Firms To Receive A Package Of Free Leadership And Management Programmes

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today announced a package of free leadership and management programmes for local businesses.

The Department for Employment and Learning will provide 100% financial support to businesses and social economy enterprises that utilise the Department’s leadership and management suite of programmes.

The Minister said: "Leadership and management skills are a key factor in fostering innovation, unlocking the potential of the workforce, increasing productivity and growing our economy. Improving our leadership and management capability is fundamental to creating a culture where more organisations have the ambition, confidence, and skills to respond to the current economic conditions and compete successfully both nationally and globally.

"The 100% financial assistance I am announcing today will support this process by creating a framework for business growth and by providing specific support to organisations. Northern Ireland businesses will now be able to train their management staff at all levels with full financial support.

"Research demonstrates that an increase of just 1% in productivity, achieved through better management, can add £200million in GDP to the Northern Ireland economy. I encourage the business sector to avail of this new package of support to help develop and grow their businesses."


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