials of the speakers, and their capacity to relay real life experience to the subject matter at hand, promoted good debate and commentary which led to a very interactive experience on the day.
Graham Burke, MD, Ethicspro, Galway
Great facilities that enhanced the experience.
John Byrne, Business Consultant, Dublin
Taking time out with others to consider and reflect on the relevance and the currently held views of ethics in business relationships.
Conor Hogan, Joint MD, Joseph C Hogan & Co, Quantity Surveyors, Dublin
The open discussion on what other participants have experienced and in particular the challenges around making the right decision.
Peter Keogh, Managing Partner, Keogh Somers Chartered Accountants, Limerick
Our Mission Statement
To help senior people develop their leadership skills, with particular focus in the areas of professional integrity and ethics in business.
What is the Forum?
The Forum is a network set up by senior business people to help one another in developing a leadership ethos that succeeds. It fosters initiatives which inspire people to become better leaders and to learn from the experiences of others. Professional integrity and ethics play a vital role in creating a leadership ethos. A practical ethical guideline used in the Forum is that formulated by stakeholder-management expert Edward Freeman: “The Rule of Ben, Emma and Molly (his three children): Can I explain to them what I’ve done today, so they might feel proud of their father?”
The main interactions of the Forum take place during daylong seminars held a number of times each year. Each seminar is led by an expert and features an address by a leading Irish business achiever. The Chatham House Rule applies to the seminars (www.chathamhouse.org/about/chatham-house-rule).Ireland today needs a crusade of personal leadership — to revitalise hopes, to move beyond survival mode, to foster a culture of job creation and create a better ethical framework for business.The Forum aims to help in this process.
Seamus McKeague, Managing Director, Creagh Concrete Products (www.creaghconcrete.com), Toomebridge, Co. Antrim; Finalist, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013; President, International Prestressed Hollowcore Association (www.hollowcore.org)
Dr John Killeen, Chairman, Irish Marine Institute (www.marine.ie); President, Colas Ireland
(www.colas.com); Chairman, Let’s Do It, Galway – Volvo World Yacht Race 2012 (www.letsdoitgalway.com)
Peter Flanagan, General Manager, Flanagan Kerins Interiors, Bray
Gary Woods, Managing Director, GW Consulting, Belfast
Denis Minihane, Regional Business Manager, Bank of Ireland, Limerick
Ronan O’Farrell and Paul Harman, Lismullin Institute (www.lismullin.ie)