Tuesday, 14th March 2023, 9:00 AM

The Farnham Estate, Co Cavan


In this interactive masterclass, Prof Roberto will lead several sessions examining how leaders make critical decisions through several case studies and exercises. This will be done by focusing specifically on an award-winning multi-media case study about the Columbia space shuttle accident, in which each participant will examine the events that took place from the perspective one of six key managers or engineers at NASA during the mission.

In addition, the masterclass will also delve into the 1996 Mount Everest tragedy to understand why the expedition leaders and their teams made faulty decisions that led to tragedy on the mountain. Finally, participants will engage in a fun and competitive hands-on exercise that will enable them to learn about collaborative problem solving in teams.

Join this masterclass and learn:

  • What stops teams from achieving their full potential
  • How to identify key traps that cause leaders and their teams to make flawed decisions.
  • How to create a safe environment for people to speak up on their team and examine why it is crucial for effective collaboration and decision making.
  • How to design and lead decision making processes to avoid groupthink and insure high levels of critical thinking and analysis.
  • How leaders can build buy in- and commitment as they make key decisions.
  • How leaders can ensure that team members share information effectively with one another as they collaborate.

This overnight masterclass will now also include an afternoon company visit to Encirc, where we will have a guided tour of the site and hear insights from Fiacre O'Donnell, Sustainability Director at Vidrala group, a parent company of Encirc.  Born in 1998 with their first plant in Northern Ireland, Encirc has gone on to not only become the market leader in the UK, but also the most sustainable business of its kind in the world. Fiacre is part of the Timoney Leadership alumni network and completed the Advanced Leadership Programme in 2018.

Join us the night before on Monday evening 13 March for dinner and a guest speaker, staying over in the beautiful Farnham Estate followed by our Masterclass with Prof Michael Roberto on Tuesday 14th March. 

We have a special dinner and B&B rate in Farnham Castle of 184 euro per person, which is separate to the fee for the Masterclass.  

Our Guest Speaker:

Peter Sheridan

CEO, Co-operation Ireland

Peter Sheridan joined the peace-building charity Co-operation Ireland an all-island community organisation in 2008 as Chief Executive. The organisation was established in 1979, its aim was to build mutual respect and understanding between the peoples of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland through practical co-operation.

The organisation’s role has evolved over the past 30 years in line with the changing priorities for peace building on the island. In recent years, its work has had an increased emphasis on peace building at community level, and it has played a central role in implementation of cross-border elements of the EU programmes for communities coming out of conflict. Co-operation Ireland aim is a peaceful and stable island, free of sectarianism, where cultural and political differences are respected, and where people of all backgrounds can live and work together for a better future.

In addition to his role as CEO, Peter is a council member on the governing body of Ulster University where is a member of the audit committee and is Chair of the City Deals and Special Projects committee. Peter Sheridan is a former Assistant Chief Constable with the PSNI and (formerly the Royal Ulster Constabulary). He retired from the police service in late 2008 having spent 32 years policing in NI. Before retiring he was responsible for the Crime Operations Department, which included serious and organised crime investigation including terrorist investigations.

Peter is a masters graduate of Cambridge University, he attended the FBI Academy in 1999 and was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2008 for services to the community. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of County Londonderry in 2014. He was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2022.

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The Farnham Estate, Co Cavan