Farry encourages Newry food manufacturers to ‘lead the way’

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry, has encouraged Newry food and drink manufacturers to take advantage of a new training initiative aimed at leaders in the sector.

The pilot training programme, ‘Leaders in Industry for the Food and Drink – Manufacturing Sector’, will feature as part of the Department’s Management and Leadership Development Programme (MLDP) and will be delivered by Queen’s University through its William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Riddel Hall.

The course, which commences on the 10th March 2014, will be aimed at senior management level and will include two days’ study at the Cranfield School of Management.

Minister Farry said, “Strong leadership and management skills are vital to improving the performance of our local food and drink manufacturing businesses and to achieving sustained economic growth.

“This is why my Department is funding a new sector specific programme for middle and senior executives. Increased skill levels help firms adapt more quickly and effectively to change, and this in turn gives them more confidence to invest, to innovate, to seek out new markets and to grow.”

Twenty five places are available on the course which will see participants gain Level 5 accreditation from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

As part of the Department’s Leadership and Management suite of training programmes, eligible participants from Northern Ireland companies with fewer than 250 employees will avail of 100% funding from the Department. Employees from larger companies may avail of the programme at a subsidised cost of £3,000 per participant.

To secure a place on this course contact the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute on 028 9097 4394 or email: leadershipinstitute@qub.ac.uk.

For more information on the Department for Employment and Learning’s suite of Leadership and Management training programmes visit: http://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/leadership-and-management-training


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