2022 Management Development Programme

Portlaoise, Tullamore & Online
15 Mondays (5 September to 19 December 2022)
8.00 am to 1.00 pm
Management Development

The Local Enterprise Offices of Offaly & Laois are pleased to offer the 2022 Management Development Programme which is the most comprehensive offering to small businesses to get companies stabilised, ready for growth and increased competitiveness.


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.

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.

Expected outcomes for participants on completion of the training programme

  • Clarity of purpose for themselves and their business
  • Defining the business opportunity going forward
  • How to approach these opportunities in a smarter way.

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


This is a 24 module programme, delivered weekly over 15 sessions - Monday September 5th to Monday December 19th

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. 

Venue/ Delivery Method

Portlaoise 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th September

Online 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th October and 7th, 14th, 21st November

Tullamore 28th November, 5th, 12th, 19th December


The Monday morning sessions will be held between 08:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Cost: The cost of the programme is highly subsidized at €150 per place.



Further Enquiries

For further information please contact Offaly Local Enterprise Office at:

Tel: 057 9357480 Email: mary.mcintyre@leo.offalycoco.ie