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The Business of Wellbeing Summit

This Summit is aimed at mid to large sized firms who take professional wellbeing seriously. They may have developed, are currently developing or are considering developing a wellbeing programme themselves.

This event is brought to you courtesy of Law Society Professional Training and Finuas Skillnet

Event Details

Organisation
Law Society of Ireland
Dates
30 September 2020
Venue
Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
Contact Phone
018815727

More Information

While the benefits of implementing a wellbeing programme for employees may appear self-evident, organisations do not necessarily consider the benefits that wellbeing programmes can have on their business; employee retention, reduced absenteeism, increased productivity rates, and financial benefits.

This Summit is aimed at mid to large sized firms who take professional wellbeing seriously. They may have developed, are currently developing or are considering developing a wellbeing programme themselves.  The morning session will open with a brief outline of the Law Society of Ireland Professional Wellbeing Programme and a presentation on the rights, risks and obligations of wellbeing and mental health in the workplace. This will be followed by an interactive panel discussion on the business case for wellbeing including industry experts and the perspectives and experiences of other jurisdictions. Guidance for best practice in supporting wellbeing in the workplace will also be discussed.

The afternoon will be devoted to designing a professional wellbeing business charter. Delegates will be involved in the process of designing and agreeing upon a charter to meet their needs. This workshop session will be facilitated by a leading diversity and inclusion consultant who has extensive experience in designing professional charters. The Summit will conclude with an interactive reflective wellbeing session focused on personal support tools.

Light lunch is included.     

Topics

  • Law Society of Ireland Professional Wellbeing Programme
  • Wellbeing and Mental Health in the Workplace – rights, risks and obligations
  • The Business Case for Wellbeing – a luxury or necessity
  • Supporting Wellbeing in the Workplace – guidance for best practice
  • Designing a Professional Wellbeing Business Charter Workshop
  • Wellbeing for You

Chairperson
Michele O’Boyle, President, Law Society of Ireland

Speakers/Panellists

Michelle Ní Longáin, Partner, ByrneWallace Solicitor`s Dublin

Julie Breen, Professional Wellbeing Project Coordinator, Law Society of Ireland
Julie is the Law Society’s Professional Wellbeing Project Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Masters in Humanitarian Action, a HDip in systemic psychotherapy and is currently completing her qualification to become a systemic psychotherapist. Julie has lived and worked abroad, in disaster affected countries, for a large part of her professional life. She is passionate about supporting individuals find the right balance of emotional and psychological health in their lives and is currently volunteering as a psychotherapist in an addiction and family therapy center and in AWARE as a Peer Support Facilitator. She is eager to make sure the Law Society’s Professional Wellbeing Project has a positive and lasting impact on its members.

Teri Kelly, Director of Representation and Member Services, Law Society of Ireland
Teri Kelly is the Director of Representation and Member Services with responsibility for member and external communications for the Law Society, web and digital communications, the Gazette magazine and Gazette.ie, Library and Information Services and Support Services. Teri is leading both the Small Practice Support Project and the Professional Wellbeing Project on behalf of the Law Society. Originally from Calgary, Canada, Teri studied political science and international relations before moving into corporate communications. She has worked in the energy, technology and financial services sectors before moving to the legal profession. Teri has lived all over Ireland for more than 15 years, spending periods in Limerick, Galway, Longford, Leitrim and, now, Dublin.

Antoinette Moriarty, Psychotherapist & Law School Psychological Services Manager,Law Society of Ireland
Antoinette combines her understanding of optimum human performance, gained through her training as a Psychotherapist in London and Dublin with over 20 years’ experience designing and leading professional and executive development for lawyers and other executive leaders. In addition to her private Psychotherapy and Executive Coaching practice (www.professionaltherapy.ie), Antoinette manages the Law Society of Ireland’s Counselling Service and teaches a new element of professional legal education entitled ‘Shrink Me - Psychology of a Lawyer’.

Guy Setford, CEO Setfords Solicitors, Surrey, England

Kayleigh Leonie, Trustee of LawCare/Author of the Law Society of England & Wales Guidance on Supporting Wellbeing in the Workplace
Kayleigh is a solicitor specialising in employment law and a Trustee of LawCare, a registered charity which supports good mental health and wellbeing throughout the legal community. Kayleigh has undertaken research, written articles and published best practice guidance for employers on supporting the wellbeing of their employees on behalf of The Law Society of England and Wales. Kayleigh holds regular roundtables for employers to share best practice on supporting wellbeing in the workplace.

Katie da Gama
Katie has over 20 years’ experience as a legal professional (both Barrister and Solicitor) and, until May 2018, was the Managing Partner of the Dublin office of an international law firm.  She is also a CEDR accredited mediator.  Katie has now set up her own practice working both as a Business & Executive Coach as well as a Leadership Development Consultant.  Katie’s interest in wellbeing in the workplace (particularly amongst legal professionals) stems firstly from her personal experience of leading a team of 60 people and also now from working closely with executives who are choosing to prioritise the physical and mental health of themselves and their colleagues in order to stay ahead in their businesses.

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