Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tammy Albers 6/3/2015

Today marked the beginning of the conference, our journey began with a short walk to the conference center.  We went through registration, got our name tags and our conference schedule.  The group attended a Doctoral colloquium and then carved out time to review the conference schedule and determine sessions that we were interested in.  The group signed up for individual sessions and a variety of topics were chosen.  

After lunch we listened to a great presentation from the Keynote Speaker, Professor Sandra Robinson, on trust in the workplace.  She presented her research that really made you think about what happens when trust is broken in the workplace and how to repair it.    

Dr. Ronan Carbery and his team have put great effort into the planning of this event.  I conducted an informal interview with two staff members and two student volunteers to find out about the event and how the planning started. Planning for the conference started last October with details being finalized up to the last minute this morning.  They indicated that they were proud that this is only the second time it has been held in Ireland.  They also informed me that it is the most attended conference to date with 350 attendees.
We finished our day with a wonderful meal of Fish and Chips.  Excited to see what tomorrow brings!

Tammy Albers

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