Tipperary's young leaders hone their skills at Foroige leadership conference

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Tipperary's young leaders hone their skills at Foroige leadership conference

Two young people from Tipperary have participated in the Foróige Leadership for Life Conference in NUI Maynooth.

The international youth leadership conference was attended by over 250 young people from across Ireland, the USA, Saudi Arabia and India.

As part of the week-long conference, inspirational lectures were given by RTE broadcaster Joe Duffy; fitness guru Pat Divilly and Sen Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House.

The programme also included workshops on team building, critical thinking, communication skills and peer discussions on matters of global importance.

Foróige chief executive Seán Campbell said: “Leadership is a singular ability which is vastly important in the modern world and can be learned. Great leadership is grounded in respect and the ability to inspire. It begins with leading oneself. These young leaders have been on an amazing journey this week where they have discovered the greatness within themselves and their own unique leadership style.”

Mr Campbell said that the conference gave teenagers from vastly different cultures and backgrounds a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet with one common purpose – the development of our next generation of leaders.