Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders Development Programme is designed to support the next generation of leaders. It is a dynamic cross-sector and cross-function leadership development programme which includes masterclasses, networking events and bespoke engagements, and culminates in the annual flagship AmCham Hackathon. The focus is on building core leadership skills while working with cross-sectoral, cross-functional peers, introducing participants to the Chambers' leadership network; and expanding their professional network.

Who is the programme aimed at?

An individual identified & nominated by the member company who:

  • Displays high potential for leadership
  • Advanced in relation to their own functional area
  • Those whom the organisation recognises would benefit from wider cross functional, cross sector network experience

Throughout the programme, participants will:

  • Develop and test leadership skills 
  • Expand network while working with cross-sector and cross-functional peers 
  • Meet senior leadership of the wider AmCham network 
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of their unique make-up and insights into their preferences for thinking and behaving 
  • Develop a deeper understanding of different individuals on teams, promoting better communication, teamwork and performance 

AmCham Hackathon 2025

The Emerging Leader Development Programme culminates with participants bringing together everything they have touched on over the course of the programme in multi-disciplinary, cross-sector teams. The three-day Hackathon is an opportunity for participants to apply their learnings while working collaboratively in a supportive, exciting, challenging environment with their emerging leaders peer group. 

Participants will work together to hack a solution to our AmCham Hackathon 2025 Challenge. The Challenge will be set by the American Chamber Board and shared with the participants following the Design Thinking session in March. It will aim to focus on creating a solution that is innovative, practical, applicable, and enhances Ireland as a great place to live and work. 

Contact Us

If you would like to get in touch with our Leadership Development team to discuss this programme, please reach out to:
Niall Mc Govern - Head of Leadership Development - n.mcgovern@amcham.ie 
Orna Mulhern  -  Leadership Development Coordinator - o.mulhern@amcham.ie

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