Enda Young was elected to Lighthouse board on 19/09/18 and became Vice Chairperson on 08/05/19. Enda is an experienced mediator and negotiation trainer and has been involved in conflict resolution in Northern Ireland for over fifteen years. His roles have included training, facilitation, project management and mediating workplace and community disputes. He has trained thousands of individuals in negotiation, mediation, dispute resolution and leadership skills in the community, business, governmental and statutory sectors.
Enda currently works as a Programme Director for the William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queens University Belfast and delivers their Leadership and Negotiation programme. He holds an MA from Queen’s University Belfast in “Theory, Culture and Identity” which focused on conflict transformation and a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the same institution. He is a certificated mediator with the International Mediation Institute, the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland and a certified coach with the Academy of Executive Coaching. He is a Rotary Peace Fellow with a professional development certificate in conflict resolution from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and is a member of Mediators Beyond Borders International and an ambassador for the Institute for Economics and Peace. He is also the co-founder of FactCheckNI, the first independent fact-checking organisation in Northern Ireland. Enda has delivered training and lectures internationally in: Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Thailand, Brazil, Romania, Turkey, Italy, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Canada and the United States. He has also worked with some of the world’s largest companies and international NGO’s.