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Leadership for Life Conference 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Foróige Leadership for Life Conference is back for 2022. The conference is one of the highlights of the Foróige calendar each year, and we know how much veryone has missed it over the last two years. 

The Foróige Leadership for Life conference is a unique experience and learning opportunity for young leaders aged 15-18 years. It offers participants a chance to develop the skills and qualities of strong leadership in a fun and safe environment. Participants get to complete a Module of the internationally renowned Foróige Leadership for Life Programme. They will be surrounded by like-minded young people from around the globe and hear from inspirational leaders from the world of business, sport, philanthropy, media etc. who will share their own personal leadership journeys. Participants will also get to take part in many of the fun extracurricular activities and events that are on offer during the conference. 

The conference takes place at Maynooth University from Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 6th August 2022. Applications are now open for anyone interested in being considred for a place at the conference. If you are currently a member of a Foróige club, project or service and you are are aged 15-18 then you are eligible to apply. 




How to get involved


Those eligbile and interested in a palce at the conference must first apply for a place at the conference. Applications will remain open until Sunday 8th May 2022. Applicants must apply for the module of the programme that they are eligbile for.


Module 1: This is the first module of the Leadership for Life programme. Anyone that has not alrady started the programme should apply for this Module. 


Module 2: If an applicant has already successfully completed Module 1 of the Leadership for Life programme you are eligible to apply for a place on Module 2 of the programme. 


Advanced: This module is a specific module only available at the Leadership for Life conference. To be eligible for this module, you must already have successfully completed Module 1 & 2 of the Leadership for Life programme. This module is particularly suited to older members of Foróige who are preparing to move into a different stage of their lives, such as college, work, travel etc


Applicants will be asked to select the relevent module they want to apply for on the application form. Spaces are limited on each module therefore completion of the application form does not guarantee a place. Applicants should complete all parts of the form carefully and answer all questions asked. 


All applicants will be notified of the outcome in the days after the closing date for applications. 




Conference Outline: 

Tuesday 2nd — Registration. Opening ceremony of conference. Introduction to the leadership programme, introduction to workshop groups and getting to know the rest of your group. Icebreakers, team activities and fun team challenge.

Wednesday 3rd — Guest speakers, workshops looking at topics such as team building, critical thinking and communication skills. Evening entertainment to include workshop group challenge, games and other activities to help you get to know other delegates and unwind after a busy day.

Thursday 4th — Guest speakers, workshops focusing on self awareness, values and community leadership. Evening entertainment: Culture Night- an opportunity to showcase your talents and entertain your fellow delegates!

Friday 5th — Guest speakers, workshops on global and personal visions, goal setting and presentation to your group. Gala Dinner —following a fantastic meal, you will dance the night away to our live DJ. An opportunity to get dressed up and celebrate your achievements!

Saturday 6th — Time to pack your bags and get ready to say farewell. Evaluation and reflection on the week. Closing ceremony & farewells 

What is the cost of taking part? 

The cost of attending the conference is €300 per person. This cost includes all accommodation, meals, entertainment, conference resources, participation in the programme and attendance at the conference graduation dinner. Extra nights may be organised at an additional cost if groups require it. This can be arranged directly with the University

Volunteer at the conference 

If you are a trained and vetted Foróige volunteer you may be interested in being part of the Leadership conference team. Anyone interested in being involved should complete the Volunteer Application Form  


If you want any further information or you have any queries please email [email protected]