2013 – Present
Advised on the design of and facilitated 14 international interactive seminars and conferences, which involved utilizing expert speakers and innovative working methods with participants in Brussels, Ireland and the UK for 3 international organisations. In 2016, Stiofán was appointed as facilitation consultant to and event moderator of the European Ideas Lab held in Brussels during February 2017. Stiofán filled the same role for the Regional Ideas Lab held in Dublin in October 2017 and is now working on preparations for the 2018 European Ideas Lab, which will again be held in Brussels.
Also in 2017, Stiofán moderated a number of sessions at the Global Greens Congress in Liverpool (March 30 to April 2) including the first ever working gathering of Green Foundations from around the world. Facilitation commissions in Ireland have included strategic planning days for the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland, a May 2017 SME Brexit conference for Fingal County Council and public events for other organisations.
2015 – Present
In 2015 Stiofán was appointed by the Horticulture Industry Forum (HIF) to work with growers and producers to compile an Action Plan to address serious issues facing the industry. Subsequently the HIF appointed Stiofán as Co-ordinator to work with the stakeholders and oversee the execution of the Action Plan. In March 2017, the Minister of Horticulture and the Department of Agriculture became formally engaged with the HIF and the Minister now co-chairs the meetings of the HIF. In October 2017, Stiofán delivered the Horticulture Industry “Vision” report for HIF. The report sets out the current state of the industry, outlines the challenges facing it and comes with 24 recommendations.