Seminars – Leadership

Lismullin Conference Centre

Programme information


The Lismullin Leadership Forum was set up in 2006 to help business people develop their leadership talents to the full, and create a network to provide mutual support in the context of business development. An all-Ireland initiative, its 40 daylong seminars to date have been attended by some 400 business people, with a high level of participation from Northern Ireland. Professional integrity and ethics play a vital role in the ethos of the Forum. The first 6-module course in ethical leadership took place in 2015-2016 and those who completed it were presented with their certificates 0n 23rdSeptember 2016.

Modules: Each module, which is led by an expert, and features an address by a leading Irish business achiever, can be attended on its own.

Certificate: Everyone who completes the two-year programme, or who attends 6 modules, receives a certificate from the Lismullin Institute.

Companies supporting the project:

The following companies have agreed to support this project by encouraging any employees who wish to take part, and so facilitate their personal requirements regarding Continuous Professional Development:

Members of the following institutions included their attendance at the seminars as part of their Continuing Professional Development:

Chartered Accountants Ireland
The Law Society
The Institute of Bankers
The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants

First recipients of Lismullin Leadership Forum certificate 23 September 2016 – Donna Loughrey, Niamh Donnelly, Gerard O’Connor, Bernard McCloskey, Timothy Murphy.

Lismullin Conference Centre, Navan, County Meath

40 minutes from Dublin city centre (M3 Exit 7 for Skryne / Johnstown)

How to book: Phone: +353 1 676 0731 / Email:

Organising committee:
Paul Harman:
Kieran Owens:
Deirdre McLaughlin:
Sreejith Nanukuttan:

Lismullin Institute:

Its aim is to foster the pursuit of excellence and balance in work, family and social commitments. Inspired by the spirit of the Opus Dei Prelature (, it promotes a variety of activities, including conferences and seminars, lectures and publications, which reflect a Christian outlook on life and culture. These activities are open to people of all creeds and backgrounds. As a not-for-profit organization, the Institute relies on the generous support of many who share its ideals.

Any questions?  Paul Harman:; +353 86 859 6052


Jeffrey Egan

Most beneficial: the different ideas presented and the encouragement to think outside the box. People and business are rarely straightforward and the idea of building alliances based on very different aims was presented in a very attractive fashion.

Posted By: Jeffrey Egan, McGraw Hill Education, Dublin
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Neil Donnelly

The opportunity to interact with other professionals in an environment where questions of ethics, responsibility and integrity are openly discussed, is most useful.

Posted By: Neil Donnelly, Global Head of Compliance, Pioneer
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John Donaghy

Lismullin allows time to reflect. I think that is where it differs from other business seminars that I have attended, and for me that is the most beneficial aspect.

Posted By: John Donaghy, Operations Director, Axon Power & Co
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Colm O’Brien

Delegate participation was arguably of most benefit to me. This, not to take away from our excellent facilitator, is where fellow ‘business people in the trenches’ shared and ‘thought out loud’ to the benefit of all. Excellent!

Posted By: Colm O’Brien, Founder & MD, Carambola Kidz – School Meals
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Paul Bourke

The case study used was very challenging as some of the issues raised had some similarity to issues I have had to deal with. I was very impressed with the two main speakers and how they got the audience to engage. As participants’ minds began to focus on the nuances of the case study, the clearer the appropriate ethical path emerged.

Posted By: Paul Bourke, Lecturer in IT Law, Dublin Institute
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Graham Burke

The credentials of the speakers, and their capacity to relay real life experience to the subject matter at hand, promoted good debate and commentary which led to a very interactive experience on the day.

Posted By: Graham Burke, MD, Ethicspro, Galway
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John Byrne

Great facilities that enhanced the experience.

Posted By: John Byrne, Business Consultant, Dublin
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Conor Hogan

Taking time out with others to consider and reflect on the relevance and the currently held views of ethics in business relationships.

Posted By: Conor Hogan, Joint MD, Joseph C Hogan & Co, Quantity Surveyors.
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Peter Keogh

The open discussion on what other participants have experienced and in particular the challenges around making the right decision.

Posted By: Peter Keogh, Managing Partner, Keogh Somers Chartered Accountants.
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Niamh Walsh

The group dynamic worked really well, as did the time given to break out discussion and plenary sessions. The mix of professions and types of experience in managing people led to a much more frank, diverse and fruitful discussion on the issue then if we had all been from the same company. The facilitator’s ability to bring his own wealth of experience to the debate, while at the same time not ‘lecturing’ the group on what is right and wrong in any given situation, was refreshing and allowed the participants to look to their own experience and come up with possible solutions going forward. Getting the case studies prior to the seminar is a really good idea.

Posted By: Niamh Walsh, Dublin
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