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Programme Overview

The Spotlight on Skills programme is a collaboration between Enterprise Ireland, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and the Irish Management Institute, it has been developed to help businesses create a company skills plan. The initiative is run regionally and will support your company to identify and address critical skills needs, to build capability and achieve strategic growth. As part of the process your company has a focused engagement with their local Regional Skills Manager to get a response from the Educational and Training Providers in your region to address your critical skills needs.

Participants should include two members of your company’s senior executive team who are:

  • Familiar with your business strategy for the next 1-5 years.
  • Understand the entire business operation.
Learning outcomes
  • Equip you with an approach (and toolkit) to identify those skills which differentially impact business success.
  • Assess skills gaps and identify where you need to develop
  • Enable your business to strengthen your critical skills in line with business strategy
  • Provide inputs to policy on skills needs
  • Enable you and other SMEs to engage with the education system for upskilling and recruitment needs
Format

Session 1  

Strategy Clarification workshop, where you will clarify you company goals, strategic ambitions, strategic priorities and identify the organisational capabilities that need to be in place to achieve your goals (2.5 hours) 

Session 2  

Critical Skills workshop, where you will identify your critical skills needs and use the findings to produce a company skills plan, and identify solutions to skill requirements (4 hours) 

One to one meeting 

One to one meeting  your IMI skills consultant to fine-tuned and validate your company skills plan (90 mins) 

Engage with your Regional Skills Forum Manager 

Meet with your regional skills manager to address your critical skills needs. 

Training Provider

 Enterprise Ireland in collaboration with the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and the Irish Management Institute (IMI)

Fees

The Spotlight on Skills workshop is free for Enterprise Ireland client companies.

Who Should Apply

Participants should include two members of your company’s senior executive team who are: 

  • Familiar with your business strategy for the next 1-5 years. 
  • Understand the entire business operation. 

 

The workshop will run on an ongoing basis in Dublin and other regional locations. If you are interested, please visit 

www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Events/OurEvents/Spotlight-on-Skills/ for dates and locations.

Programme Manager

Ciara Gorman

E: Ciara
T: 01 7272883

 

  • pre-diagnostic 
  • 1 day workshop
  • fully funded by Enterprise Ireland
  • Senior Team members 

What past participants say about Spotlight on Skills

Our company’s growth and development is clearly impacted by our access to a skilled workforce. The Spotlight on Skills workshop supported us to strategically explore the critical skills we need now and into the future for business growth. It helped us to define the actions we need to put in place for staff-resource planning into the future.

Kevin Clarke, Green Isle Foods

A practical workshop that provided a toolkit of techniques to help us identify our training needs and support the achievement of our strategic goals by building our company and our people’s capabilities. Spotlight on Skills is a straightforward framework that can be brought back into any workplace and used over and over again. We highly recommend the workshop to Irish companies. 

Roisin Johnson, Ammeon