Coaching & Mentoring – the Benefits Explained: Dublin - 29 May 2018

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
29 May 2018 - 8:15am - 10:00am
House Dublin, 27 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2
Price details: 
This event is at no cost and for CEOs & senior managers in member organisations of The Wheel. Those interested in learning more about leadership are also encouraged to attend. Registration is essential.
We invite anyone in a leadership and management position from a member organisation of The Wheel to be our guest at this Leaders Breakfast, which will explore value and benefit of coaching and mentoring for nonprofit leaders.  
This event is exclusive to members of The Wheel. Book your place here.
SKU: LeadershipCOI
Course details: 

Connect with your fellow leaders from across the community and voluntary sector in this latest Leaders Breakfast, on the value and benefit of coaching & mentoring for our leaders.

Our guest speakers for this special event are:

Sharon Hughes

  • Sharon Hughes of the Dublin Institute of Technology Students Union [DITSU]. Sharon, with her experience of having worked with a mentor for a number of years and being a mentor herself, will talk about how mentoring has supported her, and impacted on her, both personally and in her role as leader of the DITSU.
  • Justin Kilcullen, former CEO of The Trocaire and experienced coach onJustin management and leadership.  Justin will speak about his personal experience as a leader in the sector for many years and how he, and his organisation, benefitted from coaching & mentoring.  Justin will define what coaching and mentoring is and will expand on the value of such to organisations.

Learning Outcomes

There will then be an opportunity for discussion and Q&A with the speakers and the audience.
Attendees will leave full of ideas about how to improve their interactions with others!
The session promises to be interactive, you will have the opportunity to learn something about yourself, think about your team or colleagues, and also discuss with and learn from your peers.
You can look forward to a combination of reflection, peer discussion and some short and enjoyable exercises.
We look forward to welcoming you to another lively and interesting session!

Facilitators: Sharon Hughes & Justin Kilcullen

Sharon Hughes is the Chief Executive Officer of the Dublin Institute of Technology Students Union (DITSU). DITSU is a not-for-profit organisation tasked with representing its 22,000 student members to the Dublin Institute of Technology. Prior to her role as CEO, Sharon's background was in Events and Communications. She has over 10-years experience working in youth-engagement.
As well as her full time role, Sharon is also a qualified and practicing Life, Business and Career Coach and Facilitator and Trainer. Although Coaching is in very early stages in Ireland, Sharon has found the system and approach that Coaching uses to be invaluable in both her work with clients and indeed her own Career progression.
As a trainer, Sharon helps identify, design and deliver training workshops to participants on a variety of topics including Leadership, Public Speaking, and Project Management. She also provides workshops to younger people on soft skills, such as Managing Anxiety and Self Management. She has worked with a number of organizations including Women For Election, IMPACT, JobNet, DCU Socs, TEDx Ha'penny Bridge.
Sharon holds Post-Graduate Qualifications in Political Communication from Dublin City University, and Event Management and Public Relations. She tweets from @SharonHughesIre and blogs regularly on a variety of topics at 
She is on LinkedIn as Sharon Hughes and can be contacted at

Justin Kilcullen

Justin Kilcullen is one of Ireland’s most experienced coaches following a long career in international relations and development, and as CEO of one of Ireland’s leading charities, Trócaire, for twenty years. In that role he has led a series of change management initiatives, developed leadership teams, and grew the organisation in the highly competitive charity market.

As CEO, Justin always employed a coaching style in his management and leadership. He is a qualified coach, having graduated from the UCD Smurfit Business School.

About The Wheel's Community of Interest Initiative

This event is part of a wider initiative of The Wheel which provides facilitated opportunities for the most senior staff, CEO's and board members of communities of interest to come together. Through these Communities The Wheel will keep our members informed, enabling a space for discussion & networking; and to feed into the public policy agenda for The Wheel when relevant.

Feedback from Participants at The Wheel's Previous Leadership Events

"The sessions are thought provoking  and they train listening skills and participants learn to become more aware of themselves and other's needs and weaknesses." - H. Kaphengst, Klawitter Theatre Group Ltd
"Well run and on time, will follow up, first time at the event it was good introduction and interaction. Great view of Dublin as well." - V. Keenan, NABCO
"An excellent topic facilitated in an easy and engaging manner. I learned a lot from the trainer's style and it has given me food for thought around my own style of engagement." J. Marken, Scouting Ireland
"I found the input motivational. People shared freely at our table.   It was good to have time out for this network." - B. Mc Donnell, Community Awareness of Drugs (CAD)

Kindly Supported by:

Newman's Own Foundation

Who Should Attend: 

This is an excellent peer learning and networking opportunity for leaders in the Irish community and voluntary sector. Attendance is free and highly recommended.

How to Register: 

Event begins with light breakfast from 9.15am.

This event is exclusive to members of The Wheel. Book your place here.

Your Leadership Community of Interest Coordinator

Elizabeth Bolger, Director of Programmes, The Wheel
Ph: (01) 454 8727

Course contact details

01 454 8727