Return to the Workplace: The Change Management Challenge (Ireland virtual event)

6:00pm Wednesday, 26 May 2021
7:30pm Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Event time is 1pm EDT and 6pm IST/BST

As organisations look to a Return to the Workplace,  the role of the change practitioner is more critical than ever. Organisations are looking to their practitioners to support initiatives ranging from ensuring a safe return to the creation of whole new operating models.

Join the Ireland chapter and our speakers Barbara Gerstenberger, Head of Working Life Unit, Eurofound and Jim Flynn, Partner at Great Place to Work Ireland, for this interactive session where we will explore what the Return to the Workplace will mean for both the change agenda and how we manage change.

  • What does EU-wide research tell us about the impact of the pandemic on how we live and work?  
  • How are organisations, from multi-nationals and SMEs in Ireland addressing the people-side opportunities and challenges of the Return to the Workplace?
  • What are the implications for the nature of Return to the Workplace projects and how we manage those changes?

In addition to our experts, you’ll have an opportunity to share challenges and solutions in our breakout sessions as well as get to expand your change community. 

Competencies the event relates to: Facilitating Change, Impact Assessment, Strategic Thinking.

About our Speakers

Jim Flynn is a Business Psychologist and has a particular interest in Strategy, Strategic HRM, Innovation and Communications. As a Partner in Great Place To Work he has worked on Strategic HR and Branding projects with a wide variety of clients both at home and abroad. Great Place to Work is dedicated to helping organisations create high performance workplaces. It provides assessment and culture transformation services, provides access to a range of events focused on the development of best practice in HRM and provide a range of interventions to assist people managers create and sustain high trust teams. Great Place to Work  also specialises in Employer Branding and Employee Value Proposition development.

Barbara Gerstenberger is Head of the Working Life unit at Eurofound. She joined Eurofound in September 2001 as a research manager in the then newly established European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC). In October 2007, she moved to Eurofound's Information and Communication Unit as Head of Communication Products, before being appointed Coordinator in the Directorate in March 2011. Previously, she worked as senior research officer in the European Metalworkers' Federation in Brussels (1993-2001) and was seconded to work in the European Commission's DG EMPL for a year in 1999-2000. A graduate in political science from Hamburg University, she completed a Master's degree in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Event details

  • Times are 1pm EDT and 6pm IST/BST
  • 90 minutes duration
  • FREE for members and €25 for non-members

Members of the Change Management Institute please click here to register.

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