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Introduction Session to Developing Leadership, Values & Rapport: Applying the principles and practices of coaching to empower student voice in our schools.


As educators we need to create a positive learning environment to support the empowerment of student voice. The culture we create as the leaders of learning in our individual settings must consist of shared values that are reinforced through effective communication. 



This introductory session will provide an overview of the principles and practices that form the foundation for our upcoming 3 session course series itself. All three presenters are strong advocates for empowering student voice in our schools. They will discuss the principles that underpin effective leadership in a sporting context and how they can be applied in educational settings to maximise the potential for student voice.

If after you have completed this introductory session you are intested in taking part the dates for our 3  sessions are 03, 10 and 17 November. Check out our website for this course to register.

Facilitators: Eoghan Hanley, Colm Hanley and Colm Madden.

Eoghan Hanley; MA, HDip

Eoghan has huge experience in both educational and sporting settings. A teacher for the past 15 years in Gort Community School, Eoghan is also a PDST associate and the National Coordinator of the GAA/PDST Future Leaders Programme, a role to which he was seconded for two years. He has also begun working with the UCD School of Education as a lecturer and supervisor on their PME Programme. On the sporting front, Eoghan is a qualified Coach Educator and has worked with GAA teams at both club and county level. He also worked in France with French Ligue 2 football team En Avant de Guingamp.

Colm Hanley: HDip, M.Ed. ELM

Colm is an English and History teacher in Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom. He is also the Munster Coordinator of the GAA/PDST Future Leaders Programme and a PDST associate. His coaching credentials include numerous qualifications in a variety of sports. While the majority of his coaching journey has been with the GAA, he also coaches soccer and golf, qualifying as a golf teaching professional in 2014. Colm has recently completed a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Management and in the process conducted extensive research in the area of effective teaching styles and student voice.

Colm Madden: BA, MA, PDE


Colm is an English and History teacher in Gort Community School in Co. Galway.  He is also the Connacht Coordinator of the GAA/PDST Future Leaders Programme, a PDST associate and is currently completing a PhD. A member of Whitegate GAA Club in Co. Clare, Colm has extensive experience in the GAA as a player, coach and administrator. He is passionate about using learnings from the world of sport to help develop the student voice in our classrooms.

Course Properties

Course Date 20-10-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 20-10-2021 8:00 pm
Capacity 60
Available place 18
Individual Price Free
Speaker Eoghan Hanley, Colm Hanley & Colm Madden
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