SOLA Symposium on Sustainability, Quality and Process Improvements for the Community and Voluntary Sector

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The Disability Federation of Ireland, University of Limerick and Johnson & Johnson, through their joint venture, SOLA – The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Quality are pleased to invite you to their annual Symposium on Sustainable Quality in the Community, Voluntary & Disability Sector 2019

Date: Friday 6th December 2019

Time: 10:00am to 2:30pm

Venue: The Pavilion, University of Limerick

Delegate Fee: €55

Concession fees: Students/OAPs/PWD/DFI Members/Unwaged/Volunteers €25

Speakers include:

  • Leigh Gath (confidential recipient HSE) - 'What The Future Holds for People With Disabilities in Ireland'.
  • Hazel Clarke whose organisation recently completed the IQ standard - 'NWP & FA’s organisational journey towards meeting the ‘Improving Quality’ (IQ) Standard and surviving the external assessment process!’.
  • Deirdre Kelly from the Department of Community and Rural Development
  • Marie Kehoe-O’Sullivan (National Disability Quality Improvement Specialist) - ‘Quality Improvement’
  • John Noonan (lecturer in Quality Management) - ‘Re-visioning Learning for Sustainable Services’.
  • Dermot O'Donnell (DFI) and John Wilson (Community Matters Yorkshire) - 'Improving Quality'
  • Deirdre Nally (SOLA) PhD Researcher - ‘Identify barriers to Quality Improvements in Persona Assistant Services in Ireland from the service-users perspective’.
  • Catherine Harrington (former SOLA student) - ‘Using Lean Techniques and Tools to enhance communications between the Disability Federation of Ireland and its member organisations’.
  • John Lynch Plant Leader Vision Care Johnson & Johnson
  • Prof. Emeritus Eamonn Murphy (UL)
  • and Dr Jana Filosof from the University of Hertfordshire.

Morning refreshments, tea/coffee and Lunch provided

Please let us know if you have dietary or access requirements and if you will stay for lunch

A provisional booking for Irish Sign Language Interpreter will be made, but will only be confirmed if, a week in advance, we have confirmed registration of people who have requested the service.

To register contact Martina Schwab on 01 454 7978



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