A HR professional and Chartered Fellow of CIPD with a background in Organisational and Workforce Development Consultancy and delivery. Specialist interests include Mediation, Coaching, Mentoring, Emotional Intelligence, Life Long Learning, and training design and delivery to meet specific organisational needs. Karen gained a wide range of experience in the UK and Ireland in both the Public and Private Sector in HR, Training, Organisational Development and Consultancy before establishing Karen Maher Associates.
Prior to Karen Maher Associates, she was a successful Management Consultant for SHRC Ltd and the Health Management Institute of Ireland with a reputation across both public and private health services as a first-class management consultant and trainer. Responsible for designing and delivering many successful development programmes including a popular Leadership and Management Development programme for nurses and midwives in the Dublin North East area as well as specific courses for Clinical Nurse Specialists and Public Health Nurses accredited by NMBI. She designed and delivered HMI programmes across the country focusing on a range of specific management skills as well one to one sessions dedicated to improving the professional and personal development and wellbeing of individuals from various healthcare organisations.
Previously employed in the UK by Cleveland Police specialising in Equality and Diversity, this role included the design and delivery of HR related training to Police Officers of all ranks. Karen was also employed for a number of years in Local Authorities in the North East of England as a Training Manager and Organisational Development Manager before moving to Ireland.
Educated to Masters levels, with a MA in HRM as well as a BA(Hons) in Education. A qualified Mediator, licensed to deliver and interpret the EQi2 Emotional Intelligence Test and skilled in coaching, mentoring and counselling
Passionate about HR and Organisational Development and helping people realise their full potential. Skilled in a wide range of management disciplines and tools to facilitate Training and experiential learning. Considerable background in working with individuals, facilitating their personal growth and development. Karen has significant experience working with healthcare organisation in delivering tailored solutions to meet specific organisational needs.
"Novartis are delighted to continue to support the Future Health Summit. The event is always high quality from its organisation to its speakers, and is a must attend event for anyone with an interest in improving healthcare and outcomes for patients"Ian Addie, Patient Access Head, Novartis Ireland Ltd
"‘Irish Heart would like to extend our thanks for having our mobile health unit attend the Future Health Summit. The mobile health unit was extremely well received and there was over 130 blood pressure checks taken over the two days,. The event was fantastic."Emma Carter ,Mobile Health Unit Manager ,Irish Heart
"‘I have spoken at and attended this event for the last six years and in a short space of time the Future Health Summit has become an annual meeting place for progressive healthcare leaders who want to drive change and improve healthcare delivery. "Mr. Bill Maher, Chief Executive, Bon Secours Health System
"“This Conference is another one of Ireland’s global contributions. The Future Health Summit is required attendance for all who wish to engage in a stimulating interchange on the future of healthcare – globally and domestically""Michael Dowling , Chief Executive Officer of Northwell Health