Strategic Leadership Programme Graduates

During the Pandemic, Fáilte Ireland invited over 70 key industry leaders from across the country to participate in a purpose-built "Strategic Leadership, Resilience, and Innovation in a Time of Crisis" programme, in partnership with Cornell University, as the industry faced unprecedented challenges.

The group of tourism operators from hotels and visitor attractions from across the country who completed the Fáilte Ireland Strategic Leadership Programme, pictured with Paul Carty, Chairman, Martina Kerr-Bromley, Head of Enterprise Development, Helen McDaid and Brendan Liddy, Fáilte Ireland.  

The Programme was a crucial and important step for those tourism businesses to ensure they have relevant strategies for short-term survival, while also creating a platform for recovery and long term growth post Covid.

Martina Kerr-Bromley, Fáilte Ireland's Head of Enterprise Development commented:

"We were pleased that so many of the tourism businesses took time out of their busy schedule to receive their certificates at a ceremony in the Guinness Storehouse, with many saying that the programme was exactly the right programme at the right time!

"The programme's focus was about sustaining businesses and jobs through strategy development, innovation, and execution of three stages: The Pause/Survival phase, the Recovery phase, and the Growth phase. We believe that the skills, learnings and peer support this programme delivered left these businesses in a much stronger position as they focus on driving long-term recovery."