Registration – Kylemore Book Club

Has the way we work changed forever? We talk about the future (post-pandemic) as a return to the past — a pathway back to the way we were living, conducting business, and communing — but what can we learn from this experience to better prepare ourselves for the next big change? During this series of the Kylemore Book Club, we examine a way of thinking and envisioning the ambiguity of the future. We identify ways to be equipped for the turbulence and disruption of change in whatever stage of life we are currently inhabiting. Guided by our expert faculty who will join us over the next four weeks, we will continue to read and engage with professionals who have studied and written about the ways in which we can build resilience and focus on the importance of reflection through creativity. Whether you knit, write, or paint, this outlet is a means in which we cope with the onslaught of uncertainty, despair, and sorrow. 

We will examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of the Irish economy and workforce through a study commissioned by NUI Galway. The pandemic has acted as a catalyst for identifying the opportunities and challenges of remote working. What has the Irish government done to identify policies and practices that will support remote working in a post-pandemic environment? We will examine remote working experiences from several companies that have had well-established remote working practices prior to COVID-19. Ireland has a large number of people who live outside major cities, and one of the greatest benefits of remote working culture has been the possibility of reinvigorating rural communities and opening up life outside of the standard 6:30 a.m. commuter run into a city.

Together over the next few weeks, we will convene to once again build community and bring you to Kylemore for a short spell to hear from faculty, researchers, and poets to better understand the dynamics of change and its signals and to explore the psychology behind why we choose to ignore them.

Join the community for the live Kylemore Book Club sessions and share in the discussions on Wednesdays, February 10, 17, 24, and March 3 at 1 p.m. ET (6 p.m. IST).

If you have already registered for a Kylemore Book Club in the past, you do not need to register again. Start the series here.

Registration - Kylemore Book Club

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Notre Dame International (NDI) facilitates international faculty research, expanded study abroad opportunities, international travel safety expertise, immigration services, and global engagement programs that bring the University to the world and the world to Notre Dame. NDI encompasses a global network that includes five Global Gateways in Beijing, Dublin, Jerusalem, London, and Rome; and six Global Centers located in Santiago, São Paulo, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Mumbai, and at Kylemore Abbey in western Ireland. 

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