Future Leaders Programme to launch in Dublin

Future Leaders Programme to launch in Dublin

Tue 04 Oct 2022 by Co-operation Ireland

Ireland’s leading peacebuilding and reconciliation organisation, Co-operation Ireland, will launch this the 2022/23 Co-operation Ireland Future Leaders programme, at the Finglas Youth Resource Centre in Finglas, Dublin tomorrow (Wednesday October 5) at 2.30 pm

Co-operation Ireland Future Leaders is the organisation’s flagship youth leadership programme, which provides accredited leadership, communications and political lobbying training to outstanding emerging leaders from across the islands of Ireland and Great Britain.

The CIFL programme is aimed at giving emerging leaders an opportunity to network and connect with their peers, business leaders and prominent political representatives.

The core objectives of the CIFL programme are:

  1. Personal Learning: Co-operation Ireland will provide NOCN qualifications to young people, focusing on the themes of leadership, communication and lobbying.
  2. Relationship Building: Co-operation Ireland will connect likeminded emerging leaders from across the island, through a year-long programme of online and in-person courses, workshops and activities.
  3. Community Engagement: Co-operation Ireland will support emerging leaders across the islands of Ireland and Great Britain, to campaign for issues they are passionate about and create change on a local, regional and national level.

We are delighted to have Glenveagh Homes, our new Programme Ambassadors supporting the Dublin Youth Leadership Programme, creating enhanced opportunities for the young people involved to develop their leadership skills, gain an insight into the world of work, while supporting them to create change in issues they’re passionate about at local level and with their cross border partners in Northern Ireland. 

Speaking on about the new programme, Programme Manager Margaret Lucey said, 

“We are excited to introduce a new element to our Dublin Leadership Programme, with the young people having the opportunity to engage in a meaningful way with our programme ambassadors, Glenveagh Homes on themes such as leadership, advocacy, project planning and employability. This will help our emerging leaders to turn their passion into practical action, on issues which we know young people are passionate about like mental health, environmental activism, equality & diversity and peacebuilding.”

Commenting on the launch, Cameron McDonnell, Head of Marketing, Glenveagh Homes, said: 

“We are very proud work with the Co-operation Ireland Future Leaders programme as Programme Ambassadors. At Glenveagh, we don’t just build homes, we build lasting communities, focusing on improving the lives of the people that live in them. By supporting the Co-operation Ireland Future Leaders programme, we can help ensure that the youth who are growing up within the communities are fully supported to create change in issues they’re passionate about at local level.”

Contact: Andrew McAnallen MCIPR

Co-operation Ireland

Unit 5N, Weavers Court, Linfield Road, Belfast, BT12 5GH

Phone: +44 (0) 788 127 6678

Email: [email protected]

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