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Waterford Chamber to develop next generation of business leaders

Responding to the need to develop a pipeline of future leaders in the South East region, Waterford Chamber, with the support of Bausch + Lomb and Waterford Chamber Skillnet, have introduced a Regional Leaders Programme to develop business leaders for the future through mentorship and skills sharing.

The programme is aimed at professionals who want to develop their leadership skills or for companies who would like to increase the capacity of their internal talent pool to ensure the next generation of their company is in safe hands.

Waterford Chamber CEO Gerald Hurley said: Our Regional Leaders Programme is a perfect vehicle for leaders within our business community to share their expertise with the participants. Having somewhere to turn for advice, whether you are the founder of a start-up or an executive within a more established company is crucial, and we hope this programme will meet that need while enhancing leadership capabilities across the region. We are delighted to partner with Bausch + Lomb and Waterford Chamber Skillnet on this initiative. Experts from both organisations will be centrally involved in the delivery of the programme.”

The programme runs monthly from September to July beginning on 27th September. It will be made up of five bi-monthly networking lunches. Each will involve an address from some of the country’s most well-known executives – someone from either the private or public sector.

In between the bi-monthly leadership talks, the participants will participate in smaller groups with a mentor. This will be a senior leader from the region who will work with them to develop their leadership skills. Each group will receive a new mentor every two months, ensuring that they are exposed to many different leadership styles drawn from a broad range of sectors.

Ultimately the programme will identify the training needs and required supports for employers in the region as Sara Mullally, Network Manager at Waterford Chamber Skillnet explains. “The issue of skills shortages is constantly to the fore in industry and this programme will help us pin-point exactly what is needed. The outcomes of the programme will form the basis of a long term strategic plan for Waterford Chamber Skillnet to cater for those requirements and work with companies to to grow and develop the workforce.”

Leadership and professional development is a key component of the Bausch + Lomb ethos, making them the ideal partner for the Regional Leaders Programme.

“Being a leader today is challenging. This programme will help current and potential leaders explore their leadership style using a competency framework for leaders. Through the guidance of the Business Mentors, participants will be able to identify a range of approaches and broaden their business perspectives to meet the challenges they face individually, with their teams and organisations”, said Mark Hennessy, Site Leader, Bausch + Lomb.

The cost for the eleven month programme is €350 for Waterford Chamber/Skillnet members and €499 for non members. For more information on the Regional Leaders Programme, please contact Lynda Lawton on 051 311130 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The next Safe Pass course will be on Saturday, 21st October 2017 from 8am–5pm at the Woodlands Hotel, Dunmore Road, Waterford. Group bookings and in-house training are also available. Cost is €110 per person which can be paid on the day by cash or cheque. Contact Waterford Chamber at 051 872639 to book a place.

Construction workers are bound by law to hold a valid Safe Pass card. Safe Pass training is provided to ensure that all site personnel undergo basic health and safety awareness training with a view to making a positive contribution to the prevention of accidents and avoidance of health hazards.

Notes:

  • A passport photo with a signature on the back and a PPS number are required on the day of the Safe Pass training course
  • Participants must be over 16 years of age and have a good command of the English language
  • Participants arriving after the course commences will not be permitted entry

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Our mission is to focus on the critical skills required to improve the performance of member companies, identify common training needs, and deliver training locally using the highest caliber trainers. The result is tailored and subsidised training for your business.

Any company that wishes to become a member of the Waterford Chamber Skillnet can benefit from being a part of a 200 member strong network with companies from similar industries deciding what training they need as well as how, where and when it should be delivered. This allows staff to participate in relevant, flexible programmes, enabling companies to become more competitive and increase the internal long term career opportunities and employability of staff.

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