Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute and The LBDC

LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
Est’d London 2011

Official Partner | Global Leadership Institute at Boston College |

Previous guest speakers include
The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy Worldwide Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi | The CEO of PayPal (MENA) | The CEO of Hogan Lovells | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica | The CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi (MENA) | The CEO of PwC (Ireland) | The CEO of Bank of Ireland (UK) | The CEO of Sunderland FC | The CEO of the Law Society of England & Wales |
The GC of MetLife Inc. | The GC of Pearson Plc | The GC of Manchester United FCThe GC of the Intercontinental Hotels Group | The GC of The Weir Group plc  | The GC of Network Rail | The GC of Carillion plc | 



Exciting News

LBDC partners


Boston College’s 


Global Leadership Institute 


We have some very exciting news and a first for the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |.

We are absolutely delighted to announce Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute (“GLI”) as an official partner of the LBDC Dublin chapter.

This is the first such partnership for the LBDC and we are extremely proud to be collaborating with an elite educational institution and one of the top ranked universities in the world.

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Dr Robert Mauro, founding director of Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute

Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Robert Mauro founding director of the Global Leadership Institute said:

The Global Leadership Institute at Boston College is extremely proud to support the work of the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | . The LBDC brings together senior legal experts to connect with executive, business, and thought leaders. This key group of decision makers are those who the Global Leadership Institute seeks to connect with and help achieve their professional goals, whether it is developing their careers, their firms, or both.

Operating in Dublin, London, Boston, New York City, and Dubai, the LBDC is everywhere the GLI wants to be. Connecting with leaders around the globe, the LBDC provides learning and networking opportunities. The GLI fully supports this endeavor. And hopes to support LBDC members and friends as they seek to grow, develop, and realize the promise within themselves and their firms.

Boston College: Ranked 31st in 2015 US News Survey 


Boston College was founded in 1863 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Today it is one of the nation’s foremost universities, with an enrollment of nearly 14,700 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Each year the University confers more than 4,000 degrees in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research and have been honored by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education and the MacArthur Foundation. Boston College is ranked 31st among national universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The Global Leadership Institute:  About


The Global Leadership Institute at Boston College offers dynamic programming for professionals looking to expand their areas of expertise and meet other like-minded individuals.

Through our custom designed and open enrollment programming, the Global Leadership Institute empowers you to reflect on your career, connect with influential leaders in the field, enhance your skills, and learn cutting edge techniques.

The Global Leadership Institute:  Dublin Campus 


Like EMC, Apple, Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and so many others, Boston College chose to make Dublin its European headquarters.

At our beautiful location on St. Stephen’s Green in the heart of Dublin, Boston College faculty offer the same high quality academic sessions our participants have come to expect in GLI programs.

Participants in GLI Europe programing will engage in short, weekend programs that are suited for the lives of busy professionals. This intensive program will ensure an efficient and educationally benefical experience.


We at the Global Leadership Institute are experts at designing custom programs to serve the needs of our students and partner organizations.

We closely follow trends in domestic and global social, political, and economic circumstances to identify ways in which we can help our participants achieve their professional goals. Working across a wide range of industries and businesses, we create engaging programs that connect our participants with leaders both in and out of the classroom.

Programs Types:

The Executive Course program list for 2015-2016 will be available shortly.

I am delighted that LBDC members will receive a discount on the above programs.  If you are interested in receiving the program list, please feel free to email:

Dr. Robert Mauro

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Dr. Robert M. Mauro is the founding director of the Global Leadership Institute (GLI). He is also the director of the Irish Institute at Boston College.  

As director of the GLI, Dr. Mauro is responsible for delivering certificate programs for executives at Boston College in Chestnut Hill and GLI offices in Dublin and Dubai.

Before coming to Boston College Dr. Mauro completed his PhD (The Practice of Ideology, 2009) in Political Science and undertook a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) at University College Dublin (UCD).  While there he worked on a project, titled Breaking the Patterns of Conflict: The Irish State, the British Dimension, and the Northern Ireland Conflict, a comprehensive oral history of policy makers involved with Northern Ireland peace process from the Sunningdale Agreement to the St. Andrews Agreement.

Dr. Mauro has extensive experience in university administration and a deep interest in entrepreneurial practices, which he has deployed over the first year of the GLI’s operations.  During the past five years as director of the Irish Institute, Dr. Mauro designed and implemented professional education programs for developing and senior leaders in Ireland and Northern Ireland. These programs hosted over 600 participants from fields as diverse as business and innovation, policy, science and technology, and bureaucracy.

In addition to his work at Boston College, Dr. Mauro is active in ensuring that Boston College is well connected to the community.  He is past-President of Irish Network Boston, a Director of the Wild Geese Network of Irish Scientists, a board advisor to both The Frederick Douglass- Daniel O’Connell Project the Gaelic Players Association New England. Dr. Mauro received a “Top 40 Under 40” in Irish-America award in 2013; and in 2015 was named to the Top 100 Irish Academics list.



Exclusive lunchtime event


Guest Speaker: Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA IRELAND

sponsored by

The Global Leadership Institute at Boston College

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland

To celebrate the partnership between the LBDC and Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute (“GLI”), we are also delighted to announce that the GLI will be sponsoring our exclusive summer event in Dublin with guest speaker Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland.

IDA (Industrial Development Authority) is Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland.

Martin Shanahan has agreed to give us a Talk about his personal career journey.  It should be a fascinating Talk.  It will also be very interesting to hear how IDA Ireland has worked to bring Google, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and a whole host of companies to Ireland.

More details:  

“LBDC”   (“Lawyers’ Business Development Club”)
London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York
39th   Guest Speaker Event
When: Tuesday, 14 July, 2015
 Timings Pre-event networking: 12.30 pm –  1.00 pm  Martin Shanahan (CEO of IDA Ireland Talk)   Talk:  1.00 pm to 2.00 pm.  Post-Talk networking:  2.00 pm to 2.30 pm
Where: The stunning private members’ club (The St Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club)
Sponsor  Global Leadership Institute at Boston College
 Cost FREE of charge


Join the LBDC & the Global Leadership Institute in Dublin 


Tuesday, 14 July 2015


It would be great to see you on Tuesday, 14 July if you were free and interested in joining us.

To RSVP, please email me on:

Places will be limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

I look forward to hearing from you.



Colin Carroll


LBDC  | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York

Telephone:   0044 7917 301 070







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