Upcoming Events




About the Event:

We all know the success of Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game, that took the world by storm last year, but how much do we all know about how Augmented Reality ( AR) and Virtual Reality ( VR) can help you or your start up business?

Our event will focus on the little known potential VR and AR can give you to connect, communicate, collaborate, develop and promote your business in the Digital World which is rapidly growing around us.

The session will start with an overview of what exactly AR and VR is and how it works by showing some examples of start-ups that are leveraging VR/AR technology already. Following this will be a quick demo of some of the free AR/VR systems that are on the market at the moment and which are also quick and easy to use.

This will bring us to introducing the availability of free training through a global program called VR First through First Labs and Centre in Dublin, Ireland and around the world.

Our session will have a PC based VR system to try the virtual reality application on along with some augmented reality demos.

Questions & networking are highly recommended while present participants can have a go at testing the VR/AR equipment.

About our Speaker:

Our speaker for the evening, Colin Keogh, works as an engineer in UCD and is determined to change the world by using Science and Technology to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. He is a co founder of the charity project The Rapid Foundation which utilises low cost disruptive technologies to make an impact on global issues. Colin has been named as one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Science and Medicine. He was also a finalist of JCI Dublin TOYP (Ten Outstanding Young People) in 2017.

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About the speaker:

Ross Curran is an independent financial planning professional who runs his own fee based advisory firm – Curran Financial Services. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, he now focuses on delivering high quality, personalised advice to clients and specialises in assisting individuals get the most from their finances. He is a committed investment analyst, with a suite of efficient, transparent portfolios for savings and retirement plans. Curran Financial Services have offices in Dublin and Galway but help clients nationally. Ross presents on the topic of personal finance to audiences around the country and is a regular contributor to national media including Today FM, The Sunday Independent and Sunday Times.

About the event:

Ross says: “I’m really excited to speak to the members of JCI Dublin on September 21st and look forward to an enjoyable, interactive session.

In presenting regularly to a wide range of individuals and groups, one of the things that comes up regularly is the idea that Financial Advice tends to focus on one of two things – either a process to sell you something (insurance, pensions etc.) or the high end tax, legal & other services that are only really of benefit to people who are already quite well off.

To use a fitness analogy, the FINANCIAL INDUSTRY is either working in a sports shop and just trying to sell you runners, or they’re only working with professional athletes! My goal is to bring financial advice back to the ‘couch to 5k’ community – people who want to get FINANCE FIT but don’t know the right way to get started. As with a fitness training plan, it’s all about simple achievable tasks that build you towards your own personal goals. Our clients are really enjoying this approach and I hope the members of JCI Dublin are ready to get out of their couch, put on their runners and get FINANCE FIT together.”






Is your business a “Me Too” or ‘Same As’’ business, that looks and sounds like everyone else’s? This training will help you discover what makes you unique provocative and amazing, and to find a way to harness that in your marketing to make all the money you could ever want!

Emma Boylan will be with us August 3rd with a talk on how to fill your business with ideal clients & find a faster path to way more money

You will learn:

  • How to grab attention
  • Content that speaks to your ideal client
  • Measuring results of marketing
  • Marketing plans that work
  • Thinking Outside the Box

When & Where: 
The Clayton Hotel, Sir Rogersons Quay Dublin 2
Thursday, August 3rd, 7.30pm

Click here for tickets




Love in Dublin – an event for single professionals

Join us for a fun event this July and get expert advice on how to pick the best fish in the pond.

Free professional photos taken as well as some extremely savy speakers.

26th July / 37 Dawson Street/ 7pm

Free entry for JCI Dublin members, €25 general admission. Tickets available here.





Persuade on Purpose – Learn how to deliver perfect presentations with Eric Fitzpatrick

14th June / Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Dock/ 6.30

Eric is the founder of Ark Speaking and training, who work with individuals and organisations in the areas of Presentations, Sales Processes and People Development.

He will discuss his newly published book: ‘Persuade on Purpose’ and give expert advice on creating presentations that influence and engage.

Limited places available & free admission.

Free entry. Tickets available here.



Recent Events





Indeed.ie – Perfect your job application and get insights into the Irish jobscape

11th May / Clayton Hotel, Cardiff Lane / 7.30




 How are your time management skills?

Join JCI Dublin this April for a fascinating session with best selling author Walt Hampton


Power Principles of Time MasteryThe Keys to Sustainable Peak Performance

About The Event

“There’s never enough time to get everything done!” That’s the #1 refrain we hear from business leaders & professionals; followed closely by “I can’t understand where my time is going & why I’m not making more money.”
In this power-packed keynote, Walt will teach us how to:

  • Harness peak performance strategies
  • Capture time & minimize loss
  • Laser-focus attention & eliminate distraction
  • Overcome obstacles & bust through resistance
  • Stay resilient in times of challenge & change
  • Make more money in less time
  • Discover how to significantly increase your performance,
  • Boost productivity
  • Re-claim the power of attention

Here’s what’s true: Busy ≠ Productive. Busy leads to high stress, low engagement, errors, illness, burnout & poor productivity. Busy is not sustainable. As ‘busy’ professionals, it’s easy to get lost in the urgent at the expense of the important; we become distracted, overwhelmed & spread too thin. We ‘lose’ time. The ‘bad news’ about time is that there isn’t any more of it; the good news is that we can master what we have.

Time mastery is essential to focus, engagement, productivity, profit & customer satisfaction. The time mastery principles that Walt teaches will turbo-charge your productivity & create sustainable peak performance.

Tickets are available here. 





Local Awards

JCI Dublin 2017 TOYP Awards Ceremony

You have spent the last few months telling us about outstanding young person between the ages of 18 to 40 who you thought deserves recognition for their achievements.

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Dublin in association with AIB is running an awards program to identify those in the community, who have done something remarkable. Nominations to identify these outstanding young people in Dublin are now being sought from the public.

‘The Outstanding Young People’ of the year awards is a drive to identify young people for their dynamism and enthusiasm in their fields. There is a local awards ceremony in which winners will receive a commemorative trophy and be recognised by their peers. After the local awards, the Dublin winners may go on to be recognised nationally and possibly internationally for their achievements. Every year, Junior Chamber International selects 10 outstanding young people under the age of 40 to be recognised for living the JCI mission in extraordinary ways.  JCI Ireland shone last year with scientist, Ciara Judge bringing a world award back home from Quebec at the JCI World Congress, and also in 2015 when disability campaigner Joanne O’ Riordan was named one of the JCI Ten Most Outstanding Persons in the World in .

#TOYP17 has 10 different categories to choose from.

  • Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment
  • Political, legal, and/or governmental affairs
  • Academic leadership and/or accomplishment
  • Cultural achievement
  • Moral and/or environmental leadership
  • Contribution to children, world peace, and/or human rights
  • Humanitarian and/or voluntary leadership
  • Scientific and/or technological development
  • Personal improvement and/or accomplishment
  • Medical innovation

We are delighted to invite you all to attend the award ceremony in the Mansion House this April. Tickets are available here.





Women in Business


To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, join JCI Dublin and some of Ireland’s most inspirational females for a panel discussion on what it takes to get to the top.

Who will be there?

Nicola Byrne founder of the Cloud90.

Cloud90 is a digital monitoring service. We keep our eyes on online conversations about your brand, your competitors, and your staff and alert you, via SMS or email, when you need to get involved in the online discussion

Nicola is the founder of “Call 11890/Cloud90”  Directory enquiries and several other businesses which still operate today.  Passionate about innovation and working to stay in business.  Nicola is currently the in coming president of the Irish Exporters association and will be the first ever female to hold the role in the 65 years history of the association.  Also a board member of the New Childrens’ Hospital for Ireland which has just successfully achieved planning permission and is about to commence building with a build cost estimated to be 1bn plus.

Aine Mulloy from Girl Crew.

Ever been stuck in on a Friday when you wanted to go out? Or wanted to go to a gig but couldn’t find someone to go with? That’s why Aine Mulloy created GirlCrew and it now has over 10,000 members.

Born in London, but raised in Mayo, Áine Mulloy is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of GirlCrew. Áine has a background in the humanities having completed an MA in Literature & Publishing at NUIG. From there she worked with an award-winning events company before taking a role with Ireland’s leading educational publisher. During her time there she also completed a postgraduate diploma in Digital Marketing before making the move to work with GirlCrew full-time

Nuala Smith From Dress For Success

Nuala Smith is the Operations Director for Dress For Success Dublin. Since 2011, Dress for Success Dublin has supported over 1,400 women with the professional clothing, skills and development opportunities they needed to secure employment and achieve success.
57% of the women who come through our doors go on to secure employment, and 75% are where they want to be, whether that’s working or in further training and education.

Erik Fitzpatrick from Ark Speaking and Training

As well as launching his first book, Eric is a Sales Presentations Trainer, Executive Speaking Coach and Conference Speaker.

He is the creator of the “T.R.U.E Presentations”, a tool for helping individuals and organisations to create and deliver Sales Presentations that are memorable, engaging and persuasive which result in increased sales, enhanced reputations and competitive advantages.

He has spoken, coached and trained in the USA, the UK and throughout Ireland and for the last few years has been recognised as one of the leading speakers in Britain and Ireland.



Insights on: personality at work

Join JCI Dublin for an interesting evening with Kate Feeney from Insights

Topic: Insights on: personality at work

What energises you? How do you make decisions? How do you like to be communicated to? Your answers to these questions will be shaped by three psychological preferences – originally defined by the Swiss Psychologist, Carl Jung. In this session, you’ll have an opportunity to explore your preferences through a series of fun exercises – and be introduced to a simple and memorable language for behaviour. Whether you’d like to better understand yourself, or read others more effectively – this session will provide a chance to explore how you can do both.

About the Speaker

Kate Feeney L&D Consultant, Dublin

Kate has 8 years of people development, leadership development and engagement experience. Prior to joining Insights, she was a Senior Consultant at LinkedIn EMEA where she won Innovator of the Year 2015 for her creative approach to talent development. She has also worked as a Development Consultant at Mind Gym in London and Deloitte Ireland.

Kate holds an Honours Degree in Business Economics and Social Studies from Trinity College Dublin, and a Masters in Management and Organisation Studies from Smurfit Business School. She obtained Accreditation in Level A and B Psychometric Testing from the British Psychological Association.

Kate has a passion for theatre and has trained in improvisation with Second City, LA and UCB, NY. She has twice performed at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival.

Event Format

7.30pm-8.30pm JCI-Meet & Greet
8.30pm-9.30pm Insights Workshop
xmas party

JCI Dublin invites all of its members, partners and friends to celebrate Christmas and our 60 Years Annyversary at the Clayton Hotel on Saturday 26th November.

Join us for a fabulous night of celebration and cheer with bubbly on arrival, five courses, 1/2 bottle wine, christmas cocktail and also a DJ later.

Dress code:  Black Tie / Cocktail Dress

Tickets are as follows:

€65 for JCI Members 2016

€70 for Past Members / Non Members

Book now to secure your place for the best Christmas Party of 2016.




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JCI Dublin in association with Bank of Ireland are delighted to announce the return of the Friendly Business Awards for 2016.



Public Speaking & debating (1)


Do you feel nervous and worried when you get asked to speak in public?

This month JCI Dublin has invited Elaine Gallagher from Dublin Toastmasters and Maire Garvey from Westport Toastmasters to run a workshop in public speaking and debating.

It is an excellent workshop for people who like to learn how to speak in public or for people who like to practice their public speaking and/or debating skills. Elaine and Maire will be giving some practical tips.There will also be time allocated in each session to practice.

It will be a fun, yet insightful workshop, definitely not one to be missed!

Date: 23rd July 2016

Place: Clayton Hotel on Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2

Agenda for the day

9.30 – 9.40 : Registration

9.40 – 10.00 : Introduction to JCI

10.00 – 12.30 : Debating workshop

12.30 – 13.00 : Lunch break

13.00 – 15.30 : Public speaking workshop

Book your tickets HERE






startup of you


Are you starting or thinking of starting your own business? Do you have a brilliant idea for a company but are not sure what to do next? Does the idea of owning a company make you smile?

This July, JCI Dublin are hosting an exclusive event just for you. Join some of Ireland’s top business professionals and successful start ups for an intensive 1 day event filled with workshops and talks on taking your next step and examining the tools you need to do it.

This year we are hosting this exciting event in the Dublin Chamber of Commerce on Saturday 2nd July.

There will be representatives from Enterprise Ireland and Bank of Ireland on the day who will be offering prizes such as funding to the attendees who impress on the day.

There is absolutely no previous experience needed and it is not necessary to come with ideas prepared (though it does help), just your enthusiasm and your creativity will do!

Come with your business idea and join us for your opportunity to be inspired by some great speakers, work in a team with like-minded business enthusiasts and just possibly – win a prize with Enterprise Ireland to get your idea started or take the next step with your business.

Limited places, please BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.


Six Future Skills Employers Will Value


Are you considering to up skill in your career, but unsure about what type of skills to be focusing on? This month JCI Dublin has invited Justine Negri, who will be giving a talk on “Six Future Skills Employers Will Value.” Justine will go through each individual skill and give us some insights on how we can develop these skills to help differentiate ourselves in the competitive job market.

Event format

19:30 – 19:50 : Introduction to JCI

19:50 – 20:15 : Break – Networking session

20:15 – 21:15 : Six Future Skills Employers Will Value by Justine Negri

21:15 : Meeting finishes

 Book your tickets HERE

About Justine Negri

Justine Negri is the owner of Sole Recruitment and Associate Career and Business Coach at Harmonics. As an executive coach and facilitator, Justine has 15 years’ international experience, working with groups and individuals, in the areas of interview coaching, career management, business performance, change management and cross-cultural awareness. Justine also has specialist expertise in LinkedIn and most recently has worked extensively in the Private, Public and Education Sector.

Justine’s facilitation experience covers a wide range of sectors. Justine lectured at the DCU Ryan Academy where she facilitated the career management modules for the NFQ Level 8 Business Innovation Programme. She designed and facilitated a Career Development workshop with follow-up 1:1 coaching for AMBER, a Science Foundation for post-doctorate scientists in conjunction with TCD, RCSI and UCC. She was also the career mentor for the NFQ Level 8 Enterprise Evolution Programme which aimed to deepen participants’ enterprise skills, develop their critical thinking, creativity and problem solving skills. Just

Justine is very creative and innovative in her style, reliable and supportive yet challenging, while remaining focused and performing within a structured framework. Justine’s style is highly engaging, dynamic, person and future focused to achieve positive change. Justine has also worked with numerous Local Enterprise Offices, Skillnets and Enterprise Ireland.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

JCI Dublin team.




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JCI Dublin is looking for Dublin’s friendliest businesses. We are looking for businesses in the following categories:

  • Social Friendliness
  • Digital Experience
  • Customer Care
  • Eco-Friendliness
  • Disability Access
  • Shop Layout and Design

We are delighted to invite you to our exclusive launch night.

 Hosted by our Partners at 3FE on Friday the 10th of June 2016 from 7.30-9.30 pm.

Free event-RSVP is essential

Book tickets HERE




We all like to be asked our opinion about something, not just whilst in work but in a social environment too.


Is it because we feel excluded from the conversation? Ignored, belittled – not important enough to be considered worthy enough of a contribution to the debate. We want to be heard, to feel wanted, included.

When was the last time you listened properly to your people so that they feel valued?

This workshop will help encourage employees to come forward with new ideas based on a renewal of enthusiasm and greater engagement, leading to better productivity.

Learning Goals:

  • How to actively listen
  • Pitfalls of not listening
  • What can happen if what you heard is not what was said
  • Where the Talking Shop stops and the Listening Store begins
  • Learn how to build and gain trust
  • Learn how to empathise not sympathise
  • Spare me from email overload
  • Body Language – reading the signs
  • Greeting or Meeting?
  • Ignore me at your cost
  • Profit from renewing the conversation

Event times:

7.30pm-7.50pm-JCI Presentation (get to find who we are and what we do)

7.50pm-8.15-Break for networking

8.15pm-9.15pm Listening is the Business – workshop with Don Harris

About Don Harris:

Don is CEO of TalkBack and also presents a radio show ‘You and Your Business’ each Friday on Dublin City FM.

He has a background in radio, marketing and people focussed communication. During the 90’s he was CEO of Independent Radio Sales before setting up Cohesion Advertising in 1998 and TalkBack in 2005, when he realised his real passion is working with management and employees to assist them with better ways to work together.

Nowadays Don’s work is all about People Engagement, how they interact, how they listen, talk and communicate through body language as well as every day workplace channels. His special skill and interest is helping and coaching people to find their strengths and identify areas for development.

Stretching over 30 years, clients have included AIB, Samaritans, DHL Air (UK) Aircoach, Data Ireland, Dublin Zoo, Engineers Ireland, Bank of Ireland and The Institute of Public Administration (IPA), Aristo and Nike amongst others.
For more info about Don Harris please visit http://talkback.ie/

For more info about JCI Dublin or to apply for membership please visit http://jcidublin.org/

Book your tickets here

Looking forward to meeting you all there,

JCI Dublin team #TogetherWeCan



This month, JCI Dublin is proud to welcome Derek Reily on the topic ‘‘Why Linkedin?’’.

Derek will show attendees to the talk, of how powerful using LinkedIn correctly can be to yourbusiness, personal career and virtual reputation. He will share tips and tricks that will give you the advantage and upper hand in networking either on-line or off-line.


  • Why use LinkedIn?
  • Laying the Foundation
  • Optimising Your Profile
  • Generating Business
  • Quality is better than quantity

Derek is also co-author of the Amazon bestselling book “LinkedIn or LinkedOut – 107 Ways to Grow your Business using LinkedIn”. He now runs the LinkedIn training company the “LinkedIn Leprechaun”.
Being a member of LinkedIn since 2007, he has gained acclaim for his straight talking, no nonsense advice.

Derek has worked with high level executives to improve their personal profiles, sales teams from multinationals on how to use LinkedIn to increase sales and with companies looking to become more visible and credible with their company pages on LinkedIn and subsequently being bought over by a larger company!
*The workshop will start with a short introduction on who we are and what we do in JCI Dublin.

Date:14th April 2016

Location: Clayton Hotel, Cardiff Lane, D2

Book your tickets HERE

Further Info –

Derek Reilly is a dynamic entrepreneur based in the West of Ireland. He is the Managing Area Director for BNI (Business Network International) and and former officer in the Mayo Fire & Rescue service. Derek established JCI Mayo in 2011, won Most Outstanding Local JCI President in 2012, was JCI Ireland National President for 2014, last year he was a European Councillor for JCI EDC with responsibility for 8 European countries. This year Derek is the Chair of the newly formed Growth & Development Council for JCI Ireland.  In 2014, Derek was also awarded a JCI Lifetime award by being appointed as a JCI Senator.

Derek has a passion for training and is a qualified trainer with JCI, BNI and the Fire Service. He has trained thousands of businesses and members through BNI and JCI. Derek speaks nationally and internationally on the topic of on-line and off-line networking with a speciality in LinkedIn with presentations given on three continents (Europe, Americas and Asia).

Emotional Intelligence

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This month JCI Dublin is proud to welcome Joanna Michalski to speak about Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

She is a Learning and Development Specialist at Allianz Dublin. Over the last 7 years she has worked between HR and financial services in a range of industries from Aviation, Telecommunications and Media Broadcasting. A proud JCI member for the last 7 years, Joanna has delivered training in Ireland and internationally, and is passionate about helping people grow and develop.

In the 1 hour session, Joanna will talk about the following key points:

  • What is EQ – differences between EQ and IQ?
  • What is the importance of EQ in a workplace?
  • How someone can become emotionally intelligent?
  • General tips on how to improve our EQ.

Come along to our meeting to find out more about EQ! And for people who are already familiar with the topic, it will be a great refresher session!

Get your ticket here




 Goal Setting Training


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Tired of making goals and not following it throughout the year?

Need better tips to achieve your goals?

Come to our effective goal setting session.

An interactive session with Frank Rock, the Director – Head of Mentoring & Talent Development of Harvest.

The main topics covered:

  •  Importance of goal setting
  •  How to maintain our goals throughout the year
  •  Benefits of goal setting

Joining Harvest in 2003, Frank previously spent 15 years in a variety of senior management roles within the financial services sector. Frank set up the Mentoring and Talent Development Division, which continues to be the fastest growing division, providing clients with a bespoke service in the design of high impact solutions for organisations eager to improve the effectiveness of key managers and talented employees. Frank has a particular passion for coaching using a style, which is both supportive and flexible. He inspires his coachees’ by drawing on stories and anecdotes, which simulates their own thinking.

Get your ticket here



JCI Dublin Social Night

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Dear JCI members and friends!

We are happy to invite you all to join our first Social Night of 2016.
A special social event with delicious finger food!
The event will be held at The Trinity Bar, located on Dame Street.

Looking forward to meeting you there!

Book your tickets here.

#TogetherWeCan #Networking
*Drinks not included.



JCI Dublin 2016 Launch Night

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You are kindly invited to join the 2016 JCI Dublin Council for the Grand Opening of the New Year.

Come to meet us, to discover more about Junior Chamber International and our mission in 2016, but also bring along your ideas and even your New Year’s resolutions! Make sure you also stay on for the networking afterwards.

We look forward to welcoming you on the 27th of January, 7.30pm at The Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin.

Book your tickets here.


JCI Dublin Elections Night For 2016

It is that time of the year to elect our 2016 Council Team Members.

As you might be already aware, Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a one year to lead organisation.

JCI Dublin is proud to announce it will be holding its annual Elections to choose the team that will lead us in 2016. All members are encouraged to cast their vote to elect our new team.

While only JCI Dublin members can run as candidates and vote, this event is open to all and we welcome everyone to attend

The positions running on the night are:
JCI Dublin President, Vice-President, Secretary-General, and Officers for the roles of Business, Community, Communications, Finance, Individual Development, International and Membership.

JCI Dublin is also delighted to announce mindset strategist Frederique Murphy as guest speaker on the night. Specializing in Inspirational Leadership, Frederique Murphy inspires leaders to believe and accomplish the extraordinary. With her Mountain Moving Mindset (M3) platform, she equips you with scientifically-based strategies to take your life, career and business to a whole new level.

Frederique earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a major in social psychology. She is also a master practitioner of neurolinguistics, hypnosis and quantum linguistics with expertise in positive psychology, neuroscience, and behaviour change.

Frederique will be talking to us about Leading Beyond the Edge.

We look forward to seeing you for this key event and some social drinks afterwards.

Book you ticket here.

Nursing Home Event

Volunteer At A Nursing Home

Do you want to #leadbyexample and be an active citizen that makes a difference in your community?

Show us your community spirit and join us volunteering at Mount Hybla nursing home near the Phoenix Park as part of the JCI Dublin Active Citizenship Week & Celebrations JCI’s 100 year anniversary.

You will have the chance to spend quality time on a one-to-one basis with an elderly person and bring some more happiness into his/her life – it can be anything from reading a book, going for a walk, painting etc. It is all about doing someone a favor and making a small difference in that person’s life.

We will meet on September 5th at 13:45pm at the main entrance of the nursing home.
You can find the location HERE This event will be held approximately until 4 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact JCI Dublin Community Officer Franziska Mesche on franziska.mesche@jcidublin.org or on 08996 33 839.


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Friendly Business Awards 2015

JCI Dublin is delighted to honour Dublin’s Friendliest Businesses with a Gala Awards Ceremony in the Mansion House, Dawson Street on Monday, August 24th, 2015.

Awards will be made for excellent standards in friendliness over the following categories:
– Customer Care
– Digital Experience
– Disability Access
– Eco-Friendliness
– Overall Award of Dublin’s Friendliest Business

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Dress code: Business

Admission is free and tickets are available via the attached link on a first come, first served basis.Awards will be made for excellent standards in friendliness over the following categories:
– Customer Care
– Digital Experience
– Disability Access
– Eco-Friendliness
– Overall Award of Dublin’s Friendliest Business

Admission is free and tickets are available on Eventbrite


NPL training

Brian Colbert, Irish Institute of NLP at JCI Dublin

JCI Dublin is proud to welcome Brian Colbert of the Irish Institute of NLP to talk to our branch about Logical Levels of Personal, Organisational and Societal Change.

Topic Overview:

– Many people believe that change is slow.
– Some people believe that change is difficult.
– Others believe that it has to be painful.

No matter what we think Change is a process that follows a distinctive set of patterns and much change fails because of a lack of understanding and appreciation of how these patterns operate.

So of you are interested in change whether that is on a personal, organisational or societal level this talk will teach you:
– How change works.
– How to make change last
– Why change fails …and
– What to do when you are off track.

Join us on 13th of August, 7:30 p.m at the Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane.


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JCI Dublin Smart Cities Awards Ceremony

JCI Dublin invites you to join and celebrate the awards ceremony of its Smart Cities project on August 8th from 1-3pm in O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel.

This ceremony marks the finish line of the Smart Cities initiative which has the aim to empower young people in Dublin live healthier lives. Its four projects will be presented and the winners of the competitions be awarded. The four projects include:

1) Smart Plates – A healthy online recipe competition that collects and rewards Dublin’s healthiest and most innovative recipes.
2) Smart Schools – A competition for young people between 10-14 that asks for their smart solutions of a healthy lifestyle.
3) Smart Organisations – A video showcasing various organizations and their best practices for providing healthy workplaces.
4) Smart & Active – An interactive seminar about the importance of an active lifestyle and good nutrition and how this can be implemented in everyday life.

This is your chance to get inspired and challenged on how to live a healthier life and to meet lots of new and interesting people! An opportunity to network during and after the event is highly encouraged.

For registration, please sign up on Eventbrite

For more information or any queries, please contact JCI Dublin Community Officer Franziska Mesche on franziska.mesche@jcidublin.org or JCI Dublin president Laura Enache on laura.enache@jcidublin.org.


Startup of YOU

* This event requires registration via eventbrite

Ever thought of starting your own business? Would you like to learn how and join other young people in pitching it? Then come and join JCI Dublin’s flagship event for young professionals combining learning and networking with practical action – the JCI Dublin Startup of You 2015.

This year we are hosting this exciting event in the Dublin Chamber of Commerce onSaturday 25th July.

This event will give you an amazing opportunity to discover the essential skills needed to start your company and then challenge you in a team to deliver your idea before a panel. There is absolutely no previous experience needed and it is not necessary to come with ideas prepared (though it does help), just your enthusiasm and your creativity will do!

Come and join us for your opportunity to be inspired by some great speakers, work in a team with like-minded business enthusiasts and just possibly – win a prize if you impress our judges.

For any questions, feel free to contact JCI Dublin’s Business Officer Claire Cox on claire.cox@jcidublin.org.


9:30am Registration
10am ‘The Art of Networking’ – Gina Quin, Chief Executive of Dublin Chamber of Commerce
10:30am ‘Supports for Start Ups, Entreprise Ireland’ – John O’ Dea, Department Manager, Enterprise Ireland, High Potential Start-ups – Communications and Digital Content.
11:15am ‘Finding Your customer Online’ – Anthony Quigley, Head of the Digital Marketing Institute
12pm Lunch
12:45pm ‘How to Pitch your ideas for a Business’ – Eric Fitzpatrick, Owner of ARK Speaking and Training
1:30pm Brainstorming and preparation for pitching ideas
2:30pm Pitches
4pm Deliberation of Judges
4:30pm Awards Ceremony
5pm Finish


Smart Cities: Smart & Active workshop

With our Smart Plates Instagram Competition coming to a conclusion the previous day, join us on July 18th for this fun, member driven Smart Cities interactive workshop, where we will discuss how healthy nutrition is complemented by regular physical activity.

We will be gathering at Sportsco on South Lotts Road, Dublin 4 on Saturday, July 18th at 2pm.

The active seminar will focus on basic drills and habits concerning sports, exercise and fitness, while there will also be an opportunity to have your level of activity/lifestyle individually assessed on the day.

Sports dress is recommended for this event, which promises to be both an informative and fun way to connect with these issues. Unlike other JCI trainings, there is nothing required on the day, just enjoy yourself and have a good time!

Please email ivan.farmer@jcidublin.org with any further queries.


Next Month

JCI Dublin Monthly Meeting: Gender Equality – Why It Matters

At the next monthly meeting, JCI Dublin will be covering the issue of Gender Equality and its importance to Politics, Business and Society.

For this occasion, we are proud to welcome Michelle O’Donnell-Keating of Women for Election, who will address the branch on this very important issue. The address with be followed with a discussion on the progress made in this area.

Michelle O’Donnell-Keating is a successful entrepreneur with extensive management, organisational and political campaigning experience.

Michelle is also the co-founder of Women for Election and is currently completing a PhD in DCU, where she currently lectures. She also served on the Board of European Movement Ireland for 3 years and co-founded Women for Europe, a network of women advocating a Yes vote in the Lisbon Treaty Referendum.

Michelle has also received the DCU President’s Award for Civic Engagement and the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Impact Award for her efforts with Women for Election.

JCI Dublin looks forward to what promises to be an insightful and engaging discussion.


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JCI Dublin presents Brian Downes of Performance Cubed as guest speaker!

With a collaborative and open approach, Brian is a leading design thinker and executive coach, consulting and training with business organisations and helping to develop organisations, grow business and create leadership, performance and communication models that are highly customized to each specific client.

With a background in Accountancy, Brian previously worked as a Corporate Account Manager, gaining invaluable insight through focusing on the relationship elements of business. Outside of work, Brian’s main interests are Sport, Travel and Adventure. He has climbed both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua and trekked across Australia, USA, UK, Africa and across Europe. His experiences make his approach both collaborative and open, as well as bringing fun, creativity and passion to the work he does with his clients.

Brian will talk to JCI Dublin about Performance Cubed: The 3 Elements of Building Something Great, looking at the elements required in building a great business, team or career.

For further information about JCI Dublin, please email info@jcidublin.org.


Local Awards

JCI Dublin 2015 TOYP Awards Ceremony

We are delighted to invite you ALL to attend our 2015 TOYP Local Awards Ceremony as we present awards to The Outstanding Young People of Dublin.

This year, JCI Dublin will honour Celine Byrne for her outstanding achievements in music and opera, Johnny Corcoran for his extraordinary personal and professional achievements as a photographer, and Neil McCabe for his exceptional contribution to improving the environment in which we live.

Attendees at the award session will be able to get to know these outstanding persons and their stories first hand in a “networking workshop” format including Q&As. They will also have the opportunity to learn more about JCI and to connect with people who will surely inspire!

Guests are welcome, so make sure to RSVP by clicking HERE to join us in celebrating the Outstanding Young People of Dublin!

About the Awards: The JCI Outstanding Young Persons Awards serves to formally recognize young people between 18-40 who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change. By recognizing these young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders in this world. The honorees motivate their peers to seek excellence and serve others. Their stories of discovery, determination and ingenuity inspire young people to be better leaders and create better societies.
Past recipients of National awards include such well-known personalities as John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Elvis Presley, Jackie Chan, Wayne Gretzky and many more, all named before the age of 40 and before they had achieved national prominence.



JCI Dublin Presents – Doing Business in Japan Workshop

Dear friends,

We invite you all to join us for a workshop focused in discovering more about the Japanese culture and how to do business in Japan. Please join us and Guest Speaker Yasuyuki Ozeki representative of JETRO, Japan External Trade Organisation 15th of April 7:30 p.m at the O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel.
This seminar is an opportunity to learn about Japanese culture and what it’s like to live and work there in comparison to Ireland. Also, learn more about Yasuyuki’s personal journey to Ireland. In 1998, Yasuyuki cycled from Japan to Ireland on his bike ‘Rocket Boy One’ – travelling a total of 12,935 km in 6 months! Should be a lot of fun!

(JETRO, or the Japan External Trade Organization, is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO’s core focus in the 21st century has shifted towards promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.)

* Please note this workshop requires registration via eventbrite


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JCI Dublin April Monthly Meeting and PR Training feat. Emma Boylan

‘BRING A FRIEND’ JCI Dublin monthly meeting! Surprise, surprise – we do not say more yet…

Dear all,
We would like to invite you to the JCI Dublin April monthly meeting taking place in Jury’s Inn Custom House on Thursday, 9th of April, from 7.30pm. You will get the chance to meet our members and partners and also participate to an amazing training on PR delivered by expert Emma Boylan.

Emma worked with the Chamber of Commerce in Letterkenny before starting Outside the Box in 2013. Since then, Emma has worked with a variety of companies improving their Public Relations and Marketing both online and offline.

Emma’s unique selling point is that she really ‘Thinks Outside the Box’ as she uses her degree in Psychology to understand customers and sell to them.

Emma has delivered workshops and training for many companies and organisations some of which include the Chamber of Commerce, Woman in Business and North West Skillnet. Emma is a regular guest speaker at Letterkenny Institute of Technology and spoke at Culture Tech in Derry.

After helping to set up and becoming President of a successful new Junior Chamber International (JCI) Branch in Donegal, Emma is now JCI Ireland Director of Communications for 2015.

Emma has a passion for thinking ‘Outside the Box’ and enthusiasm to take it all the way.

You can CONTACT Emma here:
Tel: +35386 3303986
F: www.facebook.com/outsidetheboxcommunications
T: www.twitter.com/outsidetheboxlk

Emma will give participants an insight into effective public relations for events both online and offline.

Some topics Emma will discuss:
PR Strategy
Online PR
Creating a story
Hints and tips on press release writing.
Quick overview of psychological triggers to influence your customer

We look forward to seeing you there!
JCI Dublin team


Great opportunities for START-UPS 


ARE YOU AN ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR looking to gain experience around Europe?

The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme helps provide the skills necessary to start and/or successfully run a small business in Europe. New entrepreneurs gather and exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur, with whom they stay and collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months. The programme is partly financed by the European Commission.

Join JCI Dublin, JCI Fingal, Dublin Chamber of Commerce and European Movement Ireland on Wednesday, 8th of April, in the EU House, from 6pm –  in order to discover more about the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs and many other great opportunities for your company.

Speakers on the evening include:

1. Marion Jammet (International Project Coordinator) at Dublin Chamber of Commerce

2. Frances Byrne (Head of Communications & Development) at European Movement Ireland

Get your ticket now – here

For any questions, please contact Laura Enache on laura.enache@jcidublin.org.


Photo Shoot

JCI Dublin Smart Cities Creative Photoshoot

We are delighted to invite you all to join us for a Fun Group Creative Photoshoot with photographer Dan Alexandru. This coming Sunday 29th of May 10:30am – 3:00pm at The Grand Canal Dock.
The theme is: “Smart Cities” and the purpose of this photoshoot is: to create fun smart group images which will be used to promote the Smart Cities Project. This project main focus is to create awareness by promoting community activities related to Wellbeing,Nutrition & Sports.
Join us for a fun day followed by Brunch in the local area of the Grand Canal Dock!
*Make sure you wear comfortable clothes (sports or weekend wear). Most importantly wear any color except black and bring a colored umbrella!
*On the day you will also have the opportunity to bring unwanted clothes to donate to the #100ways Project organized by Carla Marina Soriano, which aims to help our local community!
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
JCI Dublin Team



JCI Dublin Monthly Meeting: Running Events With The X Factor

JCI Dublin is delighted to welcome 2008 JCI Ireland National President and Event Manager Catherine Laffey to present a training on Running Events With The X Factor

Catherine has a wealth of experience as a JCI Trainer and as a Project and Event Manager. She has also been actively involved in the JCI Ireland Leadership Academy as Head Trainer since 2010 and is a Qualified Trainer for a number of JCI official courses.

The meeting commences at 7.30 pm on March 12th at The Jurys Custom House Inn. All are welcome to attend what promises to be a very interesting and informative evening.


JCI Dublin Celebrating Women’s Day

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JCI Dublin invites you to join us in Jury’s Inn Custom House for its first annual celebration of International Women’s Day! To mark this celebration, JCI Dublin is hosting a fun, interactive and informative event for young women and men.

We have invited speakers to give an overview of their careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), politics and law and to share their tips for how to break into these areas as it can be sometimes difficult to figure out compared to other professions.

To tie in with the ongoing negotiations of the Sustainable Development Goals due to be concluded this year, where Ireland has been acting as co-facilitator of the process, Anthony Burrowes of ECO-UNESCO will give an overview of the SDGs and the importance the youth voice has played in contributing our ideas to the process.

As this is a celebration, we invite our members and friends to be bringing home baked buns and cakes to share to create a festive atmosphere as attendees network to get to know each other.

Sandra Whitney, Head of Strategic Online Partnership for EMEA in Google. Sandra also leads the Apps business within the Online Partnership Group globally and has been actively involved with the Women@Google initiatives. She will discuss the pivotal points in her career to date and the particular challenges and opportunities which are available for young women and men in STEM. Currently women account for only 25% of the digital work force, and even less are at top management positions.

Cllr Lisa Chambers is a first time Councillor in Mayo, having previously contested the 2011 General Election. She serves as Vice-President of Fianna Fáil and is also a practicing Barrister. She will provide an overview of both her political and legal career path to date – why she chose to pursue politics and law, the challenges she has faced, how she overcame them and her advice for young people who wish to follow either path. The next General Election which is due soon will see the first use of candidate Gender Quotas. There is also potential for young women to avail of co-option to Council to fill the seats vacated by those who are successfully elected to the Dáil.

Valarie Duffy, National Youth Council of Ireland with responsibility for coordinating Development Education.

10.30am Registration
11.00am Presentations
12.30pm Q&A
13.00 Lunch & Networking
* Please note lunch is facilitated for each person at their own expense

For more questions, please contact Susan Whelan on susan.whelan@jcidublin.org
Book your free ticket at Eventbrite


JCI Dublin Public Speaking and Debating Training 

JCI Dublin Public Speaking and Debating

Dear JCI members and friends,

JCI Dublin is delighted to invite you to an amazing half day of Public Speaking and Debating, with our great trainers Eric Fitzpatrick and Elaine Gallagher. Do you want to become a confident public speaker, do you wish to learn how to think on your feet or do you want to show us how good you are? Then join us on the 28th of February, in Griffith College from 9.30am.

9.30am – 10am Welcome & Registration
10am – 10.15am Introduction
10.15am – 11.45am Public Speaking Training, Eric Fitzpatrick
11.45am – 12pm Questions & Feedback
12pm – 12.30pm Break / Networking
12.30pm – 2pm Debating Training, Elaine Gallagher
2pm – 2.15pm Questions & Feedback
2.15pm – 2.30pm Final Remarks & Close Guest Speakers:

Elaine Gallagher is a practising solicitor, specialising in Energy law. She has worked in both private practice and as an in-house legal advisor in Dublin and Cape Town. She has extensive experience in public speaking and debating having competed and judged in several debating tornaments including Gael Linn, Concern, and numerous University Intervarcities. Elaine is a member of Toastmasters International and loves to speak.

Eric Fitzpatrick is The Sales Presentation Coach.
He works with entrepreneurs, business owners and sales teams to develop effective sales plans, create intelligent sales conversations and deliver compelling sales presentations. He has spoken, coached and trained in the USA, the UK and Ireland. His clients have included Kelloggs, Sociéte Generale, VHI and Irish Life. He is the creator of the “Presentation Scorecard”, a tool that helps organisations to create Sales Presentations that win more business. He has contributed to both National Television and radio programmes on the subject of Sales Presentations and using humour as a tool for business and has written articles for numerous magazines on the subject of delivering great speeches, presentations and communicating more effectively with colleagues and clients. He is a keynote speaker and speaks on Leadership, Sales and business communication. He is an ex international soccer player, a member of the Sales Institute of Ireland and the Irish Institute of Training and Development. He is a member of the Professional Speakers Association. He lives in Dublin with his wife Catherine and daughters, Louise and Amy.

For more information, please contact JCI Dublin Individual Development Officer Ivan Farmer on ivan.farmer@jcidublin.org


JCI Dublin MetroGolf & Social Night 

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Dear Friends,

Whether you are an experienced golfer or just curious to hold a golf club for the first time, MetroGolf is for everybody!

Join JCI Dublin on Saturday, 21st Feb, for a 2 hour fun session of indoor golf, from 6.30pm.

Also, you are all welcome to join us for drinks afterwards, from 9pm in Ely Gastro Bar, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2.

If you have any queries, please contact JCI Dublin Vice President Ronan Neacy on ronan.neacy@jcidublin.org.

* Places are limited, please book your ticket via eventbrite


JCI Dublin February Monthly Meeting and ‘Running a Win Win JCI project’ feat. Mark Kelly 

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Dear friends,

You are all welcome to attend the JCI Dublin open monthly meeting on the 12th of February, Jurys Inn Custom House, 7.30pm.

Join past JCI Dublin and Ireland President Mark Kelly in an evening of training where you will learn skills that will help you grow and your team thrive. When a project is run with Win Win in mind the only limiting factor is your imagination.

Mark Kelly Small

Mark runs the IT services company iPing, which he founded in 2005 and is based in Dublin city. Over the years he has studied Computers & also Business Strategy and has a passion for combining these. Mark has been involved in JCI Dublin and Ireland for over Ten years now and has held mostly local and national positions.

Mark is a JCI Prime graduate and has been a trainer for the past three years at the JCI Ireland leadership academy. He also attended JCI European academy and the JCI Japanese academy. Some of the key projects that Mark has been project leader on in JCI have been JCI Dublin Leading for Growth Summit, JCI Ireland TOYP, JCI Dublin and Ireland Friendly Business Awards (FBA), JCI Ireland Fifty Ways to Active Citizenship.

We look forward to seeing you there!


JCI Dublin Winter to Spring Soirée


Dear JCI members and friends,

We are happy to invite you all to come along to our Winter to Spring Soirée, a special social event with delicious finger food!
The event will be taking place on Saturday, the 31st January, from 7.30pm, in Trinity Bar, located on Dame Street, Dublin. We look forward to seeing you there!

*Drinks not included.


JCI Dublin 2015 Grand Opening



You are kindly invited to join the 2015 JCI Dublin council for the Grand Opening of the New Year.

Come to meet us, to discover more about our mission, objectives and plan of action in 2015, but also bring along your ideas and even your New Year’s resolutions! Make sure you also stay on for the networking afterwards.

We look forward to welcoming you on the 15th of January, 7.30pm, The Marker Hotel, Dublin.

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