Enterprise Ireland can help you develop your leadership and management capabilities and staff in two ways.
- Management Development Programmes
- Tailored Company Management Supports
Management Development Programmes
We offer customised management development programmes, delivered in collaboration with leading international providers, to inspire you as business leaders, to equip you with the tools and techniques to operate more effectively and to build international scale. Our leadership and management programmes will build the capabilities you need and deliver real and lasting impact, and results, for your company.
Management 4 Growth
Management 4 Growth will develop a cohort of world-class, highly competent and confident management teams who can, through the development of the productivity, innovation and competitiveness of their firms, grow their businesses internationally. This programme will support participating SME management teams to further develop their strategy, operations and people management practices to drive sales and export growth. To learn more, go to Management 4 Growth.
Leadership 4 Growth Programme
The Leadership 4 Growth (L4G) Programme is delivered by world-class executive education organisations. L4G combines world-class faculty, exposure to and engagement with highly successful entrepreneurs, a unique coaching and mentoring approach and practical strategy execution support that will provide inspiration, knowledge and skills tailored to your specific business. A critical element of the success of this programme comes from its focus on executing your strategic goals. This involves the CEOs and their senior teams working through assignments between modules, relating to the challenges and opportunities facing their company. For details of the next programme, go to Leadership 4 Growth Programme.
Strategic Leadership 4 Chief Financial Officers (SL4CFO)
The Strategic Leadership 4 Chief Financial Officers is aimed at: ‘Developing a cohort of world-class strategic CFOs with the financial leadership and strategic insight to drive growth in their organisations’. The programme focusses on building the financial, strategic and leadership capabilities required by CFOs to enable them to steer their companies to scale globally. EI partner with Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Continuous Learning Group (CLG) to deliver this programme which is designed specifically for ambitious and experienced CFOs of Irish companies. For more information, go to Strategic Leadership 4 Chief Financial Officers.
Excel at People and Performance
Enterprise Ireland has a series of workshops aimed at improving how human resources are managed in our client companies. These short programmes are geared towards ensuring companies adhere to some basic legal requirements when it comes to employment law as well as strengthen the most strategic tier of the company, the board. Then focussing on performance management skills development as a fundamental HR practice for managing people. For more information, go to Excel at People and Performance.
Enterprise Ireland acknowledges that the family business has specific needs when it comes to growth. For this reason we run occasional family business conferences. These serve to support our family business clients by drawing on international experts as well as local experience. Our conference 'Family Business-Navigating Through Challenges and Maximising Opportunities' runs on the 21st May at Enterprise Ireland HQ. For more information go to Family Business Conference.
Tailored Company Management Supports
Enterprise Ireland can work with you and your management team to understand and assess your company’s management development needs and to put in place tailored solutions to facilitate and strengthen your management team to ensure continued growth. Supports available include:
Enterprise Ireland Key Manager Grant
The aim of the Enterprise Ireland Key Manager Grant is to provide partial funding towards the cost of recruiting a new key manager/employee with skills that are critical for the development of your business. The support is towards the cost of one key manager/employee for one year. The Key Manager Grant is not a mechanism to subsidise general recruitment. For more details, go to Enterprise Ireland Key Manager Grant.
Strategic Consultancy Grant
The aim of the Strategic Consultancy Grant is to improve the strategic capability of a company by supporting the hiring of outside consultants to assist in the development and implementation of strategic activities of the company. It is designed to facilitate business growth as the consultants can act as coach, mentor, counsellor, facilitator, analyst, negotiator and/or operator for the company. For more details, go to Strategic Consultancy Grant.
Companies can request the appointment of a Mentor from the Enterprise Ireland Mentor Network to advise on issues relating to developing and executing an international sales strategy. Mentors are successful senior executives who volunteer to advise clients based on their own business experience. The Network has over 200 active mentors who make a real contribution in our client companies, bringing about change, removing barriers to growth and enabling strategic success. For more information on how to apply for a mentor, go to Mentors.
Enterprise Ireland can help companies retain the services of a Business Accelerator - an industry expert within a specific sector and market, with the experience, knowledge and contacts to support the company’s expansion into new markets. Business Accelerators come from the front lines of industry worldwide, with the relevant sales and marketing experience to advise and guide Irish companies on accelerating their export growth. Under the Enterprise Ireland Internationalisation Grant, funding of up to 50% is available to companies working with a Business Accelerator.
HR and OD Consultants Directory
Enterprise Ireland clients work with our Business and Development Advisers as they plan and resource business growth. From time to time, additional support can offer value to your business. The purpose of the HR/OD Consultants Directory is to provide Enterprise Ireland clients with this additional support in the area of human resources and organisation development. The directory identifies service providers who demonstrate the necessary expertise and experience. This is not an Enterprise Ireland grant aided project.
LeanStart provides an introduction to Lean concepts and allows you to gain an understanding of what the tools and techniques can do for your company in a short, focused engagement. The initiative is designed for companies that are unfamiliar with, and lacking capability in, business process improvement methodologies such as Lean and/or other best practice methods specific to particular business sectors (e.g. 'Agile' in the software sector).
For more information, go to LeanStart. For our productivity improvements supports, go to Productivity and Building Competitiveness Section.