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



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


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


Hosting difficult conversations, and making meetings pleasant, productive and purposeful.

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