Twelve Galway companies have just completed a seven-month intensive training and development programme with ManagementWorks.
The local companies participated in the Managing Director Action Programme and the Management Team Development Programme which were delivered by local management development and coaching company LEAP.
ManagementWorks is here to help the owners and managers of small and medium sized businesses to develop, prosper and grow.
Through a combination of targeted learning, supported by experienced mentors, the ManagementWorks team works with the owners and managers of businesses to address real business issues in a practical and action oriented manner.
ManagementWorks believes that a combination of the latest thinking, supported by experienced mentors, in the context of small groups of owner managers and business managers (ten to twelve people) can and has delivered strong results for the participating businesses.
The companies participating on the Galway programmes have reported significant impact on business performance including creating efficiencies, reducing costs, increasing sales and one participating firm has created 15 new jobs.
ManagementWorks is an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. under the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. ManagementWorks has a range of training and development programmes available to help firms with less than 250 employees to improve their business performance through seeking to build their managerial capability.
Programmes are offered nationwide and seek to encourage the managers of SMEs to engage in the development of their own managerial skills and the capability of the management team.
A key element of the initiative is the use of mentors to assist in the application of the learning to the context of each business and to maximise the business impact of the programmes.
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