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ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet

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.

ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies.

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The Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE) is a not-for-profit organisation established by leading companies in Ireland with a deep commitment to continuous improvement.
We are a knowledge-sharing network of cross sectoral businesses that are committed to helping each member company be the most competitive in their field.

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Upcoming Events

Certificate in Professional Coaching Skills

Next event: 13/09/2019

Venue: Portlaoise

You will develop the attitude, skills and key competencies of an effective professional coach on this established in-depth and highly experiential cou..

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1-day Finance for Non-Financial Manager

Next event: 10/10/2019

Venue: Athlone Sheraton Hotel

Following completion of the one-day Programme, participants will be able to
•Understand the role of Finance in their daily operations

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Team Leader & Supervisor Skills Program

Next event: 15/10/2019

Venue: Galway

At the end of this program, participants will understand what makes for effective team leadership and be able to communicate more clearly with others...

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Front Line Managers Programme – QQI Level 6

Next event: 25/09/2019

Venue: Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown Dublin.

Participate in an engaging programme that focuses on the key skills for effective management. Each workshop incorporates practical approaches based on..

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The knowledge-sharing opportunities provided by ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet is an invaluable way to learn from and benchmark against other companies. This peer-to-peer transfer of knowledge helped us to develop important learning and development interventions such as mentoring, multi-generational training and sponsorship programmes.

The network provides member companies with the opportunity to network and to support each other through knowledge sharing in a rapidly changing business environment.”
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Eilish Walsh

Learning & Development Specialist

The Supervisory Management training from ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet has made a significant impact on our management capabilities both for existing managers and for emerging managers. The training has helped our teams to learn from the trainer and their peers in a collaborative learning environment.  

This training has become an essential talent development tool for our company.”
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John Daly

Group HR Manager

The training our employees have received through the ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet has been vital in assisting in the development and transition of our employees into managerial roles. Additionally, the training has expanded the knowledge base of the wider employee population in our company.

The diversity of the training that we can avail of is first class and someone is always available to advise us of various training and conference opportunities that our employees can take part in.”
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Eimear O'Reilly

HR Manager