• Masterclass with Bernard Jackman: The art to achieving goals as a leader

  • 05/03/2024

  • 08:30

  • 13:00

  • 4

  • 38 Merrion Square East, Dublin 2, D02EV61

  • Following the CPD with  former Irish international and Leinster rugby player, Bernard Jackman and private tennis coach to Sir Richard Branson and founder of Give Learn, James Cluskey which introduced the topic of achieving goals as a leader, we are delighted to bring to you an expanded masterclass for SCSI members in senior industry position to develop their leadership skills while supporting their professional development in learning:

    • what is meant by transformational leadership and how to embrace it in your role.
    • how to build a sustainable high performance culture within your organisation, and
    • how to get to the top and and stay there while being a strong leader,

    During this masterclass, Bernard will share his insights on transformational leadership culture, while sharing some real life examples and leading discussions on transformational leaders in action. Participants will have the opportunity to network with Bernard and James discuss their experiences throughout this session.

    Throughout the masterclass participants will engage in small group discussions and activities around Transformational Leadership and the types of behaviours to stay on top of, while also having the opportunity to engage with Bernard and James about how they create and sustain a high performance culture in the successful sports teams and businesses in which they have been involved with over the years.

    On completion of the masterclass attendees will be equipped with the tools to be able to drive their team or organisation forward, while also being a better leader.

    Who should attend?

    This workshop is suitable for SCSI Members in senior positions within their organisations who are looking to further develop their skills in this area while learning from very successful and high profile sports professionals.

    About the trainers

    James Cluskey

    James Cluskey has spent his life in high performance. He is a former professional tennis player ranked 145 in the world. In his early career he received a scholarship to play tennis at Louisiana State University where he was ranked 3 in the US. He played Davis Cup for Ireland for 9 years and won 15 professional doubles titles including 3 ATP Challengers.

    Upon retiring from tennis James broke a Guinness World Record for the longest tennis match playing for 60 hours continuously. He wrote a book on Goal Setting called “Advantage- Lessons in Sport And Business To Achieve Your Goals.

    He also is a private tennis coach to Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island and is the founder of Give Learn a learning solution which run classes and programs in the area of human skill development. Give Learn’s clients include Airbnb, Ecovis and unicorn business Builder Ai.

    Bernard Jackman

    Bernard was born in Tullow, Co. Carlow and raised on his parents’ farm.  He attended Newbridge College in Kildare before going on to study business and Japanese at University College Dublin.

    He played rugby in school and was persuaded by Warren Gatland to turn professional.  He went on to play for Connacht, the Sale Sharks and Leinster and, internationally, for Ireland, before retiring in 2010 due to a concussion injury.  Today he remains an Ambassador for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, whose ‘Mind Your Head’ campaign he strongly supports.

    In 2011, he published his autobiography, Blue Blood, before making the move into coaching at club level when he joined FC Grenoble on a consultancy basis. He went full-time in the 2012-2013 season and was appointed head coach at Grenoble in June 2016. He then moved to the Welsh team the Dragons for 18 months.

    Since leaving coaching behind in December 2018, he has been working as a rugby pundit and columnist whilst rapidly building his profile as a motivational speaker and high-performance consultant. Bernard maintains that when it comes to building a high-performance culture, ‘Success leaves clues’. In other words, learn from others.  Identify the key behaviours that have built a successful culture and then find ways to foster those behaviours throughout an organisation so that it becomes not just a collection of people, but a cohesive team with real clarity of purpose.  When you have buy-in from people at all levels, success is inevitable because everyone is willing to go the extra mile.

    Workshop Details
    08.30: Networking, Tea & Coffee
    09.00 – 13.00: Workshop

    CPD Hours

    Completion of this full workshop offers 4 CPD hours for SCSI members.

    *Kindly note this masterclass will be delivered live in-person only. Places are limited to 20 participants*


  • SCSI Education Team

  • Silvana Caiceo-Wolleter

  • 01 644 5508

  • education@scsi.ie

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