Facilitation is the key to success for groups faced with situational challenges or organizational change. Deirdre Hennessy brings a wealth of experiences and approaches to this work. Her specific area of specialty is Appreciative Inquiry which is a user friendly,  collaborative, strength-based approach that discovers and explores the best of what is, focusing on what we want more of.

Deirdre’s facilitation service focuses on shared participation, training in the methods used, and follow up coaching support to ensure agreed actions are implemented. 

The following are areas where facilitation by Deirdre has delivered powerful positive results:

  • Establishing mission, vision and values

  • Strategic and operational planning and review

  • Establishing monitoring and evaluation schemas and quality frameworks

  • Team building

  • Focus groups

  • Consultation and stakeholder meetings

  • Community meetings

  • Change Management

  • Board of Management training and support

 Client Feedback

“Deirdre was recruited to facilitate the coming together of the various community networks in Crumlin to work as a combined community network for the Dublin 12 area. Deirdre worked through a very difficult process in a professional and intuitive way as she drew out the spoken and unspoken underlying issues within the group. Deirdre took command of the sessions to progress to the next step and has delivered an excellent report on the way forward for the combined network” Breda Quinn Co-ordinator Crumlin Community Network

 Deirdre Hennessy Profile

Deirdre Hennessy (Bacc Phil, BD, Dip Social Care, Dip Women’s Studies, Dip Advanced Facilitation Skills, and Dip Coaching) has over twenty years experience within the Youth, Community, Social Care and Disability sectors.

She has lectured in UCC, Maynooth and Waterford Institute of Technology. She has provided training and support to a broad range of organisations within the Third Sector. She has delivered many external evaluations and strategic plans, and has worked  to develop  tailored responses to specific challenges faced by local, regional and national organisations.



Supervision fees are €60 per one hour session for individuals and €200 for two hour session for teams, both inclusive of travel and follow up email and telephone support.

Facilitation fees:

Half Day – from €250 to €350

Full Day – from € 400 to €650

Facilitation fees are inclusive of detailed planning, travel and resource costs, and follow up to support implementation of any agreed actions.

Contact Details:

 Ph 086-8539227