REI Management Development Programme 2020

REI Management Development Programme 2020

The Local Enterprise Office Waterford in a collaboration with the Economic Development Department in Waterford City & County Council are seeking expressions of interest from Independent Irish Retailers in Waterford City, Tramore and Dungarvan who wish to participate in the REI Management Development Programme 2020.

There is a limited number of places being offered at a subsidised rate of €150.

Completed Expressions of Interest form must be submitted by midday on Wednesday, 26th February to Angela Carew, Local Enterprise Office Waterford, 35 The Mall, Waterford or

Successful applicants will be notified by COB on Friday, February 28th, please note priority will be given to indigenous retailers who are not part of a chain or franchise.

The programme is regarded as the most influential and formative retail management development programme in Ireland. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear innovative, challenging and engaging content from experts in the retail fields. The programme alternates between foundation retail topics and contributions from external expert speakers. This is a not to be missed valuable 4 day programme. 

The programme will take place over 4 days in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown on  11th March | 25th March | 8th April | 22nd April.

The Programme brochure outlining the speakers, session titles and learning points for each of the 4 days of the programme.

Each delegate who completes the programme will receive a complimentary 2 day delegate pass [non-transferable] to Day 1 & Day 2 of the Retail & Digital Summit which is taking place on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th May in the Citywest Convention Centre. 

Participants will gain the following…  and much more !!
  • Increased competence & confidence
  • Improved Time Management
  • Strengthened management skillset
  • Ability to monitor and improve store performance
  • A clear understanding of KPI’s [Key Performance Indicators]
  • A set of tools and resources to empower the manager in all aspect of their day to day role
Facilitated by James Burke,  James Burke & Associates,  participants will also hear from leaders in the industry:
[Session titles and learning content listed on the brochure]  
  • Rebecca Harrison -  Owner Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy
  • Michael Neary -  Loss Prevention Manager,  Harvey Norman
  • Tommy Smyth -  MD Tom Smyth & Associates [HR]
  • David Fitzsimons -  Group CEO,  Retail Excellence
  • Paul Cunningham -  Cunningham’s Pharmacy Group
  • Eamon Kelleher -  Co- Op Superstore -  Winner, Manager of the Year 2020
  • Alf Dunbar -  Founder ‘You are the Difference’
  • Susannah Hewson -  CX Change -  Customer Experience Expert
  • Anthony Gallagher -  Owner, Petstop
  • Matthew Brown -  Director,  The Echochamber
  • Fergal Doyle -  Co-Owner,  Arboretum

Expression of Interest Form.