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Applications for our 2024 Ceannairí Nua New Leaders' programme now open

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We are delighted to announce that applications for our Ceannairí Nua New Leader’s programme 2024, in partnership with Diane West, are now open!

This year’s course will commence in early April and will run for ten consecutive months. Participants of the programme will meet monthly for a combination of in person and virtual seminars, wrapped up with a showcase and presentation event for graduates.   

About the programme

Irish in Britain established this free tailored course for people who want to make a positive difference in the lives of Irish people in Britain through local community organisations.

The programme welcomes applicants who have an interest in becoming a trustee, or those who already sit on a board who would like to broaden their skills.

Participants will learn about the roles, responsibilities, and value of effective voluntary sector stewardship including: 

  • An introduction to the history of the sector   

  • A range of speakers in specialist and related fields  

  • Interactive learning on governance of voluntary and community sector organisations 

  • Tailored networking to understand the operational and strategic needs of the sector  

  • The opportunity to explore and model governance solutions through group learning 

  • Brokered introductions and placement opportunities with member organisations on completion 

Criteria for selection to take part in the programme 

  • The ability to commit to the programme  

  • An interest in strengthening the voluntary/community sector 

  • An interest in promotion of Irish culture and welfare in Britain 

  • A commitment to volunteering for governance roles 

Please apply to the programme here: New Leader's Application form 2024

Completed applications should be sent to Aisling McDowell,                                                                                                              Closing date for application will be Friday 22 March 2024 at 5pm 

To read more about our previous programmes: