Shannon Chamber and Ulearning Skillnets’ Certificate in Management Programme Commences

Yvonne Delaney, director and project leader, University of Limerick (left seated) pictured with programme participants and Sue Davis, Ulearning Skillnet and Cilian Griffey, Shannon Chamber Skillnet (3rd and 4th left seated).


A new year-long NFQ Level 6 Certificate in Management programme being delivered by Shannon Chamber Skillnet in conjunction with Ulearning Skillnet and the University of Limerick (UL) will result in nineteen executives from nineteen Shannon region companies upskilling their management and leadership techniques.

The programme, which will run until April 2018, will be delivered in a mix of one and two-day per month sessions enabling participants to gradually consolidate their existing operational experience and gain a sound introduction to management.

Autumn modules will include management and leadership subjects such as time management, leadership versus management, managerial styles and authority, accountability and responsibility. Motivating and selecting teams will also be addressed including the process of forming groups, motivating team members for optimal job performance and satisfaction, HR planning and development, selection methods and shortlisting and, conducting interviews.

The programme will give participants a sound introduction to management whilst enabling them to gain a formal qualification.

Commenting on the programme, Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes said: “This programme has been devised to support personal and professional growth whilst encouraging participants to create a supportive team environment where integrity and respect, innovation and creativity, ambition and a winning spirit are pillars to the successful operation of their business.

“Participants will be guided to specify performance objectives to achieve personal and organisational improvements and to motivate their teams to achieve their companies’ primary objectives.

“We are delighted to be in a position, through our Skillnet, to work with both Ulearning Skillnet and the University of Limerick to deliver this skills-based programme to our member companies.”