Frequently Asked Questions
Logistics of the Programme
is the programme only for transition year students?
Yes. However, some girls who have done the programme before and want to continue doing it, can do it again in 5th Year.
I am away for some of transition Year
For the programme to really benefit you, it’s important that you aim to do the entire programme from September to May. If you can’t do at least 80% of the programme, it’s better not to sign up.
How many transition years do the programme?
We run this programme for 50 Transition Year students. We aim to ensure that there is a good mix of Transition Year students from different schools. Normally, we don’t take more than 7 girls from any given school to ensure there is a good mix of students.
This programme is not profit making. The payment covers Administrative fees and other expenses (e.g. travel) related to the moderators and coaches who give generously of their time and effort to ensure this programme is a success.
Payment is needed before attending the first Leader Lab in September.
REFUND FOR The PROGRAMME
If you are not happy with the programme or unable to complete it, we offer a full refund 30 days from the date of payment.
Organisers of the Programme
Who are the Group mentors?
The Group Mentors are made up of the team leading the programme and also young professionals who have volunteered their time to help out in the programme. This programme is principally run on a voluntary basis.
why is this programme run by volunteers?
We firmly believe that young women should have the chance to grow in key leadership skills to truly make an positive impact in the workplace and in society. The emphasis is on service to society and the needs of others. We don’t promote leadership skills for personal material success but rather for genuine happiness and service of others.
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What organisation oversees this programme?
Momentum Leadership is an initiative of Brosna, a Charity that aims to promote education and character development in accordance with Christian principles and ideals. Brosna runs various types of programmes and activities: human, professional and spiritual.
Brosna Educational Centres Clg - Registered Charity: CHY 6329
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What is Opus Dei’s involvement in the programme?
The programme runs with the support of Opus Dei. In specific, facilitating the use of an office and the seminar room in Glenard University Residence.
However, as this programme is not of spiritual nature, there is no direct involvement of Opus Dei in its content. The aim of the programme is not to teach you the content of the Catholic faith but rather to help you humanly and professionally in appreciating the needs of others and understanding the role your work in the future can help to contribute to the common good of society.
Content of the Programme
What does the programme include?
The programme includes: Leader Labs, Group Mentoring and Social Impact.
Where is the programme held?
The majority of the programme is held in Microsoft Offices (Leopardstown) and Glenard University Residence (Clonskeagh). Some of the Leader Labs are held in different companies (all in South Dublin).
The Social Impact is held in different Charities.
What is commitment involved for the programme?
The programme involves meeting twice a month on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. See Schedule.
The Social Impact hours vary depending on whether you are doing the programme as part of the An Gaisce Award or not.
If you are not the programme as part of the An Gaisce Award, you will only have two days in which you will be involved with the Charities. These days are finalised with the Charities once the programme begins.
what is group Mentoring?
Group mentoring is when you team up with 6 or 7 other TY students and with the help of two Mentors tease out aspects of leadership skills. This is done with case studies, questionnaires, videos, etc. And the end of the coaching, you come away with one
Which Charities do we work with for the social impact?
We currently work with three Charities:
Loyola Nursing Home (Merrion Gates)
What is a leader Lab?
A Leader Lab is an hour long session with an experienced moderator who shares his/her personal experience of practicing key leadership skills in the workplace. The format of the Leader Lab is normally 20 minutes personal testimony followed by an interactive element to engage in the material shared.
Social project during the summer
As part of the programme, we offer the possibility to sign up to a 7 day social project in Majur (at the border between Croatia and Bosnia). Details of this project and how to sign up is shared with participants in October. The project normally takes places the first week of July.
An Gaisce President’s Award
Can I receive the Gaisce Award by doing this programme?
This programme compliments some of the Challenges of the An Gaisce Award:
The Leader Labs and Group Coaching can be used as hours in developing a Personal Skill. There are 7 Leader Labs and 7 Group Coaching Sessions throughout the year, thus making up the 13 weeks required to complete this challenge.
The Social Impact can be used as part of the Community Involvement Challenge. However, as the hours of Social Impact in the programme do not fulfill the 13 weeks required for the Bronze Award, you need to make up for the rest of the weeks. There are 8 Social Impact hours in the programme. You will need to complete the other 5 outside of the programme.
Once we know you are using the Social Impact hours for your Community Involvement, we are happy to facilitate contact details of Charities we are involved with where you could volunteer.