A bit about dave

A bit about dave

Dave Dunn facilitates meaningful meetings, courageous conversations and wicked workshops.

The experiences standing up in front of groups encompasses 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 AccentureCommon Purpose, the Dublin Food Co-op, Dublin City Council, Linesight, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, EarthSong and the Charities Institute of Ireland.

Since 2017 Dave has been delivering 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 been 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 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. Business in the Community Ireland
  11. Carlow PPN
  12. Carmichael Centre
  13. Cavan Institute
  14. Charities Institute of Ireland
  15. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  16. Citizen Advocacy Service
  17. Clane Red Cross Cadets
  18. Common Ground Co-Housing
  19. Common Purpose
  20. Concern Worldwide
  21. Connect the Dots
  22. Cooperation Ireland
  23. Cork City Council
  24. Crosscare
  25. Disability Federation of Ireland
  26. Dochas
  27. DogPatch Labs
  28. Dublin City Volunteer Centre
  29. Dublin City Council
  30. Dublin Food Co-op
  31. Dublin Pride Festival
  32. Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
  33. EarthSong
  34. Eco UNESCO
  35. Educate Together
  36. EIL Intercultural Learning
  37. EnelX
  38. Enterprise Ireland
  39. Epilepsy Ireland
  40. Exchange House Ireland
  41. Fading Light
  42. Fjord Dublin
  43. Gaeloideachas
  44. Global Philanthropic Canada
  45. Global Reviews
  46. Griffith Barracks School
  47. Happenings
  48. Home Education Network Ireland
  49. Howth Sea Scouts
  50. IBM
  51. IRD Duhallow
  52. Irish Aftercare Network
  53. Irish Social Enterprise Network
  54. Jigsaw
  55. Kildare Youth Services
  56. Kildare PPN
  57. Learning and Skills Improvement Service
  58. Linesight
  59. Market Lane Restaurant Group
  60. Mental Health Ireland
  61. Naas Newbridge & Kildare Mental Health Association
  62. National Adult Literacy Association (NALA)
  63. Newpark Music Centre
  64. Niteline
  65. Pluto
  66. Science Gallery Dublin
  67. Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
  68. St Patrick’s Mental Health Service
  69. Spunout.ie
  70. Street Feast
  71. Sustainable Water Network (SWAN)
  72. Swim Ireland
  73. Temple Bar Traders Association
  74. The Ideas Collective (SUAS)
  75. Transparency International Ireland
  76. TU Dublin
  77. Upon A Tree
  78. Voluntary Service International
  79. Volunteer Ireland
  80. Wicklow Sudbury School
  81. 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: five half-day sessions 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