The objective of ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet is to develop the knowledge, skills and qualifications of employees by increasing access to skills development opportunities and encouraging ongoing professional development.

The strategic purpose is to focus on providing efficient and effective enterprise-led training and networking opportunities for companies to develop their workforce skills and talent so they are prepared for the political, technological and competitive risks that are already here and for the future.

What We Do

ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet has an active networking community that promotes collaboration and sharing of knowledge and best practice across the group. We develop new programmes in line with member company needs and organise seminars/ conferences and workshops that are innovative, relevant, flexible and adaptable to our member company needs.

Current Events

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your booking for a training programme / event within 2 weeks of  the programme commencement, you will be charged in full for the programme, however a substitute delegate may attend on your behalf.

Testimonials for Business Excellence Skillnet

The Supervisory Management training from ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet has made a significant impact on our management capabilities both for existing managers and for up and coming managers. The training has helped our teams to learn from the trainer and peers in a collaborative learning environment. This training has become an essential talent development tool at DPS.

The knowledge-sharing opportunities provided by ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet are an invaluable way of learning from and benchmarking against other companies. This peer-to-peer transfer of knowledge is a shortcut to key learnings that have helped us to develop important Learning & Development interventions such as Mentoring,  Multi -Generational Training & Sponsorship Programs to name a few.

ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet provides member companies with the opportunity to network with other organisations & to support each other through knowledge sharing in a rapidly changing business environment.
Boston Scientific Cork

 The training our employees have received through ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet has been vital in assisting to develop and transition employees into managerial roles while also expanding the knowledge base for the wider employee population in our company. We were also able to organise Resilience Workshops through ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet which was so well received that we will be organising more workshops in this area in the new year. The diversity of the training that we can avail of is first class and someone is always on hand to advise of the training and conference opportunities that our employees can avail of.
Barclay Crop Protection


Employment Activation Programme (EAP)

 ICBE Business Excellence focusses on supporting those in employment within the business sector. A number of other Skillnet Networks participate in the Skillnet Ireland Employment Activation programme. This initiative is designed exclusively for unemployed people and includes free training in skills in demand by companies combined with direct access to employers through meaningful work placements.

For further information on Skillnet Networks offering free training programmes for those seeking employment, subject to eligibility criteria, see the Skillnet Ireland website.

Management Development

 Enhancing management capacity, particularly in SMEs, is a national policy imperative and a major priority for Skillnet Ireland and it’s Learning Networks. The suite of Skillnet Ireland Management Development Programmes are available to help business owners and managers improve business performance and enable businesses to achieve better results. Click here for more information.