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Master Class in Law Practice Management 2017

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Are you a legal practitioner who would like to learn more about all aspects of law practice management?

Outsource Finance is delivering a master class series on the subject commencing in February 2017 and I will be presenting a session entitled ‘Marketing your Practice’ on 01 March 2017. The session promises to be practical and informative, highlighting a number of smart approaches that you can implement immediately in your practice to drive client engagement and profitability.

Background

Running a law firm successfully is a complex business, which requires an array of attributes, assumed to come naturally. The reality is that many partners and potential partners are excellent practitioners, who enjoy the client work but often feel ill-equipped to run or assist in running a business.  There is a worrying assumption that they will simply acquire the ‘know-how’, despite having had little or no exposure to running a law firm while employed solicitors or through formal training.

What will you learn?

This  ‘Master Class’ series provides the essentials on what many  partners, potential partners and practice managers  say they must do but very often don’t.  It will address the key areas of strategy, business planning, finance, cash flow management, IT, HR, marketing and leadership , providing participants with a 360° view on what running a law firm like a business really means.  This series of nine integrated workshops will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants and delivered by a team of subject matter experts, rich in previous and current law firm experience.  The modules will be practical and relevant, addressing day to day challenges, opportunities and long-term objectives.  The sessions are suited to any partner, potential partner or practice manager eager to learn more about the business of practice management and development.

Booking Details

  • Dates: February – March,  2017 from 8 to 9 a.m.
  • Location: Outsource Finance, Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2.
  • Cost:  €950 per participant and the sessions will run from 8am to 9am over 9 weeks
  • Bookings: Email David Rowe at Outsource Finance.

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Irish conference brings together international experts on diet and exercise

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Dr. Donal O’Gorman DCU, Dr. Grainne O’Donoghue DCU and Dr. Janus Harrington UCC.

07/09/2016 Shaw Consulting worked with the The School of Health and Human Performance, DCU to deliver a one day conference to exchange knowledge and disseminate the latest research findings with regard to factors affecting physical activity, diet and sedentary behaviour across the EU.

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The DEDIPAC (Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity) Ireland Symposium took place in Dublin’s The Gibson Hotel on September 7th, 2016 and brought together the two largest consortia representing diet and physical activity in Ireland to provides an integrated approach to lifestyle recommendations for public health policy.

The DEDIPAC Knowledge Hub is a collaborative European project, in which Irish researchers play a pivotal role in defining and understanding dietary and activity factors that influence health. Irish research institutions include DCU, UL, UCC, UCD, and TCD . To learn more about the project visit here.

Photos from the DEDIPAC Ireland conference.

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DEDIPAC Ireland partners launch national symposium

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September 2016. We worked with the DEDIPAC (Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity) Ireland partners to deliver a one day national symposium which took place at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday September 7th 2016.

DEDIPAC is a pan-European project aimed at providing a better understanding of how biological, ecological, psychological, sociological, economic and socio-economic factors influence consumer decision making and how to translate that knowledge into the development of strategies for effective disease prevention in target populations.

This one-day symposium, for the first time brought together the largest consortia (DCU, UCC, UL, UCD, TCD) representing diet and physical activity in Ireland, to exchange knowledge and disseminate research findings.

Research conducted by the Irish partners on diet, physical activity and sedentary behavior was presented under the following themes:

1.    Measurement of diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour
2.    Determinants of diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour
3.    Evaluation of public health and policy interventions for diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour

Further information on the DEDIPAC project may be found here on the DEDIPAC website.

Please note that attendance at this event is FREE however registration is essential.

To register please follow this link  to the Eventbrite website.

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In the News

The Sunday Business Post asked business owners and advisors for their advice on the resolutions worth prioritising in the new year. I was asked to contribute my thought on tackling social media. Do things Better in 2015, Elaine O’Regan, Sunday Business Post, 28 November 2014.  Read full article.

Out On Your Own, Elaine O'Regan, Sunday Business Post, 28/11/2014

Out On Your Own, Elaine O’Regan, Sunday Business Post, 28/11/2014

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Making their pitch – First graduates of Illuminate Female Entrepreneurship Programme

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Participants, Judges and Sponsors of the Illuminate Female Entrepreneurship Programme pictured at their conference in Coca-Cola’s Southgate offices 13 December 2015.

I am very proud to be associated with this great bunch of ladies, the participants of the first “Illuminate” Female Entrepreneurship Programme run by The Mill Enterprise Hub and the DCU Ryan Academy recently pitched their businesses to a panel of judges at Coca-Cola International Services Headquarters in Drogheda.

The Illuminate programme was created by The Mill Enterprise Hub, with assistance from DKIT and DCU, to empower early stage female entrepreneurs to develop and expand their business. The programme was supported by Coca-Cola International Services, AIB, and the Louth & Meath Local Enterprise Offices.The judging panel included Jennifer Brennan of Coca-Cola International Services, Sarita Johnston of Enterprise Ireland, Amanda Murphy from AIB, and Eoghan Stack of DCU Ryan Academy.

The judges commended the high quality of pitches and, according to Jennifer McEvoy Brennan, Supply Management Director at The Coca-Cola Company’s Europe, Africa and Asia Hub,

  “the ambition, and ability of the entrepreneurs is truly remarkable. It’s critical that female entrepreneurs are supported in taking the often difficult steps in growing a business. We’re delighted to have supported this initiative, and look forward to hearing of the futures success stories of the graduates.”

Drogheda Life, 14 December 2015Read more.

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