Ireland's Leadership Community of Practice

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference


Dear Dr Murphy,

I hope this email finds you well.

My colleagues and I are planning to host a Leadership Education event as outlined below. We started this community of practice in 2020 for those who deliver accredited and non-accredited education programmes in the field of leadership. We are planning on developing this further over the following years.

As an established educator in this field, we were wondering if you like to speak at this event. A summary of our plans is below. We plan to host it 5:00 pm-7:30 pm, beginning with the keynote Professor Avolio and then a smaller number of shorter presentations and then a short session at the end about the next steps in developing this community. If you are interested and available, your presentation time is 20 minutes, fifteen for the presentation and five minutes for QA.

Short summary explaining our ideas and plan.

Leadership and its development is critical in these challenging and complex times. In Ireland’s Leadership Community of Practice, our leadership educators and trainers have an opportunity to exchange and learn from each other and international good practice. (

Our forthcoming 2021 Workshop Leadership in Complex Challenging Times on 9 November features Prof. Bruce J. Avolio, Mark Pigott Chair in Business Strategic Leadership, the University of Washington as keynote speaker(

Our theme explores leadership development and leaders education in different spheres on the island of Ireland.

Due to your area of expertise, we would really appreciate it if you could contribute as one of the speakers. Please let us know if this is something you would like to be involved in.

As practical arrangements, this event will be held online this year, facilitated through Microsoft Teams. We would require a working title and a summary of what you would like to discuss in your timeslot.

If you wish to discuss this request, please let us know, and we can arrange to call at a convenient time.



Dr Breda Mc Taggart
Head of Department of Social Sciences
Chair of Planning & Coordination
Institute of Technology Sligo
Ash Lane
F91 YW50
Period09 Nov 2021
Event title 2021 Workshop Leadership in Complex Challenging Times: Ireland’s Leadership Community of Practice
Event typeSeminar
LocationSligo, Ireland
Degree of RecognitionInternational