Presenter: Joe O’Connell
This seminar will examine the realities of leadership over the past 2 years in what can only be described as the most challenging of times. It will offer reflections on how the restoration of quality relationships is the vehicle to quality leadership; one that is sustainable, meaningful, and beneficial to all. The aim is to support leaders in their journey to the “cultivated self”, “taming the beast between our ears” by controlling the internal narrative.
Joe O’Connell has served as a post-primary school principal, was founding director of St Senan’s Education office supporting the Boards of Management of the Catholic dioceses of Limerick, Kerry and Killaloe and also served as Director of Limerick Education Centre.
He currently supports a wide range of organisations and professional bodies in addressing issues such as organisational development, managing and building relationships across the school community, dealing with challenging situations and promoting collaborative leadership and team development.
Joe’s doctoral studies focussed on leadership and organisational development and since April of 2019 he has become a member of the European Commission’s expert advisory group on school leadership and development.