Trinity business school launches free workshop for business leaders

Business in Ireland will have an opportunity to participate in a free workshops conducted by experts from Trinity Business School and Ibec.

By U2B Staff 

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Irish business leaders can now benefit from a free business school workshop and seminar series launched by Trinity Business School through its partnership with Ibec, Ireland’s top business confederation.

The free business workshop series was launched as a timely intervention designed to help Irish businesses thrive amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The programme, known as the Reboot & Reignite series will be open to business leaders and owners and aims to address the important questions and challenges faced by businesses in today’s world.

This series will bring together top academics, business leaders, and industry experts over a series of eight online workshops to provide an avenue for participants to engage with a panel of experts to explore common constraints affecting the business world.


This workshop and seminar series will start on the 22nd of September 2020.

The first session in this series will be a seminar titled, How your business can thrive in a recessionary environment and will be led by Trinity Business School’s Director of Executive Education, Michael Flynn.

In the first session, participants will have the opportunity to gain insights from Ibec CEO, Danny McCoy, Trinity Business School’s Dean and Chair of Business Studies, Professor Andrew Burke, CEO and Founder of Pharmapod, Leonora O’Brien, as well as CEO and Founder of Manna, Bobby Healy.

Professor Andrew Burke from the business school said, “In the current crisis we felt we had a responsibility to help our communities, to help an eco-system that we benefit from and provide support to businesses struggling after the hardships of a pandemic. In many ways, this became the inspiration for our ‘Reboot and Reignite’ campaign.”

Burke added that remote working as a result of the pandemic has proven to be a positive surprise where businesses demonstrated an ability to remain productive through digital innovation.

The pandemic also witnessed international projects and meetings propel forward while international business travel was shown to far less crucial to business continuity.

Director of Executive Education at Trinity Business School, Michael Flynn said that across the world, COVID-19 showed both a simultaneous slowdown and an acceleration of business.

“The slowdown in the economy has been paralleled by the rapid acceleration of change in digital transformation, workplace, consumer, and supply chain trends that were already underway,” Flynn said.

“The pandemic has also highlighted the need for a more equitable and sustainable economy,” he added.

“This series brings together a dynamic group of leaders and experts who, together with participants, will try to make sense of these long term impacts and explore how leaders can adapt to the challenges they present,” Flynn added.

Subsequent sessions will also feature a panel of leaders from Trinity Business School and Ibec including Jamie Heaslip, Dr. Rhona Mahony, and Dr. Kara McGann that will discuss how individuals can go about ‘reigniting’ their businesses using strategic and innovative thinking, and reimagining their business model.

The focus of the series will be angled towards helping business leaders develop solutions and fresh innovative perspectives for their own organisations.

The Reboot and Reignite business campaign also will challenge business leaders around securing a pathway to recovery which is financially viable, and strategically competitive but also sustainable in terms of the environment and diversity.