Visions on leadership, pluralism and gardening


THE National College of Industrial Relations in Dublin is running a lunchtime lecture series under the title Leadership: Making Vision a Reality between now and next April.

The lecture on November 28th should be particularly interesting as it will be given by former IMI director, Brian Patterson, who has been putting management theory into management practice as chief executive of Wedgwood part of the Waterford Wedgwood group.

All are welcome to attend and further information on the full lecture series is available from Carol Phelan at (01) 406 0592 or fax (01) 496 2962.

As part of the European Year of Lifelong Learning the Irish School of Ecumenics is presenting a one- day seminar on valuing diversity in learning on November 7th at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire.

The aim of the day is to assist those involved in the planning and provision of education to bring a multi-cultural perspective into- their work and to promote pluralism in learning and co-operation between educational providers and practitioners. For information contact Pam Stotter at (01) 260 1144 or fax (01) 260 1158.

Garden expert Roy Lancaster will be in Limerick on October 30th to co-host a gardening seminar with garden designer Diarmuid Gavin in aid of the St Mary's Cathedral maintenance fund.

The seminar will be held at the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel from 10.30 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. and the cost is £25 - to include lunch and coffee. Tickets are available from Garden World, Ellen Street, Limerick and from St Mary's Cathedral in Bridge Street.