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 Ground Co-Housing
  16. Common Purpose
  17. Connect the Dots
  18. Cooperation Ireland
  19. Cork City Council
  20. Crosscare
  21. Disability Federation of Ireland
  22. Dochas
  23. DogPatch Labs
  24. Dublin City Volunteer Centre
  25. Dublin City Council
  26. Dublin Food Co-op
  27. Dublin Pride Festival
  28. EarthSong
  29. Educate Together
  30. EIL Intercultural Learning
  31. Enterprise Ireland
  32. Exchange House Ireland
  33. Fading Light
  34. Gaeloideachas
  35. Global Philanthropic Canada
  36. Global Reviews
  37. Griffith Barracks School
  38. Happenings
  39. Home Education Network Ireland
  40. Howth Sea Scouts
  41. IBM
  42. IRD Duhallow
  43. Irish Aftercare Network
  44. Irish Social Enterprise Network
  45. Kildare Youth Services
  46. Kildare PPN
  47. Learning and Skills Improvement Service
  48. Linesight
  49. Mental Health Ireland
  50. Naas Newbridge & Kildare Mental Health Association
  51. National Adult Literacy Association (NALA)
  52. Newpark Music Centre
  53. Niteline
  54. Science Gallery Dublin
  55. Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
  56. St Patrick’s Mental Health Service
  57. Street Feast
  58. Sustainable Water Network (SWAN)
  59. Swim Ireland
  60. Temple Bar Traders Association
  61. The Ideas Collective (SUAS)
  62. Transparency International Ireland
  63. TU Dublin Sports Office
  64. Upon A Tree
  65. Voluntary Service International
  66. Volunteer Ireland
  67. Wicklow Sudbury School
  68. 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


These are interactive,
engaging and empowering
learning workshops.

Pitching & Presenting, Resilience, Time & Task Management, Laughter, Listening, Creativity and Business Development Training.

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

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