9 Events In Dublin To Help You Upskill This New Year

The start of a new year is the perfect time to assess your professional path and set yourself some new goals. No matter what industry you work in, upskilling can give you a huge advantage when it comes to job opportunities, personal growth and overall happiness.

This January, as well as taking on the usual new year’s resolutions of joining a gym – why not work on refining and updating your expertise? We’ve picked out the best events on in Dublin in 2019 to help you upskill, increase success and enrich your life and career:

The world’s leading business and self-empowerment summit returns to Dublin on January 9th and 10th. Pendulum Summit aims to lead individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses to greatness.

Colin Farrell, John Cleese, Karren Brady, Nick Vujicic, Ruby Wax, Stuart Lancaster, Boris Johnson, Marshall Goldsmith and more will be sharing their stories and wisdom at the event. Check out some highlights from last year’s event below:

Approximately 590 million people in the world use LinkedIn but not everyone is using it to its full potential or in the right way. Become A LinkedIn Power Member will teach attendees how to market themselves, their company and their services and develop prospects and new business through the multi-functional platform.

Organisers say the high energy and hands on session is aimed at executives looking to boost their sales results and/or personal value and business owners/managers looking to get LinkedIn working for their businesses and internal teams. Become A LinkedIn Power Member takes place on January 23rd at the National Concert Hall.

linkedin power user

Fresh Resolutions is the annual coming together of some of Ireland’s leaders in health, wellbeing and personal development. Chefs and authors The Happy Pear twins, children’s rights campaigner and charity worker Christina Noble and author and wellness coach Alison Canavan are among the speakers at the event which takes place at Dublin Castle on January 5th.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your energy levels, increase productivity, get inspired or meet like-minded people, the event strives to help make the year ahead your year.

From finance to business partner, the role of Chief Financial Officer has gone through some major changes to become even more strategic than ever.

Taking place at the RDS on January 29th and organised by Investnet, The Finance Leadership Summit highlights the importance of strategy and leadership and gives attendees the opportunity to meet like minded finance professionals who are driving not only financial success but also insight and partnering opportunities. Confirmed speakers include Peter Quinn (CFO, An Post), Vincent Harrison (Managing Director of Dublin Airport Authority), Valerie Plant (CFO, Children’s Hospital Group) and Patrick Cooney (CFO of Europe, Kerry Group).

finance leadership

This two day workshop takes place at the Hilton in Kilmainham on Wednesday January 9th and Thursday January 10th. Facilitated by global HR consultant Jim Matthewman, this course is designed to give attendees a competitive advantage using workforce planning strategies, interactive tools and techniques to run analyses of their workforce strategy.

Strategic Workforce Planning is suitable for HR professionals and/or managers who already understand the concept of workforce planning.

strategic workforce planning

Time Shift is a unique workshop created by business advisor and performance coach Shane Cradock that trains attendees in critical habits to help them get more out of their career, life and business. The course is split into three morning workshops taking place across 4 weeks, designed to equip people with the mindset, habits and tools to boost their productivity.

upskill timeshift

Looking for the tools and techniques to help you develop and communicate an effective employment engagement strategy? This event covers stakeholder management and will help you create a practical action plan for your organisation, taking into account the brand, values, culture and goals of the company. Developing Employee Engagement takes place at the Hilton Hotel in Kilmainham on January 31st.


Do you suffer from anxiety when you have to speak in public? If you want to be more confident in front of an audience, this is the course for you. Hosted by Human Behaviour Analyst Michael Luke Collins, workshop attendees will learn how to use simple psychology techniques to calm themselves prior to presenting, how to create a valuable message and captivate an audience, how to integrate storytelling to a presentation to enhance delivery and more.

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Last but certainly not least is Dublin Tech Summit, Europe’s fastest growing tech conference returns on April 10th and 11th. Over the past two years, DTS has brought some of the most influential tech leaders and brands to the city for two days of growth, development, knowledge sharing and fun networking.

2019 speakers include Martha Lane Fox (Founder and Executive Chair Doteveryone.org.uk, Douglas Terrier (Chief Technology Officer at NASA), Colonel Chris Hadfield (First Canadian Commander, International Space Station) Jeff Burton (Co-founder EA Sports) and Casstie Kodyrkov (Chief Decision Scientist, Google). Early bird tickets are available here.

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