Executive Leadership Programme 2020

Booking is now open for the 2020 Law Society Finuas Skillnet Executive Leadership Programme.

Law Society Finuas Skillnet

  • Interested in developing leadership skills and knowledge?
  • Want to influence change – and make an impact with your career?
  • Curious about what motivates you - when you lead and when you follow?

Find out about this in-depth programme designed to unlock your leadership potential.

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Video introduction

Hear what colleagues have to say about this course in the short video below.

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Programme Overview

Professional services are changing - rapidly. The uncertainty of a post-Brexit market, coupled with a multi-generational workforce demand new ways of engaging with people and with business. While leadership can seem simple - bringing others along with us - in reality, it is often challenging and stressful, and is always highly complex.

Our Programme is designed to tackle the intricacies of effective leadership. We equip participants to take control of their careers and exert leadership and influence in all kinds of professional settings. We have successfully trained lawyers from a range of sectors including (large, medium and small scale) private practice, corporate, in-house, general counsel, local authority and other governmental bodies. Our Programme also attracts professionals from other sectors - adding to the range of perspectives and expertise within the group.

This innovative programme has four modules and is designed to work around your busy professional schedule. For details, download the brochure below.

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Meet the team 

This course is delivered by Programme Director Antoinette Moriarty, along with dynamic consultancies from the worlds of business, psychology, organisational development and executive coaching. 

Antoinette Moriarty

Antoinette Moriarty

Colette Cahalane

Colette Cahalane

Katie da Gama

Katie da Gama

John Lennon

John Lennon

Phillip Matthews

Phillip Matthews

Claire Vallely

Claire Vallely

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Testimonials

This programme ran in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Below are just some of the comments from our successful New Leaders:

"I cannot recommend this course highly enough"
Hilkka Becker, Chairperson, International Protection Appeals Tribunal - Refugee, Migration and Human Rights Lawyer

'It is no coincidence that this happened [promotion] when I completed the leadership course – the course taught me so much about myself and gave me the confidence to do a good interview, as myself and as an ‘adult’ - It worked for me!'
Karen Trant, Director, Gas Networks & Water Regulation 

"I found the leadership course to be of immense benefit to me in developing and realising how I could be a better manager and achieve greater outcomes in my dealings with colleagues. The course is extremely well managed by Antoinette Moriarty and facilitated by many expert trainers. The scope of each module, four in total, was clearly explained to the participants and what the trainer expectations were from us and indeed our own of them. The learning was fun if thought provoking at times and involved much engagement by enjoyable group workshops. There was much to reflect on personally after each module and the final one covering adaptive leadership was most beneficial of all. We were a somewhat disparate group of participants at the outset of the course, but by the time we completed the course some six months later, were a well-knitted team of friends with common goals."
Randall Plunkett, Head of Case Management, Insolvency Service of Ireland

"This was one of the best programmes I have ever participated in. The facilitators were knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter and the fact of the programme being “facilitated” and not “taught” led to some excellent group discussions into different aspects of leadership and the range of challenges which come with leading. The result was learnings and insights which I could apply directly and instantly in my work environment to great benefit (both to myself and the organisation)."
Damian Maloney, VP & General Counsel, Element Fleet Technology Limited

 “I just cannot say enough about the course. I think for me the value of the course far exceeded the ambit of leadership.  It was all about the conversations that it opened up especially with my female colleagues. It was great to share details of our trials and tribulations.  Women make up a large percentage of the legal profession. However, I think that we are not supporting each other as much as we could.   It is the shared experiences and shared stories that make us realise that we all have our ups and downs.  But we come out at the other end when supported along the way.”
Patricia Hynes, Solicitor, Fitzgerald Solicitors

"The leadership programme was beyond all shadow of a doubt the most life-transforming course I have been on. I have taken a great deal from it and applied to it to my role."
Kevin O'Leary, Solicitor, Cork County Council

"Innovative, challenging and hugely rewarding. Highly recommended."
Helen O’Neill, Law Agent, Fingal County Council

"I took part in the Law Society Finuas Network Executive Leadership Management Programme. It was the most worthwhile professional course I have ever undertaken. It was extremely well organised and hands-on from day 1. There were some hugely impressive contributors and the skills learned have greatly benefitted my practice and I hope my team members. It was hugely enjoyable."
Barry Creed, Solicitor and Partner, McDermott Creed & Martyn

"The Course was extremely insightful and was well worth doing. I am still referring back to tips I picked up on the course and it gave me a structure and tools to use for well into the future."
Louise Cushen, Solicitor, Planning and Environmental Law Specialist, ESB Business Service Centre

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