Club Administrators
Club Administrators

Investing in Leaders

The Club Leadership Development Programme is designed to provide GAA Club Officers with the basic knowledge and core leadership skills required to fulfil their roles effectively.

Officers will learn from trained Leadership Associates who have experience of being a Club Officer and of facilitating training sessions for adults.  Learning will take place in a relaxed training environment in appropriate venues in the participating counties.  All courses run for two hours and involve a lot of learning activities to encourage problem solving and idea sharing with fellow club officers.  Officers who complete the programme will:

  • Gain a better understanding of what their role involves  
  • Develop basic leadership, management and communication skills  
  • Experience increased role satisfaction  
  • Have an awareness of where to access resources and supports  
  • Be able to share ideas and solve problems with fellow officers
  • Be better prepared for future roles in the Association

All training sessions will be organised by County Development Officers in conjunction with the Provincial Councils.

To date in 2016:

  • 5 Provinces (inc. Britain) and 17 Counties have organised the programme
  • 32 training events were delivered
  • 95 two-hour modules have been run by a team of 40 Associates
  • 1,040 different officers were trained with over 2,100 participants taking part in the various modules

Here is what a few participants have said:

“It was great to gain knowledge on my role and learn from officers with greater experience.”

“I enjoyed learning about the available resources and the huge amount of information that is available when you know where to go.”

“Our tutor engaged everyone very well in a relaxed manner while delivering key information clearly.  It was very helpful to hear from an experienced officer who was able to back up points with personal stories”

“The programme opened my mind to other people’s views and ways of dealing with problems.”

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