The very first Breakfast Club took place in the Morrisson Hotel in Dublin on December 14 and was a resounding success! Sharon Hughes, the Leadership Academy manager facilitated the lively discussion with the panelists; Bryan Gavin from Foroige spoke about the value of youth leadership and Femi Bankole, co-founder of Black and Irish gave his unique perspective on the space he has created for leaders in Ireland.
This was followed by a workshop where participants developed ideas for how we can inspire and engage the next generation of nonprofit leaders in Ireland. This was a hugely creative session and there was a wealth of ideas generated in the different discussion groups.
For Purpose, a nonprofit that runs a graduate programme for young people entering the nonprofit sector, had some of their graduates in attendance and they did a wonderful job facilitating the discussions. A summary of what was said at all the tables can be found here. Some of the themes covered in the roundtable discussions include:
This workshop was followed by a light breakfast, enjoyed by all!
The event was a great start and we look forward to the next Breakfast Club on February 2, which takes place online. This looks at Leaders of Organisations. The speakers are Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí of Carmichael and Elaina Ryan Elaina Ryan of Children’s Books Ireland. The focus is on new opportunities for developing our own leadership skills and those of our colleagues in this post(ish) COVID-19 environment. It would be lovely to see you there. Everyone is welcome and you can register here.
Images from December 14th: