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Previously, the Club Leadership Development Programme (CLDP) exclusively featured in-person workshops at the start but moved to an online format due to Covid-19. While this created many benefits for participants, concerns were raised about the limited in-person engagement and interest beyond core modules. To address this, the Officer Development Committee (ODC) have introduced a structured learning path leading to a Certificate in Club Leadership (Gaelic Games).

To take part in this training, Club Officers will need to have an account on Tobar. If you had an account on the previous version of the Learning Portal, you will simply be required to update your password. If you do not have an account at all, you will be required to set one up and information on how to do so can be seen in the documents section. 

It is strongly advised that you use a 'personal e-mail addresses' to login to the Learning Portal.  A personal e-mail account will allow you to keep a record of your learning history over time. If you login using an official GAA, LGFA or Camogie address, you will lose your learning history and certificates once you change roles and handover the official e-mail account associated with it.


CLDP Format 2024

From the 1st January 2024, all participating Club Officers will be required to complete the newly revised, self-paced eLearning Module. This module covers the core foundations of being a Club Officer. 

Access to this eLearning Module can be found HERE

Once you enrol on this eLearning Module, you will gain access to the overall programme as outlined below in more detail. This allows you to track your progress throughout the programme.

Role-specific webinars will be taking place in January on a Provincial basis. Club Officers should attend the webinar relevant to their role in order to gain certification.

Information on how to register for these webinars can by clicking HERE

Registration now open for the Provincial Workshops

The GAA Officer Development Committee has partnered with Fintan Ryan to design a workshop that seeks to empower Club Executive teams to cultivate and maintain a high-performance culture within their Club. This workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. Club Executive Team Review: Identifying strengths and areas for improvement.
  2. Effective Team Dynamics: Understanding the characteristics of successful teams.
  3. Goal Setting and Planning: Developing processes for setting and achieving goals.
  4. Task Delegation and Empowerment: Defining roles and implementing effective delegation processes.
  5. Communication Plan: Creating a comprehensive roadmap for Club communication. Addressing the how, what, why, who, and when of communication.

Fintan is a leadership development specialist with over 30 years’ experience in facilitating training and development courses making him one of the most experienced facilitators in Ireland. Fintan facilitates several training programmes for universities such as the Michael Smurfit Business School, UCD and has worked with the Munster and Leinster senior rugby teams, in addition to several Club and County GAA teams, and County Executives as recently as 2023.

These workshops are open to all Club Officers, even if they do not wish to pursue the certification outlined above.

For further details and registration, please refer to the following information:


Date & Time


Link to Register

Munster Workshop

Friday, 16th February, 7:00-9:30pm

Mallow GAA Complex, St. Joseph's Rd, Carrigoon, Mallow, Co. Cork

South Leinster Workshop

Thursday, 29th February, 7:00-9:30pm

Leinster GAA Office, Mountmellick Rd, Maryborough, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Ulster Workshop

Thursday, 14th March, 7:00-9:30pm

Kellys Inn, 232 Omagh Rd, Garvaghy, Co. Tyrone

North Leinster Workshop

Thursday, 21st March, 7:00-9:30pm

GAA National Games Development Centre, National Sports Campus, Snugborough Rd, Abbotstown, Dublin 15.

Connacht Workshop

Thursday, 28th March, 7:00-9:30pm

Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, Cloonacurry, Bekan, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.


For more information, contact: [email protected]

Club Officers can choose one module from a range of ten that they can learn more information on. This will be either a recorded webinar or upcoming live event and learning resources to assist.

Information on these optional modules can be found below from January 1st. 

Club Officers will be asked to submit a 300 word reflection on their pathway through the CLDP this year


Club Officers will be asked to submit a 300 word reflection on their Club's report from the Club Compás Programme.

Upon completion of the five steps listed above, Club Officers will obtain a certificate in Club Leadership (Gaelic Games).