A bit about dave

A bit about dave

Dave Dunn is a group facilitator with a range of experience encompassing leadership development, chairing challenging meetings, hosting conferences and seminars, working with youth groups and children, board level strategic planning and delivering skills training workshops.

The journey began in 2008 with a Trinity College Dublin introductory course to group facilitation skills in the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Forward on a decade later and some current clients include Common Purpose, the Dublin Food Co-op, IBM, Aontas, Educate Together, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, EarthSong and the Charities Institute of Ireland.

Since 2017 Dave has been training in group facilitation skills in Dublin through an introductory course-day (The Core of Facilitation) and an intermediate level evening course (The Craft of Facilitation).

He has also involved in other group related projects such as: with creative events group Queens of Neon; the Inbetweeners and Carnival of the Impossible at the EarthSong Camps; part of the Dublin Flea Market team; providing business therapy support to startup entrepreneurs; and managing mayhem at the Love Olympics.

Dave Dunn is organised, curious and playful.

Facilitator & Trainer Panels



Our organisation’s general meetings host a wide array of competing interests and opinions. It’s important that contributions get heard, and that things are kept in play, whilst also keeping momentum going forward. Dave has a knack of balancing these competing strands, often at times looking for what’s not being said, and also keeping the tone respectful and pleasant.

Dave brings thoughtfulness and attention to detail in his in-depth preparation to his work chairing our at-time difficult AGMs and General Meetings. You can see this pays off, as he is able to be calm, present and improvise effectively in the moment.

Sam Toland, Dublin Food Co-op

All of the meetings we’ve had together have been majorly productive, efficient and super fun – I would love to steal his skills.

Fiona Gannon, EarthSong

Dave has a unique talent of combining professionalism with enthusiasm, which ensures top-rate delivery for our groups and excellent working relationships with our staff.

Robert O’Halloran, Common Purpose


Previous Clients List

  1. Accenture, The Dock (Global Centre for Innovation)
  2. Allianz Partners
  3. Another Love Story
  4. Aontas
  5. A Playful City
  6. Aughrim Street Scouts
  7. Ballymun Youthreach
  8. Body & Soul Festival
  9. BeLonG To
  10. Carlow PPN
  11. Carmichael Centre
  12. Charities Institute of Ireland
  13. Citizen Advocacy Service
  14. Clane Red Cross Cadets
  15. Common Purpose
  16. Connect the Dots
  17. Cooperation Ireland
  18. Cork City Council
  19. Crosscare
  20. Disability Federation of Ireland
  21. Dochas
  22. DogPatch Labs
  23. Dublin City Volunteer Centre
  24. Dublin City Council
  25. Dublin Food Co-op
  26. Dublin Pride Festival
  27. EarthSong
  28. Educate Together
  29. EIL Intercultural Learning
  30. Exchange House Ireland
  31. Fading Light
  32. Global Philanthropic Canada
  33. Global Reviews
  34. Griffith Barracks School
  35. Happenings
  36. Home School Network
  37. Howth Sea Scouts
  38. IBM
  39. IRD Duhallow
  40. Irish Aftercare Network
  41. Irish Social Enterprise Network
  42. Kildare Youth Services
  43. Learning and Skills Improvement Service
  44. Mental Health Ireland
  45. Naas Newbridge & Kildare Mental Health Association
  46. National Adult Literacy Association (NALA)
  47. Newpark Music Centre
  48. Niteline
  49. Science Gallery Dublin
  50. Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
  51. St Patrick’s Mental Health Service
  52. Street Feast
  53. Sustainable Water Network (SWAN)
  54. Swim Ireland
  55. Temple Bar Traders Association
  56. The Ideas Collective (SUAS)
  57. Transparency International Ireland
  58. Upon A Tree
  59. Voluntary Service International
  60. Volunteer Ireland
  61. Wicklow Sudbury School
  62. Youth Advocate Programme Ireland




Well, that’s not quite right. He used to do this kind of thing.


Get the competence and confidence to
chair, convene, conduct or coach
your groups in style.

Level 1: one-day introductory workshop

Level 2: four-session mid-level short course

Level 3: Nine-week evening exploring course The Craft of Facilitation, level 2 group faciliation skills course by Dave Dunn


For meaningful meetings, courageous conversations
and wicked workshops.

Also experienced at strategic visioning & planning; hosting conferences; chairing AGMs; MC-ing open mic nights and cheer leading laughter workshops.

Take a look at his previous clients list.

Dave Dunn is organised, curious and playful. dave.dunn.ie Group Facilitator


Pitching & Presenting, Resilience, Time & Task Management, Laughter, Listening, Creativity

These are interactive, engaging and empowering learning workshops.

Short, half-day or full-day.
They're also good craic.

Here's a list of upcoming open workshops. dave.dunn.ie workshops