Creating High Performance Organisations – an Executive Workshop with Barry O’Reilly

The day after IRDG’s premier event of the year, our National Innovation Conference & Exhibition, we have traditionally hosted a group of c. 30-40 executives from members companies for a senior leadership workshop with one of our keynote speakers. Last year it was Gareth Jones, and many of you were disappointed that you missed the invitations to secure a place after you saw him perform at the Conference.

This year, the highly acclaimed Barry O’Reilly (USA) keynotes at IRDG Leading Business Innovation Conference on Oct 22nd on the topic of Why Great Leaders Must Unlearn to Succeed in Today’s Exponential World (see more details on the conference agenda page). Then on the 23rd he will host a very special executive workshop which might interest you – here are the details:


by Barry O’Reilly – 23rd October, Lyrath Estate Kilkenny, 9 – 4.30pm.


Barry is a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organisational design, and culture transformation. Barry works with business leaders and teams from global organisations that seek to invent the future, not fear it. Every day, Barry helps with many of the world’s leading companies, from disruptive startups to Fortune 500 behemoths, break the vicious cycles that spiral businesses toward death by enabling culture of experimentation and learning to unlock the insights required for better decision making, higher performance and results.

Read more about Barry & see him in action here.


How well does your organisation respond to changing market conditions, customer needs, and emerging technologies when building products? This practical workshop presents Lean and Agile principles and patterns to help you move fast as you scale—and demonstrates why and how to apply these methodologies throughout your organisation, rather than with just one department or team.

Through case studies, you’ll learn how successful enterprises have rethought everything from governance and financial management to systems architecture and organisational culture in the pursuit of radically improved performance and accelerating the rate of innovation.

High performance organisations continuously move initiatives through the business model lifecycle from Explore to Retire. They understand that using the same strategy, practices and processes across the entire portfolio will result in negative outcomes and results.

To be successful, a company should have a balanced portfolio of products that reflect the mission, strategy and desired state the organisations wishes to be in. In this course, Barry will share how to build the capability to continuously seek out new business models, products and services to ensure the future business relevance, growth and evolution of your organisation innovation portfolio.


On completion of this day, the participant will be able to:

  • Embed a shared understanding of purpose, vision and direction between business leaders and teams
  • Keep Corporate Strategy and Innovation Strategy aligned
  • Manage Life Cycles of Business Model Innovation
  • Manage to outcome-based measures of success for Portfolio Management, Governance and Funding
  • Create a Culture of Experimentation and Learning
  • Develop Leadership at all levels through Coaching, Retrospectives and Continuous Improvement practices.

This workshop is a unique opportunity to spend time with an acclaimed global business advisor and other Irish executives to consider how to best address some of the challenges and opportunities facing companies. We hope you are in a position to take advantage of his expertise whilst we have him here in Ireland.


You can book directly online, or we can help you with an invoice.  Member discounts apply.  Please contact Mary Byrne for any assistance. 

Visit the Conference & Workshop Booking Page – Leading Business Innovation 2019