CMETB – Leading Through Change; A Skills to Advance training initiative for local enterprise

October 15, 2020

Pictured: Micheál Briody, Managing Director, Silver Hill Duck

Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) are delivering a Leadership and Management training course for supervisory staff to attain strong people management skills to lead teams through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management has been developed with the aim to upskill supervisory staff.    Providing highly subsidised training to upskill supervisory staff through the Skills to Advance initiative, this programme will maximise a company’s ability to deal with the business environment, its challenges and opportunities.

Now, more than ever, companies need to ensure that they have strong people management skills.

The Leadership and Management programme aims to upskill supervisory staff in areas including motivating workers, managing change, effective decision making, problem solving, managing remote working and digital skills.

Based on the key business needs of companies in the region, it was developed by the Education and Training Boards and SOLAS working in collaboration with employers, IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Regional Skills Fora.

CMETB  would like to encourage employers across all industry sectors to avail of this opportunity to upskill key managers at this critical time for business recovery. They will benefit by having access to local high-quality training to deal with the new business environment, its challenges and opportunities.

Speaking about the benefits this training has already done for local company Silver Hill, Micheál Briody, Managing Director, had this to say about the course:

“12 staff members from Silver Hill enrolled on the ILM Leadership course earlier this year and it has been a very successful learning experience for them all. They have explored areas of Communication, Change Management, Motivation, Project Management and much more that are all very relevant to their roles here in Silver Hill.

“They were able to use the assignments they had to do to bring in practical elements of their role so they found that very helpful. English wasn’t the first language for seven of the twelve participants but we assigned them mentors from senior management to help check their written grammar in assignments and their understanding of the topics and this proved mutually beneficial for all.

“All the participants are glad they committed the time and energy to the course and we in management have seen significant personal development and engagement in them all so for Silver Hill it has been a very worthwhile partnership with CMETB”.

This supervisory management course is highly subsidised under the Skills to Advance initiative and it offers flexibility in delivery online. It also offers employees a qualification that may help their progression in the workplace.

Employers who would like further information on this Leadership and Management course should contact CMETB’s Workforce Development Officer Eileen Roddy by emailing


Go back