April event in Dublin is now open for registration
Note: This is on a Wednesday evening (April 22nd)
18:00 - 18:30 Tea/Coffee and Networking
18:30 Green Public Procurement - Olivier Gaillot
§ What is Green Public Procurement (GPP)?
§ Uptake and existing GPP practices
§ Main possibilities for GPP under the New Directives
§ Recent Developments in Ireland and abroad
§ Developments of GPP Criteria in Ireland
Olivier Gaillot is a Technical Director with RPS Ireland's leading planning, design, engineering, environmental, project management and communications services consultancy. Olivier is an Environmental Engineer and has also completed a MBS in Strategic Procurement from Dublin City University. He is a chartered member of the Institute of Waste Management and is currently Engineers Ireland representative on the National Waste Prevention Committee. He has been working in Ireland and abroad on a wide range of resource efficiency projects including policy development, implementation and monitoring. Olivier is currently the project manager for rx3 a six year award winning programme funded by the DECLG to develop markets for recycled materials. Recently he has completed a review an in-depth of the Irish producer responsibility model and led for the EPA the development of a Green Procurement Guidance for the public sector.
19:30 Stakeholder Engagement - Aibhlin McCrann
A key element in the successful delivery of virtually any project is the extent to which key stakeholders buy into it from the outset. This holds true whether the project affects hundreds of thousands of citizens, or affects dozens of internal employees. Soliciting the views of those most likely to be affected by the project - positively or negatively - is an important part of informing decisions, actions, and the directions that a project may Stakeholder engagement is not an easy task; assessing and reassuring stakeholder concerns is a specialist area. This talk explores the importance of engaging with stakeholders to ensure the successful outcome of projects. It looks at when the engagement should happen, who should be engaged with, the methodologies that should be used and most importantly – an assessment of the information gathered and its implications for the project.
Stakeholder engagement requires an ability to facilitate, listen, gain trust, analyse and critically, lots of patience and empathy. Important judgement calls like how to represent and manage those that shout the loudest, and how to address the silent majority - if there is one
Aibhlin McCrann is a director of Communiqué International, an integrated business communications consultancy serving the corporate, state and semi-state sectors. In this capacity she works with groups of all sizes and across all sectors of business; spanning areas such as strategic planning and implementation, negotiation and interpersonal conflict resolution. Aibhlín has extensive experience of facilitation and stakeholder engagement in the public, private and community and voluntary sectors where she supports and assists diverse groups to manage issues of concern to them. She has been deeply involved in stakeholder engagement for some of the highest profile projects in the country, as well as for low profile projects that got over the line with no apparent fuss.