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Members' Day 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 -
14:00 to 18:00
The MAC, Belfast.

We are all really excited about our third Members’ Day event which is to be held on Wednesday 20 May from 2.00pm to 6.00pm at The MAC, St Anne’s Square, Belfast, and we would like to invite you to attend. If you haven't attended one of our Members' Days before and want to get a flavour of what the day entails, you can view our slideshow of images online here.

This event is, as always, free to attend and gives you an opportunity to come along and take part in a range of one-to-one clinics and workshops on a variety of carefully selected topics. The topics focus on the personal and professional services that any Chief Officer might need and you can select those which you would like to attend. The list of clinics and workshops is listed below. Booking for the clinics and workshops is now open! To book your place please fill in the online form here.

- See more at: http://www.co3.bz/news/members-day-2015-workshops-clinics-open-booking#s...

We are all really excited about our third Members’ Day event which is to be held on Wednesday 20 May from 2.00pm to 6.00pm at The MAC, St Anne’s Square, Belfast, and we would like to invite you to attend. If you haven't attended one of our Members' Days before and want to get a flavour of what the day entails, you can view our slideshow of images online here.

This event is, as always, free to attend and gives you an opportunity to come along and take part in a range of one-to-one clinics and workshops on a variety of carefully selected topics. The topics focus on the personal and professional services that any Chief Officer might need and you can select those which you would like to attend. The list of clinics and workshops is listed below. Booking for the clinics and workshops is now open! To book your place please fill in the online form here.



If you prefer to just come along during the afternoon and enjoy a coffee, take some space out of the office to chat with other CO3 members and to meet the CO3 team then please feel free to do so. Or perhaps later afternoon would suit you better; you’d be most welcome to join us for the Drinks Reception from 5pm onwards.  We’d be delighted if you could let us know if you intend to drop by.

Why should I attend?

If the details above have not been tempting enough this event will also provide you with an excellent opportunity to network with peers either before, during or after the event in a great venue. The CO3 team will be on hand to answer any queries, to discuss your membership needs and most importantly, to get your feedback.  We are a membership organisation run by members and this is your day.

We are delighted that Edwards & Co. Solicitors and Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers are supporting us again in this event.

We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you there.

The CO3 team

(Nora, Tracey, Rachel and Sarah)
 


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Confirmed Clinics/ Workshops

Clinics (one-to-one sessions that are 25 minutes long)

1. Resilience in an Uncertain Budgetary Climate with Cunningham Coates
2. Property Matters with Edwards & Co.
3. New Business Start-ups with Edwards & Co.
4. Wills & Trusts with Edwards & Co.
5. Do I need a mentor? with Roger Courtney
6. Understanding Your Pension with HMWM
7. Push or Pull? Leading Change in Turbulent Times with Willis Consulting & Employment Services
8. Career Development with Beth McMaw
9. Human Resource Strategies to Survive and Thrive in Turbulent Times with Catherine Kane Associates
10.What is Coaching and Could it Help You? With Bill Halliday
11.'Mini Treatments' with Carecall & Libra Massage Therapies
 

 

Workshops

Opening Session in Main Hall “A Healthy Back At Work: a Focus on Posture, Workstation Ergonomics and Exercises to Keep Your Back Healthy"  Read more

1. Mediation –“The Better Way” with Dorcas Crawford, Edwards & Co.
2. Recruiting Great People in a Difficult Market with Hays Recruitment
3. Calm in the Chaos with Maria Garvey
4. Tackling Difficult Conversations with Ecclesiastical Insurance
5. From Seed to Plate with Hastings Hotels Group
6. The Resilient Leader with Carecall
7. Emotional Intelligence with thinkpeople Consulting Ltd


 

Clinics (one-to-one sessions that are 25 minutes long)
 

1. Resilience in an Uncertain Budgetary Climate with Cunningham Coates

Given the pressures on organisations, planning for the short, medium and longer term is key. How can you strengthen your financial position to weather the storm?

Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers provide investment management services to a wide range of private clients, trusts, corporates and charities on both discretionary and non-discretionary basis.

Wayne  Nickels joined Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers in 2001, being appointed a Director in 2012 and Partner in 2013. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and assumed the appointment of President of the NI Branch in 2013. Wayne also holds a Masters in Finance (MSc) from Queens University of Belfast; a degree in Business Administration (Hons); level 6 diploma (degree equivalent) in Securities & Investment as well as a level 6 diploma in Leadership & Management.

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2. Property Matters with Edwards & Co.

Solicitors Teresa Curran and Catherine Cooney will offer advice and answer your questions on issues including the sale/ purchase of property; leases – both domestic and commercial; landlord/ tenant queries and questions concerning business premises.

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3. New Business Start-ups with Edwards & Co.

Solicitors David Sturgess and Julie Leonard will be available to answer your queries regarding new business start-ups – issues such as limited company or partnership; employment of staff and the legislation around that; complying with EC Regulations among others.

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4. Wills & Trusts with Edwards & Co.

Solicitor Cathy Warnock specialises in advising clients on managing their affairs including making a will, preparing an enduring power of attorney (EPOA) and other issues such as Trusts and property planning.

Edwards & Co. Solicitors is a progressive firm that combines practical advice with a sensitive personal approach.

For nearly 50 years, we have been providing high-quality legal support to clients across Northern Ireland, maintaining a professional service that treats every client as an individual. Located at Hill Street in the Cathedral Quarter, we are at the heart of Belfast with easy access to the Tribunal Building, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Laganside Court Complex.

We pride ourselves on our unrivalled commitment to clients’ needs. Over the years we have recovered millions of pounds in damages for people who have been injured at work, in road traffic accidents and in their every day lives; we have been at the forefront of ground-breaking litigation and judicial reviews; we have acted for large trade unions and professional bodies in vigorously pursuing their members' cases to achieve excellent results. We have extensive experience in dealing with noise-induced hearing loss claims. Our team covers the full spectrum of legal services, providing individuals, small businesses and charities with practical advice to resolve their problems.

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5. Do I need a mentor? with Roger Courtney

Are you facing a “new to you” or difficult challenge and could do with some personal support. This brief session give a individuals the chance to discuss whether or not they might benefit from a mentor and plan what their next steps might be.

Roger Courtney has been working locally, nationally and internationally as a freelance writer, lecturer and organisational development consultant in the Third and Cultural sectors, specialising in strategic planning, governance, leadership development, fundraising strategy, quality, human resource management and evaluation. During 2006-9 he worked as a senior advisor to the international grant-making trust, Atlantic Philanthropies.

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6. Understanding Your Pension with HMWM

Perhaps you have accumulated several pensions during the course of your career or maybe you have a single pension. Either way, what do you really know about your pension fund? Do you pay attention to the paperwork that appears through your letterbox several times a year, or do you file it under “will look at later” but then never do!

HMWM can help you find out if your pension Is working as hard as it should be, what it will actually mean for you in retirement and whether you can or should make any changes.

Come along and have an initial chat with our advisors Nigel & Ewan – feel free to bring along any pensions paperwork for us to look at.

HMWM is a sister company of Harbinson Mulholland Chartered Accountants and specialist advisers to the charity sector. We have formed a partnership with Johnston Campbell Ltd, who are regulated and authorised by the Financial Services Authority, to allow us to offer additional specialist financial planning services to clients.

In addition to retirement and pension planning, HMWM also offer a full range of financial services and we would be delighted to talk to you about any aspect of your personal financial planning on the day.
 

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7. Push or Pull? Leading Change in Turbulent Times with Willis Consulting & Employment Services

Organisational Change is costly, unsettling and unpredictable. Research shows that 70% of Organisational Change Management programmes fail. So how can you as a change leader, work with the existing organisational culture - rather than against it - to implement change successfully? The one to one clinic you will look at styles of leadership and their 'fit' with their organisation and how this can both enable and create resistance to change. The personalised session will offer tips, tools and techniques on how leaders can involve everyone, not just the usual enthusiasts, to implement successful change.

Willis Consulting and Employment Services has valuable experience working with non-profit organisations, helping them to remain compliant and manage everyday HR and Workplace Safety matters.

Our appreciation of funding arrangements, coupled with our ability to balance your organisation’s aims and objectives with practical solutions, makes us a valuable source of support and guidance for third sector management and trustees across the province.

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8. Career Development with Beth McMaw

Overview:  These one to one sessions can be two-fold

1. To discuss your next move
2. To ensure you are developing your staff with succession planning in mind

Beth McMaw is a Chartered MCIPD (Director). Beth has spent all of her career in the recruitment and HR consultancy industry and has gained almost 20 years’ experience.  Beth worked for Forde May Consulting between 2003 and 2008 and returned as a Director in 2014.  In between times she worked as an HR Consultant and also as a Manager in Grafton Recruitment. Beth holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, a BA (Hons) in Social and Public Policy and is a Level A and B qualified psychometric assessor.  Beth is a Chartered Member of the CIPD, a Fellow Member of the MREC and a member of the NI Chamber of Commerce and the Chief Executives Club at Queens.

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9. Human Resource Strategies to Survive and Thrive in Turbulent Times with Catherine Kane Associates

In the face of significant budget and staff reductions, many organisations in the third sector are finding it difficult to reprioritise and plan for the continued delivery of services. As leaders we have a responsibility to design responses to ensure that the organisation can survive and thrive in turbulent times.  This one to one clinic will identify your organisation’s potential HR liabilities, and help you build an outline HR plan that enables you to manage existing and future people costs. 

Catherine Kane Associates is an HR consultancy, focused on achieving business success through people. The consultancy works with a range of clients in the private, public and the third sector and enables them to maximise potential and results through HR. Catherine Kane’s 23 years expertise in HR lies in supporting organisations improve. She is focused on supporting businesses and individuals to be the best they can be and be proud of it. Catherine Kane is the Owner and Director of Catherine Kane Associates.

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10.What is Coaching and Could it Help You? With Bill Halliday

This brief session will give a brief overview on what coaching is and will then be followed by a brief 'taster ' session on setting a personal coaching framework for the individual .

Bill Halliday

Bill Halliday has worked as a senior manager in both the statutory and voluntary sector .His professional background is in Social Work which led to management roles in both health and social care . Bill retired as the CEO of MindWise in 2013 .Since then he has joined the Board of the Patient and Client Council .He also provides coaching and mentoring support to senior staff across a range of disciplines .

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11. 'Mini Treatments' with Carecall & Libra Massage Therapies

Reflexology

Working on both feet with Almond Oil, this holistic healing treatment creates a deep relaxation response, relieves stress and releases the body’s own natural healing. Using small pressure massage movements on the feet, reflexology can help with stress, tension, pain, headaches, PMT, ME, insomnia and much more. This mini treatment can work on key pressure points related to work place.

Indian Head Massage

A therapy of an ancient tradition in India going back some 5000 years and practiced as part of Ayurveda Medicine. Massaging the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face, the benefits are many including reduction in stress and anxiety from everyday living, pain relief, revitalising the whole person by releasing energy and rebalancing energy flow. To maintain dignity and respect, this seated mini treatment carried out over clothes without the use of oil.

Seated Back Massage

Sitting on an on-site massage chair, the whole of the back and back of the head can be massaged with firm pressure. Carried out over clothes without the use of oil, tightness and tensions in the back caused by posture, tension or old injuries can be reduced through a deep tissue massage. To sit astride the chair it is advisable to wear trousers or a loose flowing skirt.

Aromatherapy Massage

Combining a personal blend of essentials and massage, Aromatherapy Massage is the most relaxing way to benefit from the special healing properties of essential oils. Following a quick consultation, a blend of oils to meet individual needs will be the focus of this treatment. Massage of the hand and lower arm can be soothing and very relaxing so clothing that has short sleeves or sleeves that can be rolled up above the elbow will need to be worn.

Libra Massage Therapies offers the opportunity to introduce holistic therapies into the working environment in a safe, professional and confidential manner with a fully insured, qualified and experienced therapist. The following treatments would be carried out over 15 minute sessions.

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Workshops

Opening Session in Main Hall

“A Healthy Back At Work: a Focus on Posture, Workstation Ergonomics and Exercises to Keep Your Back Healthy" 

This will be a fun interactive warm up session and will have us all sitting up to attention for the rest of the day!

Rebound Physio is a  new sports injury and physiotherapy clinic with private treatment rooms and a purpose-built gym with the latest equipment to offer therapy for musculoskeletal conditions like back and neck pain, sports injuries and neurological conditions. Other services will include pilates classes, sports massage, running analysis and biomechanical assessments. All Third sector staff can avail of 10% discount at time of booking in 2015. Profit donated to Brain Injury Matters.

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1. Mediation –“The Better Way” with Dorcas Crawford, Edwards & Co.

This workshop is designed to give people a taste of resolving disputes ‘The Better Way’.

Dorcas Crawford is an experienced commercial mediator and in recent months has been applying her skills to a wider range of disputes, in particular those arising in the context of 3rd sector organisations where disputes amongst board members, trustees and staff can have a crippling effect which can be ill-afforded in a world of diminishing funding and financial challenges.

In addition to the financial cost to an organisation, the implications of conflict and dispute for the people involved can be destructive, depressing  and debilitating on a personal level. Having observed such effects, Dorcas has developed a service aimed at preventing, diagnosing and resolving disputes through education, facilitation and mediation.

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2. Recruiting Great People in a Difficult Market with Hays Recruitment

With a changing economy the best candidates for your roles are in demand, you may be competing against increased salaries and other market factors. We will look at how you can ensure you are attracting the best candidates for your organisation.

Hays are a specialist agency . We have 7 consultants dedicated to 3rd sector recruitment across 3 offices Belfast , Portadown and Derry . We can provide professional recruitment support across the following specialisms; Office Support , Accountancy and Finance , Building and Property , IT , Accountancy and Finance and Procurement . Consultants are trained to the highest standard and are experts in their market.

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3. Calm in the Chaos with Maria Garvey

In this workshop participants are invited to explore ways in which our ability to STOP and create breathing spaces in our day gives us reliable access to our core purpose and the clarity and vitality to lead steadily and participate fully in our work teams, our families and our own lives. It offers a flavour of mindful practices such as pausing on purpose, deep listening and the mind’s ability to be calm and compassionate even in the midst of chaos.

Maria Garvey is an experienced leader in the Third Sector and a certified teacher of M.B.S.R. (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Maria founded Kridyom in 2014. Kridyom is an association of professionals dedicated to empowering people and transforming lives, supporting individuals, organizations and communities to be connected to their purpose, manage stress and negotiate major transitions through mindfulness based coaching, training, facilitation, workshops and retreats.

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4. Tackling Difficult Conversations with Ecclesiastical Insurance

About the workshop: ‘Tackling difficult conversations’ workshop is designed to provide you with a practical structure to deal with conflict and hold that difficult conversation that you have been putting off. By exploring underlying causes of conflict this session will help you develop strategies to get to a win-win situation.

Barbara Owen is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (Chartered MCIPD) and holds a Masters in Human Resource Management (MA HRM) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. She has 20 years’ experience in working with chief executives and senior management teams to optimise personal and business performance.

Ecclesiastical Insurance provides insurance and services for individuals, families, groups and organisations that care about their communities and the environments in which they live and work. We specialise in churches, charities, education and heritage properties. We are also a company that donates a significant proportion of our profits to charity.

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5. From Seed to Plate with Hastings Hotels Group

With the recent upsurge in growing your own, discover that you don’t even need a garden to do so. Sowing and growing in containers is easy and fresh herbs and salad leaves are just jammed packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. We will show you how easy it is to grow some of your own.

Hastings Hotels, are Northern Ireland’s largest independent hotel group. We own, the Europa, Stormont, Culloden Estate & Spa, Ballygally Castle, Everglades and Slieve Donard Resort & Spa. Our core business is local, national and international leisure and business tourism and we aim to provide the finest in Irish hospitality. Hastings Hotels have always supported local food producers and are constantly reflecting this in our menus with seasonal produce.

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6. The Resilient Leader with Carecall

More resilient people are able to adapt to adversity without lasting difficulties, while less resilient people will have a harder time with stress and life changes, both major and minor. It has been found that those who deal with minor stresses more easily can also manage major crises with greater ease, so resilience has benefits for daily life as well as for the rare major catastrophe. This session, designed for those in leadership positions, will build an understanding of individual resilience drawing on personal strengths and challenging negative thinking and emotional patterns.

This session will be delivered by John Foster an associate for Carecall.

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7. Emotional Intelligence with thinkpeople Consulting Ltd

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and those of the people around you. People with a high degree of emotional intelligence know what they're feeling, what their emotions mean, and how these emotions can affect other people.  For leaders, having emotional intelligence is essential for success. After all, who is more likely to succeed – a leader who shouts at his team when he's under stress, or a leader who stay in control, and calmly assesses the situation?

This short session will consider why emotional intelligence is so important for leaders – and how you, as a leader, can improve yours.

Emer Hinphey, Partner, thinkpeople Consulting Ltd, has over 15 plus years experience of business leadership, leadership development and in more recent years has become a highly competent facilitator and coach. Most of her work is with senior management and at Board level across all sectors including the Third Sector. Emer has a wealth of experience supporting leadership development, complex change and conflict resolution within a wide range of organisations.

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- See more at: http://www.co3.bz/news/members-day-2015-workshops-clinics-open-booking#s...