Artificial Intelligence


Joe releasees a regular LinkedIn newsletter on AI in Education - subscribe to it here.

Seminars & Training

He has delivered presentations & training to colleges, schools and organisations around the world on using Ai more effectively in Education.  If you would like Joe to create a session for your organisation, drop him a line at


As at Sept 2023, Joe has released 2 books on AI, "Innovative teaching with AI: Creative approaches to enhancing learning in education" and "Applying Artificial Intelligence to Close the Accessibility Gap: A practical handbook for educators & students"


AI books from Joe Houghton

Risk consulting

Joe has consulted on Risk management and planning with organisations including TUSLA, The Wheel, Tuath Housing Association, Disability Federation Ireland, Pieta House and Bord na Mona.

He has taught Risk at UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business for over 20 years, and has developed tools which take risk management further than the “standard” registers used by many companies.  

Joe also runs regular Risk training for The Wheel and has trained hundreds of charity and non-profit staff in risk management and assessment techniques.

Give him a call today to see how he could help you …

Project Management

As co-creator and Director of the Master’s in Project Management at one of the world’s top 100 business schools – UCD Smurfit – Joe built on a career working in multi-nationals and running teams all over the world.

He has run projects and programmes involving thousands of people, and taught/trained thousands of students at every level from beginner up to PhD in this business-critical discipline. Whatever you need for project management consulting or training, Joe can probably help, and if not, he’ll know someone who can! 

Joe has consulted with and trained many organisations in project management including Aercap, An Garda Síochána, AMGEN, Dixons Carphone Warehouse, Cornmarket Insurance, Cubic Telecom, and Fáilte Ireland.

His textbook "Project Management made easy - the ECCSR approach" was released in 2023.


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Coaching & mentoring

At heart, Joe loves helping people develop. Teaching, coaching, mentoring, training – all these activities permeate Joe’s approach to life, and this is what really drives him. Joe has coached staff in companies all over the globe, taught literally thousands of business graduates in his years at UCD Smurfit and other colleges and universities, trained Samaritans and mentored charity staff in numerous non-profits including Pieta House and The Wheel, and trained hundreds of photography students at all levels from complete beginners to professionals. If you or any of your staff would benefit from a highly experienced, empathetic and person-focussed mentor or coach, give Joe a call today.

Covid-19 Updates - Some useful resources I've produced to help:

Great to discuss teaching, learning and pivoting to online with Jason Cooper on the Growing Professionals podcast...

The free to watch webinar runs 45 minutes and discusses Working Remotely, offering practical guidance on best practices for individuals, team leads and employers.

Discussing working from home tips and tricks as part of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers Masterclass series...

Click on any of the tip sheets on this page to download them as PDF files.        

Customised, online training & coaching available via Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype or any other platform you prefer. (see Joe in action over on the Houghton Consulting Youtube channel)

I have many years of experience in delivering training and coaching online.  In summer 2018 I coached a management team in Dublin for a day each week while working from South Africa, and I've created and run many programmes and courses in the online space both for professional organizations as well as academic ones.  Here are a few testimonials from a recent 3 day Project Management programme I ran via Zoom :

"Joe delivered a very informative and engaging online course on project management. The supporting materials are exceptional and the content very accessible.  I would highly recommend this course as it is both interactive and very supportive. Joe has a wealth of knowledge and is happy to answer any question no matter how big or small.  Thanks Joe for being so approachable and engaging, so glad I did the course!" - Rhona

"Joe delivered a fantastic introduction to project management over three days on-line.  The materials and resources provided were brilliant and Joe combines an encyclopaedic knowledge of his subject with an amazing approachable style.  I highly recommended this course to anyone." - Gerry

What a fantastic introduction to Project Management, I have just completed Joe’s 3 day online course and I am amazed with how much I have learned. Joe is an excellent trainer, he shares his vast knowledge, his practical experiences and a really useful array of PM tools that I know will be using for years to come. If you are considering one of Joe’s courses DO IT! It will be time really well spent. Thanks a million Joe! - Zoe

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Since 1993

Why Houghton Consulting?

Developing people is at the heart of everything we do.  Upskilling your people and organization to be more resilient, prepared and capable of handling the projects which make things happen - that's our thing.

We care, which is why our time and efforts are spent on transferring skills and techniques more than just parachuting in to do a job and take a paycheque.  We work with non-profit as well as commercial companies, and specialise in 1-1 development through programmes of training and follow-up coaching and mentoring informed by best practice and years of practical experience.

Houghton Consulting has also developed a number of tools around Risk, stakeholder management, problem projects and other areas of business control which can really give you an edge as you use them.

Check out our testimonials page for proof of many years of customer satisfaction from all aspects of the services we deliver.

Joe Houghton
Joe Houghton, Managing Director of Houghton Consulting

Next Steps...

Give us a call on 086 384 3670, or drop us an email today by clicking on the button so we can have a chat and explore how Houghton Consulting can help you and your teams.