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Foróige Youth Leadership Conference


Foróige’s Leadership for Life Conference is held annually and is one of the highlights of the Foróige calendar. The conference involves 300 young people aged 15-18. There are three levels of participation at the conference. These are  Module 1, Module 2 and Advanced Leadership. The conference is held over 5 days (usually late July/ early August) and includes workshops, guest speakers and lots of extracurricular activities such as teambuilding night,  sports evening, quiz night, talent night, graduation dinner and entertainment etc.

Previous guest speakers at the conference have included Joe Duffy, Pat Divilly, Joan Freeman, Dr. Joseph Roche, Kenneth Egan, Louise Phelan, Caroline Casey, Ian White, Emily Logan, Noeline Blackwell, Dylan Haskins, Dr. Lynne Holden, Jacqueline Murekatete, Joanne O’Riordan, Liam McKenna, Séan Gallagher and many others. These speakers tell their personal leadership journey, their challenges, their successes and will inspire the delegates to achieve their goals.

Application Process

The application process is now open for any Foróige members that would like to apply for a place on either of the Modules (1,2 or Advanced). The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight Monday 15th May. Applications will be marked the next day, therefore late applications or nominations will not be accepted after the deadline. 
The cost to attend the conference this year is €280 which includes all costs for the duration of the conference (excluding travel costs).  All information in relation to payment and the conference will be sent to successful applicants. 
Applications can be made online using the following links
All applicants must be nominated by a Foróige staff person or volunteer that are happy to verify that the applicant fulfills the eligibility criteria. Nominations can be made using the Nomination Form
The information and links to the application forms etc will also be available on Foróiges website, staff portal and all social media platforms. 
Please bring this to the attention of any young person you think would be a suitable candidate for the conference. 

Volunteer Involvement

The Foróige Leadership for Life conference would not be possible without the great team of staff and volunteers that give their all to ensure all of the delegates have as enjoyable a time as possible. If you would like to apply to be a volunteer at the conference please fill this form.  Volunteer Form  

Further Information

If you want any further information or you have any queries in relation to the conference you can contact Bryan Gavin, Foróige Leadership for Life Conference Coordinator bryan.gavin@foroige.ie or 01 6301717