Club Leadership Development Programme

Investing in Club Officers

We provide training and development opportunities to help Club Officers maximise their leadership potential in their volunteer roles.


The Club Leadership Development Programme (CLDP) provides learning opportunities to new and existing Club Officers in GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association Clubs to help them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their roles.

The programme has been designed and is delivered by the GAA’s National Officer Development Committee (NODC) chaired by Mr. Paddy Flood.  It focusses on the practical aspects of the primary roles on a Club Executive, i.e. Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, PRO, Coaching Officer, Registrar and Irish Language and Culture Officers.

The NODC partners with the various functions in Croke Park, the Provincial Councils and County Development Officers to provide learning opportunities to Club Officers.

Over 6,000 Club Officers have participated in the programme since 2016 and for the first time in 2020, selected modules will also be offered to officers from LGFA and Camogie Clubs.

Module Catalogue

To see what each module involves and who they are for, please click on these Module Overviews.

Features and Benefits

Programme Features

  • Practical, interactive and relaxed learning
  • Short modules available in face-to-face and online formats
  • Delivered by highly experienced and trained facilitators
  • Quality, local venues are used in your County or Province
  • Respect for your existing knowledge and experience
  • Specific information and resources for your role and Club
  • Certificate of achievement – for those enrolled on the Foundation Certificate

Benefits for Club Officers

  • Establish knowledge of your role and the roles of others
  • Gain the latest information for your role
  • Develop your leadership and management skills
  • Experience increased role satisfaction
  • Access the latest resources and advice

How it works

  1. Each County Development Officer is responsible for organising training events on a county or regional basis.
  2. They typically consult with Clubs to determine the topics of most interest before organising modules.
  3. Once the National Programme Coordinator appoints a trained Associate, face-to-face workshops will be confirmed and the details made available in the Events Calendar.
  4. Club Officers can find local events and register.  Confirmation details will then be circulated in advance of the workshop.

Find Events

Find events by using this Events Calendar. Events will be available from 1 December onwards.

Register Today

Register for events by following the instructions in the Events Calendar.  This option will be available from 1 December.

Pre-registration through the Learning Portal is mandatory for those pursuing the Club Officer Foundation Certificate.  The Certificate will be piloted in four counties in 2020.

More Information

Contact your County Development Officer for more information -