Leadership Programmes

Learn more about the annual Burren Leadership Retreat, taking place in May 2022.

The Burren Leadership Retreat

What’s become clear over the past two years is that most leadership programs, with pre-packaged agendas and knowledge from the past cannot offer today’s leaders what they’ll need to thrive personally or to engage their organizations effectively, in the future that is emerging.

Since 2014, we’ve been welcoming globally minded leaders, who are interested in learning to lead in a different way.

Our annual gathering of artists and leaders is an exploration of life and work.

Over four days in May, we’ll life our gaze and enter new leadership territory. We’ll connect with the kind of leadership that’s needed in an uncertain world: deeply relational, imbued with artistry and interdependent with all of life.

Martin Hayes, Reilly Dow, and Padraig O Tuama will be returning to shape our creative dialogue. Brendan Dunford will guide our landscape learning. Mary Stacey will host the Retreat, along with Mary Hawkes-Greene and Martin Hawkes at the Burren College of Art.

We invite you to meet us at the intersection of artistic and leadership practice.



Leave the programme with:

  • A clearer view of your current leadership capacity and your next horizon
  • Relationships with an international network for peers who will continue to inspire and support
  • Powerful insights and practices that will help you and your organization thrive in the midst of complex change

The next Retreat will take place

from May 11th – May 14th 2022

with:  Martin Hayes, Mary Stacey,

Padraig O Tuama,  Reilly Dow and Brendan Dunford

Full details on the 2022 Retreat can be found here on the Burren Leadership website.