Club Leadership Development Programme

Club Leadership Development Programme


The Club Leadership Development Programme (CLDP) gives the Principal Officers in all Clubs - namely the Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and PRO - with an opportunity to gain the key knowledge and skills to carry out their roles effectively.

Club Leadership Programme Promo

Club Leadership Programme Promo



Features and Benefits

  • Each module is designed to last between 90 minutes and two hours
  • Modules can be delivered in any location across the 32 counties
  • Modules in any County are open to all current / future Club Officers from anywhere
  • Each module will be delivered by trained Associates
  • Online registration is required for all attendees before any module




A preview of the modules

Role of the Chairperson

This module will cover:

  • Your role as Chairperson
  • How to make your Club better
  • How to get good people involved
  • Managing meetings
  • The Club Constitution
  • How to get support and information

Role of the Secretary

This module will cover:

  • Your role as Secretary
  • Administration duties
  • Meetings, communication & planning
  • Getting information

Role of the Treasurer

This module will cover:

  • Your duties
  • Financial management
  • Financial reports
  • Income sources
  • Budgeting
  • Revenue obligations
  • AGM responsibilities

Role of the PRO

This module will cover:

  • Role overview
  • Promoting your Club
  • Digital/social media
  • Media relationships
  • Supports and resources

Using Microsoft Office 365

This module will cover:

  • Signing in and becoming familiar with the system
  • Using email and calendars
  • Using online document storage
  • Creating and editing documents online (word / spreadsheets)

Volunteer Recruitment

This module will cover:

  • Why people volunteer
  • Help needed by Clubs
  • Where to look
  • Encouraging people to get involved
  • Holding on to volunteers

Club Governance

This module will cover:

  • What we mean by governance
  • Understanding the GAA Governance Guide
  • Assessing your Club

Running the Club AGM

This module will cover:

  • How to best prepare for the Club AGM
  • Understanding the rules that govern an AGM
  • How to keep an AGM on track
  • What should happen after an AGM

Communication Skills

This module will cover:

  • The features of communicators
  • The two sides to communications
  • The role of the Club Officer
  • The different style of communications
  • Communications during conflict

Games Development & Player Welfare

This module will cover:

  • The Player Pathway & Games Programmes
  • Coach education
  • The role of the Club Coaching Officer
  • Concussion awareness
  • GAA 15 warm-up
  • Cardiac screening & defibrillators
  • The use of supplements


How it is organised

Date and Time - Each module runs for exactly two hours and can be organised by participating counties on either evening during the week or Saturdays:

Venues - Typical venues include schools, education centres, ITs and hotels.  The chosen venue will be confirmed to you by your County Development Officer.

Tutors - The programme is supported by a team of 50 Associates.  They help prepare the content, undertake training annually and deliver the modules to club officers on a voluntary basis.


Get Involved


The Club Leadership Development Programme is open to all current Club Officers or anyone interested in taking up a role of Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer or PRO. Registration is online only, and a GAA Membership ID, available through a Club Secretary / Registrar is required to register.

How to Register

Register online at


See for more information or contact your County Development Officer -