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Leinster Rugby, Google and Health Leaders speak at UCD Smurfit Executive Development

  • Date: Wed, Nov 27, 2019

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UCD Smurfit School Executive Development will host Head Coach of Leinster Rugby Leo CullenManaging Director of Google UK and Ireland Ronan Harris and medical doctor and author Dr Mark Rowe to discuss ‘Empowering Leadership throughout an Organisation’ on Thursday, November 28.

Director of UCD Smurfit School Executive Development Helen Brophy will moderate the conversation which will offer a critical look at leadership and explore if by empowering leadership throughout an organisation it is possible to inspire purpose, drive direction and motivate action.

Head Coach of Leinster Rugby Leo Cullen said: “I’m looking forward to visiting the UCD Smurfit School to share some of my thoughts on empowering leadership within an organisation—obviously in my case, during my time as a player and now as a coach with Leinster Rugby. My views on leadership have been shaped by many years within the Leinster Rugby environment, from my time with Leicester Tigers, the Irish rugby team and with other sporting organisations. I’ve also learned from other coaches that I have spent time with from all walks of life and all manner of disciplines. I look forward to discussing those views with the room and hopefully learning something myself about how other organisations empower leadership.”

Director of UCD Smurfit School Executive Development Helen Brophy said: “As the leading provider of executive education in Ireland, we focus on key characteristics that are critical for success not only in the business world but across high-performance industries including sport, tech and healthcare. The development of the UCD Smurfit Senior Leadership Programme allowed us to weave these threads together into a powerful and dynamic programme which examines leadership from multiple perspectives. Inviting top executives from Leinster Rugby, Google and healthcare to discuss their success and challenges will offer real-world insights for leaders and offer a taste of what the course can offer for prospective students.”

The event will be held at the UCD Smurfit School, Blackrock on Thursday, November 28 at 6:30 pm. Information about the UCD Smurfit School Senior Leadership Programme can be found here.

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