Speaker Series - dublin

Empathetic Leadership

How to Lead with Both Strength and Compassion

Speaker Series Event by Lynn Ruane

Event Details:



For any questions or concerns, please contact Laura O’Donovan.


Regardless of job title, we are all human beings and we are emotional creatures. Your ability to understand the emotions of your team members allows you not only to become a more effective communicator and problem solver, but also to build the rapport, trust, and relationships that fuel team and business success. Leaders need to increase human connection and bring more compassion to the workplace. Learn from top Irish companies who are leading with compassion and discover simple tools and tips to integrate empathy and compassion to your people and culture programmes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Manage and adapt emotional behaviors that impact leadership in a variety of workplace situations
  • Integrate empathy to promote strong relationships
  • Apply collaborative, inclusive, and creative communication practices
  • Gain emotional insights to understand and implement change
  • Implement emotionally intelligent motivational skills to achieve team results


7 h – 7:30 h – Registration & networking

7:30 h – 8:30 h – Breakfast and keynote

8:30 h – Breakfast concludes

8:30 h – 9:30 h – Optional networking


Senator Lynn Ruane – Independent Senator, House of Oireachtas

Senator Lynn Ruane is an independent member of Seanad Éireann, representing Trinity College graduates in the Oireachtas since 2016 and serving as the deputy leader of the Seanad Civil Engagement group during that time. She was elected to the Senate while President of Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union, where she gained entry as a mature student through the Trinity Access Programme. Her legislative priorities in office have focused on equality of access in education, gender equality & reproductive rights, tackling socio-economic inequality and advocating for progressive reforms of drug, migration and social welfare policies. Prior to her entry to politics, she developed addiction programmes for 15 years as a community worker in west Dublin. She is the author of the award-winning memoir, ‘People Like Me’.

Visit her website: lynnruane.ie
Purchase her memoir here



The Gibson Hotel
Point Square,
Dublin 1,
353 1 681 5000

Gold Partner:

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Media Partner:

Irish Independent logo   Sunday Independent logo

February 28, 2019
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Dublin 1,