Catherine Laffey

Catherine Laffey is a JCI trainer with many years experience in JCI. She has provided over 100 hours of training to local JCI Ireland and local JCI branches including JCI Presenter, JCI Trainer, Local Officer Training, Branch Management Training and Leadership Academy. Catherine has been Head Trainer on JCI Ireland Leadership Academy since 2010.

Catherine joined JCI Galway in 2001, took up her first council role in 2002 and went on to become Chapter President in 2006 and National President in 2008. In 2003 Catherine attended JCI Prime and began her JCI training career. Since that time she has graduated from JCI Presenter, JCI Trainer, JCI Designer and several other JCI University Courses.


Catherine's self-designed training courses include Event Management; Membership-Recruitment, Development and Retention; Selling JCI: Strategies To Attract Members, Sponsors, Media and More; Time Management; Effective Public Relations; Teamwork Toolkit;10 Commandments of Effective Meetings; Project Planning and Management; Effective Communication; Phone Power; Negotiation Skills; Improve Your Presentation Skills; Bridging Conflict; 5 Steps To A Highly-Efficient Team and many more!

Favourite L.A. Moments

It is sooo hard to choose favourite stories or memories from Leadership Academy, especially without giving anything away about activities but here's a few things I love about the weekend:
1) I love the nervous excitement of the Friday evening when all the participants start to arrive. They don't have any idea what is going to happen and they usually don't know many of the other participants. Each year is totally different and it's wonderful to see the group dynamic emerging over the first few hours.
2) The outdoor activities are always fun to watch, usually because the participants get so engrossed in the task that they forget everything they know about leadership!

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