Values in Action Seminar: Respect

UPDATE:THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
As you may be aware, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, NUI Galway will be closed until Monday 30 March.
As a result, we have postponed the upcoming Values in Action Seminar: Respect on Tuesday 24 March.
We hope to reschedule this event in the not too distant future.
In the meantime, stay safe and all the best to you and your loved ones.

On Tuesday 24 March, Professor Anne Scott - Vice-President for Equality & Diversity, NUI Galway, will lead the first in our series of four Values in Action Seminars.

Our success depends on creating a shared environment where we respect and value each other. We believe that cultivating a culture where our work and interactions are rooted in trust and respect, and approached with positive intent, will have a profound impact on the success and sustainability of our people and communities. This ethos will underpin our engagement in our communities, city, region and the world.

We invite you to hear from a diverse panel of speakers, who will discuss and share their insights on the importance of respect and its potential to drive transformational change.

The second half of the seminar will comprise of a facilitated workshop to kick-start the development of a Respect Charter for our University community, which is one of the flagship actions from our new strategic plan. This workshop will be the first step in deciding on a format, devising a process to get input from across our communities and, critically, come up with ideas to activate the Respect Charter so that it has real and meaningful impact on how we interact and behave. We want your collective input, so please come along and take part.

Date - Tuesday 24 March

Time: 12-3pm

Location: Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

The Values in Action Seminar: Respect will begin with a light lunch, served from 12 noon, followed by a panel discussion which will commence at 12:30pm sharp. The Respect Charter Workshop will commence at 2pm.

The panel of speakers for this Values in Action Seminar will include:

  • Ms Justice Mary Laffoy - President of the Law Reform Commission. Former Judge of the Supreme Court and Judge of the High Court and former Chair of the Citizens' Assembly.
  • Professor Pat Dolan - UNESCO Chair and Director UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway.
  • Dr Deirdre Curran - Lecturer in the Management Discipline, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway.
  • James Lyons - Vice President Operations, Boston Scientific.

Respect Charter Workshop facilitators: Mary Liddy, Nicola McNicholas, Dr Deirdre Curran and Dr John Caulfield