Enterprise Ireland is running a series of monthly workshops, primarily for exporting SMEs, which seeks to address the key issues facing the finance function in the current environment. The objective is to demonstrate how financial information could be used to assist in strategic decisions that will help grow the business and the practical implications for implementing. (Enterprise Ireland)
‘Drive your strategy throughout the company and ensure its success.’
Who it’s for
Enterprise Ireland clients preferably those in finance positions interested in developing strategic growth plans for their company, and how to bring your teams on board to support your growth plans.
How to implement strategic growth plans
How to engage the workforce
Galway: Tuesday 14 April
Dublin: Wednesday 15 April
Places are now available on the Emerging Managers Programme delivered by LEAP in conjunction with Carlow – Kilkenny Skillnet. Workshops will commence in April 2015.
Newly appointed managers need to be supported as they look to establish their style and approach to leading and developing their teams. The Emerging Managers Programme will provide managers with practical tools and approaches to managing people which can be easily applied to their workplace. Facillitated by skilled professionals with an in-depth knowledge of what it takes to succeed in the workplace, this programme will provoke thought and action with immediate results.
This programme is designed to support newly appointed or soon to be appointed managers. Additionally it would benefit managers looking to enhance their skills further.
The programme is delivered over 6 full day workshops in the Carlow Gateway Business Centre, Athy Road, Carlow.
Tuesday 14 April 2015
The Role of the Manager
Producing a High Performance Team
Development of Self
Download The Programme Brochure
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LEAP’s Mike Gaffney featured in this weeks Sunday Business Post in an article by Colette Sexton. Read how Mike and other business owners have survived the recession and how they feel about the prospects for SMEs in 2015.
As small businesses around the country wait to see what Budget 2015 holds for them, new research has found that Irish SMEs have fared well in the latter half of the year, with many reporting increased business confidence.
LEAP, the Galway-based management and leadership development organisation, has signed a licence agreement to deliver the fully accredited, transformational futureSME business process in Ireland.
What makes the futureSME process unique is that it has been developed over a four-year period through an EU Framework 7 Project involving 26 partners across Europe, seven of whom are Irish – in a project that was spearheaded by the University of Strathclyde.
After years of extensive research, refinement and practical application, and an investment of €8 million, futureSME methodology emerged as a business model for all SMEs to help grow their business.
New subsidised Business Management programme to transform Irish SMEs
The heartbeat of the Irish economy relies on the success of the indigenous SME sector. While the focus in recent years has been on ensuring businesses remain viable, there is a need to shift focus on growth. A new practical and impactful business management programme being delivered by LEAP, a Galway-based training and coaching organisation, uses the best practices and tools from the most successful international companies and demonstrates how these can be applied to any business, regardless of size or sector.
The Business Leadership Programme, which is heavily subsidised by ManagementWorks, a Skillnets initiative, commences in Shannon on 18th February and is open for sign-ups. Spaces on the programme are limited so anyone interested in growing their business in 2014 is urged to register.
The programme utilises futureSME methodology, a transformational business strategy that has been developed over a four-year period through an EU Framework 7 Project. FutureSME focuses on the key management capabilities that are essential in driving a business forward and applies them to any organisation. The programme is fully accredited and exclusively delivered in Ireland by LEAP.
“Over the six-month period, we work with organisations through a combination of in-house mentoring with facilitated group workshops. The programme aims to transform the entire business, on every level. Using this innovative methodology we will work to build and implement a visual strategy and provide the support necessary for its development and completion. We also review the progress, ensuring its success.”
Speaking about its involvement in the programme, Brian Colleran of ManagementWorks said: “This is a fantastic business leadership programme that should be of huge interest to SMEs operating in very competitive markets. Given it is heavily subsidised and supported by the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, we are expecting a lot of interest”.
Business owners and managers interested in the Business Leadership Programme in Shannon or futureSME, should contact Sonja Stevens at LEAP by calling 091-755736 or emailing Sonja@leapleadership.ie.
For more information on ManagementWorks Programmes visit www.managementworks.ie
Mike Gaffney, MD at LEAP, will be interviewed by John Cooke on Morning Focus on Clare FM Radio at 10.30 on Wed 22/1/14.
Topics under discussion will be futureSME and the Free Seminars LEAP will be running in conjunction with ManagementWorks in Shannon, Carlow and other locations around the country.
Business owners and senior managers are invited to these free events to learn all about the futureSME methodology, which has proven to benefit companies in the SME sector as effectively as in the large corporate sector.
If you are a business owner, or senior manager, interested in growing your company in the long term, then tune in Morning Focus tomorrow morning and Mike will tell you how.