IISC Ireland

IISC’s team in Belfast specialises in delivering training in leadership and collaboration; and in facilitating high stakes events requiring skilled expertise to build lasting agreements and develop collectively owned plans. We work at regional, national and European levels with local authorities, NGOs, community based organsiations and foundations.

Our events are customised to meet the specific requirements of leaders, managers and senior staff on topics such such as:

  • Collaborate to Innovate – building relationships with key stakeholders and taking action together.
  • Community Planning – innovative methods for reaching stakeholders.
  • Managing with Impact – improving performance through engagement and ownership.
  • Transitions – implementing collectively owned change.
  • Values and Culture – creating workplaces based on dignity and respect.
  • Team Building – fostering connection and commitment.

We also offer public courses in Facilitative Leadership for Social ChangePathways to Change, and Essential Facilitation.

“IISC played an important role in the early days of our change programme through the facilitation of a series of critical discussions between Councillors and Senior Officials concerning how the change would be resourced and supported locally, as well as exploring future operating models and structures. The ability of the facilitator from IISC to secure decisions from these key stakeholders meant that real progress could be generated and momentum maintained.”

– Johnny McBride, Change Manager, Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

“The best workshop/training session I have ever been involved in. It provides useful and usable tools to facilitate change, and to develop and engage in collaborative change. It gives me a sense that it is really achievable and can really work.”

– Ad McCormack, Community Enterprise Development Officer, Kerry County Council

More testimonials

Ireland Clients

  • Advice Northern Ireland
  • Age Concern Northern Ireland
  • Atlantic Philanthropies, Belfast/Dublin
  • Belfast City Council
  • Community Foundation for Northern Ireland
  • Donegal Travellers Project
  • Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council, Dublin
  • Fabry International Network
  • Finglas/Cabra Local Drugs Task Force, Dublin
  • Institute of Public Health in Ireland, Belfast/Dublin
  • Irish Council for Civil Liberties
  • Mater Hospital, Belfast
  • National Women’s Council of Ireland
  • North Belfast Partnership, Northern Ireland
  • Newry & Mourne Council
  • Newtownabbey Borough Council
  • Pavee Point Travelers’ Center, Dublin
  • Royal College of Nursing Northern Ireland
  • Royal College of Physicians, Dublin
  • Southern Health and Social Services Board, Northern Ireland
  • West Belfast Advice Forum

News from IISC Ireland

IISC Ireland is continuing to serve the local community, voluntary and public sectors, including collaborating with other organisations to deliver a range of innovative training and development programmes. We are also reaching out to other parts of Europe and further afield, supporting the European Foundation Centre to set its future strategic direction, and partnering with SAANED to build facilitation capacity in countries in the Arab Region.

IISC Ireland was honored with a National Training Award, recognizing excellence in training. The award was made to IISC, along with Age Concern Northern Ireland and Beeches Management Centre, in the NTA partnership and collaboration category. The National Training Awards are the premier accolade for training and development in the UK and are run by UK Skills on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The Awards identify and celebrate organisations and individuals that have achieved really outstanding business and personal success through investment in training. Learn more.

Regional Director Louise O’Meara was recently featured in the winter 2015 edition of effect – Effective Philanthropy by the European Foundation Centre. The article, How you can develop facilitation that matters, highlights work in Northern Ireland.