Shannon Chamber Skillnet Responds to Demand for Management Training

Pictured at the launch of Shannon Chamber Skillnet management development programme (from left): Cillian Griffey, Shannon Chamber Skillnet network manager; Jennifer Thompson, University of Limerick (UL); Yvonne Delaney, director and project leader and Dr Deirdre Brady, adjunct lecturer, management and development unit UL; and Helen Downes, CEO, Shannon Chamber. Photo: Eamon Ward.


Investment in management development training is a critical element of a company’s employee value proposition and key to retaining essential talent within an organisation. That was one of the takeaways from a recent seminar Shannon Chamber held on the topic which demonstrated that, in including an NFQ Level 6 management development programme in its upcoming training series, Shannon Chamber Skillnet is tuned in to the needs of business.


This is the second NFQ-level programme offered by Shannon Chamber Skillnet. The first was an NFQ level 8 leadership development programme offered in conjunction with Dublin Institute of Technology; this latest programme, which commences in September with enrolling currently ongoing, is being delivered via the University of Limerick.

Making the announcement, Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes said: “Building people management and leadership competencies is essential to building a strong and driven workforce. This programme supports 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 delivery of services.

“The programme will enable participants to identify innovative methods of doing business in a competitive environment, whether that be customer or internally facing. They will be guided to specify performance objectives to achieve personal and organisational improvements and to motivate their teams to achieve the company’s primary objectives.

“We are delighted to be in a position, through our Skillnet, to offer this skills-based programme to our member companies. It is an ideal opportunity for those to aspire to or currently hold a supervisory management position or who wish to augment their existing self-management, team management or interpersonal skills through gaining a third-level qualification in management. It will be delivered from September 2017 to April 2018 in a mix of one and two-day per month sessions. It is suitable for private and not-for-profit organisations and will enable participants to consolidate their existing operational experience and gain a sound introduction to management.”

Further details on this management development programme from Shannon Chamber Skillnet are available at