Festival of PhD Research

07 June 2018

Ireland PHDIt was a real pleasure to represent the Chartered Management Institute at the Festival of PhD Research - Ulster University at Jordownstown campus.

The event "Showcasing and Celebrating Research Excellence", highlighted artificial intelligence, financial innovation, computing, energy technologies amongst other things. I found it interesting that regardless of the research they all had an interest or perception on what makes a good manager. Discussing Chartered Manager (at every opportunity) as a mark of professional and ethical management was well received and generated interest.

Congratulations to Ronald Muhumuza on winning the Harvard business review. Managers handbook.

Northern Ireland Festival of Research

What a fantastic day “2” at Ulster University’s Festival of PhD Research, showcasing and celebrating Excellence. Today I am in Magee campus in their beautiful new building block, what a great facility. Today's candidates were researching, Mental & health, obesity, ethnic minority’s & children, Governance, targeting & pharmacy services, pain during breastfeeding and Stratified medicine in mental health.

Again as a representative of the Chartered Management Institute NI Regional Board it was a privilege to visit Magee Campus and meet so many interesting people. Management was again a topic of conversation which started on the perception of bad management, which was an interesting discussion. Also interesting that one individual thought Chartered Manager was for “ the elite in business”. I said it’s not for the elite, they come from all levels of management and choose to become the elite, professional, ethical and Chartered.

Back to Magee and the winner of the Management Book of the Year was Elaine Murray (who in turn presented it to her PhD student Coral Lapsley, FANTASTIC) I had interest in CMI's Chief Exec Ann Francke's book, "How to make a Difference and get results", so decided to have a second draw and the delighted & winner was Donal MacCathmhoill,

Great day