Conference: 'Rhoi'r Iaith yn y Gwaith'

Making Welsh Work

13 November 2015, Neuadd Reichel Bangor University

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This conference, organised by Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University, aims to highlight and discuss innovative methods of encouraging and enabling staff to use Welsh in workplace.

The conference will be held on Friday, 13 November 2015 and the keynote address will be delivered by the Right Honourable Carwyn Jones AM. Other presentations and discussion sessions will fall under four themes, namely:

  • Strategic Interventions
  • Behaviour Change
  • Training
  • Resources

The presenters include bydd Meri Huws (Welsh Language Commissioner), Dilwyn Williams (Gwynedd Council Chief Executive), Robin Llywelyn (Portmeirion) and Mair Parry-Jones (National Assembly for Wales).

The conference will highlight good practice in workplaces from across Wales with the aim of triggering and inspiring further developments in this key area of work.

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9:30 Registration - tea and coffee
10:00 A word of welcome from Professor John Hughes, Vice-Chancellor, Bangor University.
10:05 Overview, Dr Lowri Hughes and Dr Llion Jones, Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University.
10:20 Opening address by the First Minister of Wales the Right Honourable Carwyn Jones AM.
10:35 Theme 1: Strategic Interventions
Dilwyn Williams, Chief Executive, Gwynedd Council
Tim Jones, Natural Resources Wales
11:05 Tea and Coffee
11:30 Theme 2: Training
Meic Raymant, North Wales Police
'Learning a language in the workplace', Phillip Moore, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
12:00 Discussion Groups facilitated by Huw Thomas (Sglein)
12:40 Lunch (Penrhyn Room)
13:15 Meri Huws, Welsh Language Commissioner
13:30 Theme 3: Behaviour Change
Robin Llywelyn, Portmeirion
'Regaining a language through the workplace', Rhys Williams, BBC Wales
14:00 An interactive session on the dynamics of a bilingual workplace led by Huw Thomas (Sglein)
14:20 Theme 4: Resources
Mair Parry-Jones, National Assembly for Wales
'Bilingual Internal Systems', Richard Sheppard, Interceptor Solutions
Dafydd Gruffydd, Menter Môn
14:50 Closing Remarks, Professor Jerry Hunter, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Bangor University
15:00 Finish

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The conference will be held in Neuadd Reichel on Ffriddoedd Road. Neuadd Reichel is numbered 17 on the campus map below.

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There are plenty of free parking spaces to be found in front of the hall.

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The conference is now fully subscribed.

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email iaithgwaith@bangor.ac.uk.

Alternatively you may wish to follow the proceedings via #iaithgwaith on Twitter.

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If you have any enquiries regarding the conference, you are most welcome to contact the organisers:

Email: iaithgwaith@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 383293.

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