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 is 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 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. Another Love Story
  2. Aontas
  3. A Playful City
  4. Aughrim Street Scouts
  5. Ballymun Youthreach
  6. Body & Soul Festival
  7. Charities Institute of Ireland
  8. Citizen Advocacy Service
  9. Clane Red Cross Cadets
  10. Common Purpose
  11. Connect the Dots
  12. Cooperation Ireland
  13. Disability Federation of Ireland
  14. Dochas
  15. Dublin City Volunteer Centre
  16. Dublin Food Co-op
  17. Dublin Pride Festival
  18. EarthSong
  19. Educate Together
  20. EIL Intercultural Learning
  21. Exchange House Ireland
  22. Fading Light
  23. Griffith Barracks School
  24. Happenings
  25. Howth Sea Scouts
  26. IBM
  27. IRD Duhallow
  28. Irish Aftercare Network
  29. Kildare Youth Services
  30. Learning and Skills Improvement Service
  31. Mental Health Ireland
  32. Naas
  33. Newbridge & Kildare Mental Health Association
  34. Newpark Music Centre
  35. Niteline
  36. Science Gallery Dublin
  37. Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
  38. St Patrick’s Mental Health Service
  39. Sustainable Water Network (SWAN)
  40. Temple Bar Traders Association
  41. The Ideas Collective (SUAS)
  42. Transparency International Ireland
  43. Upon A Tree
  44. Voluntary Service International
  45. Volunteer Ireland



You can find out a bit about that here.


Facilitating a group is part science, part craft.
These courses have a dual focus of getting the thinking right and getting the tools to do it well.

Level 1: one-day introductory workshop

Level 2: Eight-week evening intermediate course The Craft of Facilitation, level 2 group faciliation skills course by Dave Dunn


Specialised in youth groups and young adults.

Also good at leading 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 and playful. dave.dunn.ie Group Facilitator


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

These are interactive, engaging and empowering learning workshops.

Short two-hour or half day.

They're also good craic. dave.dunn.ie workshops