Management Development Programme with Blaise Brosnan

Management Development Programme with Blaise Brosnan

"Your future commercial success depends on your management capability"

This Management Development Programme is the Local Enterprise Office’s most comprehensive offering to small businesses in Kildare.

The objective of the programme is to enable companies become stabilised, ready for growth and to further improve competitive advantage.

This programme is for owners-managers planning for the next stage of their business cycle. It is recommended that businesses are established a minimum of 3 years such that the calibre of participants is high and business needs are similar.

Delivered by management consultant Blaise Brosnan of the Management Resource Institute, this Management Development programme combines management theory, powerful peer learning, networking and action learning approaches.

To date the MDP has assisted hundreds of owner-managers across Ireland in reaching long-term business goals and in significantly improving overall business performance.

This program is certified by Waterford IT Level 6

An application process applies for this programme - see below 'How to Apply'.

Programme Outcomes

  • Providing clarity of purpose for business owners and their business
  • Defining the business opportunity going forward
  • Exploring how to approach these opportunities in a smarter way

Programme Delivery

This is a 24 module programme, delivered over 15 sessions.

Taking place: Each Tuesday from 22nd September

8am - 12pm

Osprey Hotel, Naas

In addition there will be the opportunity for each of the participants to have up to three 1 to 1 confidential meetings with the programme co-ordinator, Blaise Brosnan.

Core modules covered include:

  • General Management (best practice)

  • Strategic positioning

  • Sales management

  • Management-level finance

  • Negotiation skills

  • Human resource management

  • Self-development/Motivation

  • Time Management (the 80:20 rule)

  • Tax planning

  • Marketing

  • Quality Control

About Blaise Brosnan

Blaise Brosnan has a unique blend of practical top management experience gained over 25 years in his capacity as Chief Executive of a well known National Irish business and later as business mentor to a range of Irish business types.

Blaise has also worked closely with many major international companies all over the world, to successfully implement business interventions and strategic growth programs, guiding these businesses through the many phases of change to successful outcomes and significant growth in business and profitability.

Blaise brings his wealth of practical and theoretical business experience to each of his roles – as entrepreneur, business director, business consultant and coach.


Three one-to-one mentoring visits with Blaise Brosnan are included in the programme fee. The course fee of €300 is highly subsidies by the Kildare Local Enterprise Office.

How to Apply

An application process applies for this programme

Completed Application forms can be downloaded here

Please send completed application forms to