ABOUT ME

Committed to Excellence

Sile O’Donnell is a HR and OD Consultant who specialises in providing high quality, cost effective HR, employee relations and organisation development services to small, medium and large organisations across the public sector.

Sile is also a Training Specialist with Public Affairs Ireland, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in HRM and Organisational Behaviour in Trinity College Dublin.


Sile has over 30 years’ experience in delivering successful change though HR and organisation development across large, medium and small organisations. She is a full Fellow Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development since 2003.

Sile has extensive qualifications in HR including first class honours MBS in HRM (Smurfit Business School), QQI level 6 Train the Trainer Certificate, Diploma in Counselling/Psychology, MBTI step 1 and 2 qualifications, MBTI for individual coaching and management development (OPP), first class honours BA in Public Management. She has obtained awards from the CIPD and the Smurfit Business School for academic achievements in HR.

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MY TESTIMONIALS DO THE TALKING

My Reputation Speaks for Itself

 
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Natalya Jackson, CEO, Daughters of Charity, Disability Support Services
Office of the Chief Executive, St. Vincent's Centre, Navan Road, Dublin 7

"Sile O’Donnell worked with the Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services to develop a new and ambitious Strategic Plan.
Sile worked in a very inclusive way across the organisation’s many internal and external stakeholder groups. She has an exceptional ability to connect with, and get the best out of people, and to energise them during change and uncertainty.
She brought both discipline and creativity to our strategic planning process, and delivered a high quality Strategic Plan for the organisation.
I would highly recommend Sile as an OD and HR consultant"

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PUBLICATIONS

The following is a list of my publications in the area of HR

 

Please get in touch if any of these publications are of interest and I will forward you a copy.

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‘DIGNITY AT WORK: PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE’

O’Donnell, S. (2016): ‘Dignity at Work: prevention is better than cure’, The Public Professional, July.

MY CAREER AND EXPERIENCE

How I got here

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ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

Sept. 2015 - Present

I lecture in Management and Organisational Behaviour, HRM and OD on the Msc in Health Service Management, School of Medicine

ASSOCIATE TRAINER, PUBLIC AFFAIRS IRELAND (PAI), 25 MOUNTJOY SQUARE, DUBLIN 1

Jan 2015 – Present

I design and deliver numerous open and customised management and HRM training programmes for public sector employees.


My programmes include - accredited certificate in HRM, accredited certificate in change management, equality and dignity at work training, MBTI development for managers, performance management, core management skills, leadership development

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PART TIME LECTURER IN HRM, SMURFIT BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

Jan 1999 – Jun 2014

I lectured part time in HRM on masters level programmes in the UCD Smurfit Business School.

ASSISTANT NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF HR, HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE, DUBLIN

2005 – 2010

I held three senior management positions in the HSE (more than 70,000 employees) - Head of OD and Design, Head of Recruitment and Branding, and HR Advisor for Clinical Care Programmes.


I led the development of a Change Management Framework to improve service delivery. This framework was endorsed in the Croke Park Agreement and is used across the Irish health service.


 led/project managed 6 Employee Engagement projects during the HSE transformation programme - for example, development of a team building mode and employee engagement survey


I led numerous projects to improve organisational effectiveness, e.g. HSE Achievement Awards, leadership events, HR projects to support and enable organisational restructuring/change.

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REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF HR AND OD, EASTERN REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, DUBLIN

2001 – 2005

I led the implementation of a HR strategy for 39 healthcare agencies (39,000 staff), through the creation of a Regional HR forum that resulted in implementation of 200+ successful HR projects


I led the implementation of regional HR initiatives in areas such as equality, workforce planning, employee wellbeing, training and development, HR measurement/monitoring.

HEAD OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT UNIT (FIRST SECRETARY LEVEL), IRISH DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE, IVEAGH HOUSE, DUBLIN

May 2000 – Sep 2001

I led the development of a HR strategy for the organisation, on a partnership basis.


I led the implementation of a performance management system across the organisation.


I led the development of the organisation's three year strategy with the management team.

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HRM RESEARCH SPECIALIST, INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (IPA), DUBLIN

Jan 1999 – May 2000

I undertook high level research into key HRM and strategic/management issues in the Irish public service, leading to six publications, dissemination of findings at conferences etc.


I also carried out management consultancy reviews for government agencies.

LECTURER AND COURSE DIRECTOR IN HRM, NATIONAL COLLEGE OF IRELAND, IFSC, DUBLIN

1998 – 1999

I managed 5 graduate HRM programmes (450 students) and recruited/managed associate lecturers


I lectured in OD and HRM on 4 CIPD accredited diploma/certificate and degree programmes


I developed and delivered a new CIPD accredited distance learning diploma in HRM

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MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT/HR SPECIALIST, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE IRELAND

1994 – 1997

I undertook management consultancy assignments on behalf of government departments.


I was a member of 2 key national teams - HR Strategy and Performance Management.


I was Private Secretary to Minister of State Hugh Coveney during Ireland's EU presidency in 1996.

SYSTEMS ANALYST/HIGHER EXECUTIVE OFFICER, DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AFFAIRS AND SOCIAL PROTECTION, DUBLIN

1990 – 1994

Manager, Social Welfare Appeals Office


Senior Systems Analyst, IT Division

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