Management Development Programme Autumn 2020

Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise (first 8 weeks) Tullamore Court Hotel (last 7 weeks)
15 Mondays; 31 August - 19 October & 2 November - 14 December
8 am - 1 pm
Management Development

Programme Delivery by Blaise Brosnan. Please contact prior to booking if you would like to be considered for this programme. Attendance is subject to approval and available to Offaly businesses only. ACCEPTANCE ON THE PROGRAMME IS BY PRE APPROVAL ONLY. YOU ARE ADVISED NOT TO PAY FOR THIS COURSE WITHOUT CONTACTING US IN ADVANCE.


Trainer: Blaise Brosnan

A Blended Course (A mix of Classroom and Video Conference)

Duration:                                             15 consecutive Monday mornings


August 31st, September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, October 5th, 12th, 19th October - Portlaoise

November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, December 7th, 14th - Tullamore

Location(s):       Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise & Tullamore Court Hotel 

Time:                                                    8 am– 1 pm

Fee:                                                      €250 (VAT not applicable)

The Management Development Programme (‘MDP’) is the Local Enterprise Office most comprehensive offering to small businesses in Offaly & Laois, the objective being to get companies stabilised, ready for growth and increased competitiveness.

This Programme is a different kind of training programme!  Restricted to the owner-managers of established and growing businesses, the calibre of participants is high and their business needs are similar.

To date the MDP has assisted hundreds of Owner-Managers across Ireland to significantly improve their businesses.  The Programme has received excellent feedback from participants in other counties, most stating that it is the best thing they ever did for their business!

Core modules covered include:

    • Creating a “Felt need” for Change
    • You are responsible for making the necessary changes
    • Issues involved in gaining help for your business
    • Time Management
    • Developing Tools to help you to manage your time more efficiently
    • Monitor the changes to date and gain an understanding of the Natural Laws and how they influence you
    • The impact of ATTITUDE on your business performance
    • Managing the resources of your business
    • What are the Key Success Factors in your business?
    • Understanding what your Strategy is all about
    • Setting SMART Objectives for your business
    • What are the strategic options for your business?
    • Understanding your Financial Accounts
    • The Marketing Plan & Marketing Mix
    • What is the difference between marketing and sales?
    • HR Issues for your Business
    • How to Negotiate more effectively
    • Customer Care

                                    Three one-to-one mentoring visits with the trainer are included in the programme fee. The course fee is highly subsidised by the Offaly & Laois Local Enterprise Offices.