UCC Credit Union Summer School 2018

UCC Credit Union Summer School Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st May, 2018

Wednesday 30th May, 2018 Theme: Reinventing and Designing Credit Unions for the Future (Day 1)

  • 9:00-9.10 Venue: Boole 2 Opening Address & Welcome Dr Olive McCarthy, Senior Lecturer, Department of Food Business and Development, Deputy Director, Centre for Co-operative Studies. Chair Dr. Oliver Moore, Centre for Co-operative Studies
  • 9:10-9.50 “Emerging Trends in the Collaborative Economy: Models to Learn From”  Michel Bauwens, Founder of P2P Foundation and Leading Theorist on Collaborative Economy
  • 10:00-10.40 “Online and Collaborative Economy: Opportunities for Credit Unions”  Conor Pope, Irish Times Columnist and Founder of Pricewatch
  • 10:50-11.20 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11.20-12.10 Chair: Dr. Carol Power, Centre for Co-operative Studies “Co-operative Trends in the UK and Europe”  Ed Mayo, Vice-President of Co-operatives Europe and Secretary General of Co-ops UK
  • 12:20-12.50 "Public Banking Proposal: Opportunities for Credit Unions”  Representatives from Public Banking Forum Ireland
  • 13:00-14.30 LUNCH
  • 14:30-16.30 Venue: Aula Maxima Presentation and Interactive Group Session “Innovations in Co-operative Leadership and Strategy”  Simon Parkinson, CEO and Principal, Co-operative College UK

Thursday, 31st May, 2018 Theme: Reinventing and Designing Credit Unions for the Future (Day 2)

  • 9:00-9:10 Venue: Boole 2 Opening Address & Welcome. Professor Thia Hennessy, Dean, Cork University Business School, Director, Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC
  • 9:10-9:50 Chair: Noreen Byrne, Centre for Co-operative Studies “Governance, Innovation and Local Knowledge” June O’Connell, Solicitor specialising in Corporate Law
  • 10:00-10:40 “Strategies for Business Model Development” Brian Hayes, Partner, Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants
  • 10:50-11:10 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:10-12:00 “Lessons from the Past, Challenges and Opportunities for the Future”  Brian Corr, Head of Credit Union Policy, Department of Finance
  • 12:10-12:50 “Credit Unions, Financial Education and Digital Technology”  Professor Donal McKillop,  Queens University Belfast
  • 13:00-14:00 LUNCH
  • 14:00-17:00 Theme: Future Opportunities for Credit Unions Chair. Dr. Olive McCarthy, Centre for Co-operative Studies
  • 14:00-14:30 Elaine Byrne, Deputy Registrar of Credit Unions, Central Bank of Ireland
  • 14:30-15:00 Gerry Thompson, Vice President of ILCU
  • 15:00-15:30 Kevin Johnson, CEO CUDA
  • 15:30-16:30 Panel of speakers from the day
  • 16:30-16:45 Closing thoughts of the day. Dr. Olive McCarthy, Centre for Co-operative Studies UCC

More information can be found in our brochure, available for download here: Summer School Brochure

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