CIPD talk to tackle myths of human management and workplace behaviour

Kevin Forde

Reporter:

Kevin Forde

Email:

kevin.forde@longfordleader.ie

 Niall Curley (CIPD Midlands Committee PRO) Ursula Gilleran Sarah Williams, Donncha Kelly (Midlands CIPD Committee Member)

Niall Curley (CIPD Midlands Committee PRO) Ursula Gilleran Sarah Williams, Donncha Kelly (Midlands CIPD Committee Member)

The Midlands Region of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) have announced details of an upcoming talk ‘Challenging some myths about managing people’, which will take place in the Sheraton Hotel Athlone at 8.00am on Thursday, March 7.

This is seen as an excellent networking opportunity for attendees and the first speaker will take the stage at 8:30 am sharp. The event will run up until 10 am and will be followed by a Q&A, with breakfast provided on arrival. The main speaker for this event is Dr Christine Cross, Head of Department, Work and Employment studies at the University of Limerick.

Having worked for numerous multinational organisations, Dr Cross has held both management and human resource management roles. Her research and interests cover a broad range of topics, such as women’s labour force participation, the gender pay gap and the workforce experiences of immigrants.

Dr Cross has had her work published in some of the world’s leading international journals and she has already published four third-level textbooks to date on Human Resource Management. She also regularly contributes to the media on the topic of women in the workplace.

Over the course of this upcoming session, Christine will give insights into understanding behaviour in the workplace and will unpick some assumptions people have about behaviour at work. Understanding why people behave the way they do at work might seem like common sense, however, in reality it means that you normally overestimate the accuracy of your gut feeling.

The presentation is expected to be highly practical in nature and of relevance to anyone managing people or who holds an interest in people management. This is the fifth event provided by the CIPD Midlands region committee for 2018/2019.

Anyone interested in attending the event, must register prior to the event here