Leadership and Management programme success

Last year, SOLAS in partnership with the ETBs, the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and the Regional Skills Fora launched ‘Leading through Change’, a leadership and management upskilling initiative. It was piloted in the North East and North West regions in response to Brexit and was then rolled out nationwide to address the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following the launch in July 2020, 24 Level 6 ILM Leadership and Management courses started across ETBs with 282 employees engaged. The promotional campaign led to increased demand for management training across the ETB network with over 120 related management courses being offered in a range of areas including supervisory management, lean management, project management and HR conflict resolution.

Eileen Roddy, Workforce Development Officer with Cavan and Monaghan ETB (CMETB), received very positive feedback from those who completed the ILM Level 6 course. Deirdre Costello, Director and Company Secretary with Aughey Screens said: “It equipped me to analyse and measure different change options for my organisation and decide in a more structured and analytical manner which option was the most suitable one to select. To any owner managers, I would highly recommend doing this course.”

Micheál Briody, CEO of Silver Hill Foods, commented: “Twelve staff enrolled on the ILM Leadership course and it has been a very successful learning experience for them all. They explored areas of Communication, Change Management, Motivation, Project Management and much more. We in management have seen significant staff engagement and personal development so for Silver Hill it has been a very worthwhile partnership with CMETB”.

The ETBs will continue to play a key role in providing Leadership and Management training to enterprise in their regions, to meet the upskilling needs of employees and to help businesses rebuild and recover.

Members of staff from Silver Hill Foods, Co. Monaghan, receiving their ILM certificates.

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