Engineers Guide to Effective Management

Start date: 15 November 2018

Duration: 2 Days

Location: 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Certificate: N/A

Cost: Members €450; Non-members €675

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

This course was held in November 2018. If your company would like to see this course run again, please contact us (see below).

The aim of this two day CPD interactive workshop is to enable engineers with managerial responsibilities to develop the essential characteristics necessary to operate in an effective, impactful and creative manner.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to harness their management competencies to best meet their individual, team and organisation’s objectives and succeed as managers.


Day 1

Managing Yourself: Understanding your role as manager underpins all other management functions. This session will look at raising self awareness, and will give delegates an insight into their own personalities and style of management. This session will also look at role expectations, along with managing stress and building resilience.
Managing Communications: Managing how you communicate with team members is vital. Delegates will learn communication techniques, focusing on barriers and common pitfalls in communication and how to communicate with clarity and conciseness. Additionally, delegates will learn about communicating in difficult situations to ensure clear messaging.

Day 2

Managing Your Team: Managing your team is more that just managing the workflow, it’s about managing people. It is about understanding your team and their personalities to ensure that you can manage and motivate effectively and deliver results for the organisation. This session will look at developing the right culture in your team and creating a strong team dynamic, where trust is established and everyone is comfortable to challenge for continuous improvement.
Managing Performance: Setting clear expectations, monitoring effectiveness, delivering feedback and developing talent are key skills for managers. This session will introduce the fundamentals and latest thinking in managing performance and developing your staff. There will be a strong emphasis on practical tips and practice in having meaningful 1:1 conversations on performance, development and expected behaviours.

Who is the course for

The series will benefit any engineer in a management position and particularly those who have taken on new managerial responsibilities or are in line to do so.

Trainer Profile

Ciaran O’Reilly, B.E., MSc, has 20 years of practical experience in managing and developing technical staff in world class organisations. He received extensive training in best practice people management skills. Since 2007 Ciaran has focussed on facilitating learning and development, working for a wide variety of organisations. He lectures in “Professional Development” for a business degree programme, and is a member of Association for Coaching and Irish Institute of Training & Development.

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